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                     A Hacker in Africa   On the savannah in Africa, there sat quietly one day A brave e-book novelist a typing away. He sat by a brook ‘neath a low Bilbao tree And the dew on the grass cooled him off, don’t you see.   And the writer glanced once when a man with a book Came and sat down nearby him ‘neath the tree by the brook. The writer typed and he typed and he swatted at flies…

RESEARCH FOR THE NOVEL

In researching for my novel, Asunder, A Novel of the Civil War, I had a lot to learn. I dug through volumes of googled information as well as from books and pamphlets and actual Civil War era documents. I toured the battlefields multiple times. On one trek I walked the entire distance through  chest high grass of what had been the 3rd Texas Cavalry campground and discovered it was about 400 yards long. I also picked up some tics along…