A Heart On The River

A Heart On The River

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Overview

Free will? God’s will?

In the winter of 2011, Fred Woody Jr. deplanes in Dulles Airport in Washington, DC. He hungers for fame and fortune by winning a multi-million-dollar Texas Hold ‘Em Poker tournament.

Over the next three days, no obstacle will get in his way, or so he believes. Mishaps soon occur. Fred relives his personal misdeeds and pushes through many road bumps on his journey to the Atlantic City casino. Along the way, he meets several folks—some good, some bad, and some in-between. The choices he makes—both good and bad—define his every step.

Travel through the confines of Fred’s mind. See the world through his eyes. Share his experiences and learn from them.

You won’t find jingle bells or singing reindeer in this unique Christmas story, but you will discover a heart or two on the river.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692390009
Publisher: L. D. B. Press
Publication date: 03/20/2020
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

John Bauer read, lived, worked, loved, won, and lost, well before he ever wrestled with words.

In 2007, fired as county manager for no good reason from a place he'd previously managed for six productive years, he mistitled, and under-achieved with a textbook/cathartic memoir-boats, knots, other things.

Undaunted, John sold health insurance and stocks and bonds, and then served five (5) twelve (12)-month tours in Iraq and Afghanistan as a Senior Governance Advisor for the US Department of State.

Since 2013, Scribes Valley, Stone Canoe Literary Journal, AnotheRealm, the Magazine of Speculative Fiction, Andrews UK Limited (House of Erotica), WildSound Novel Writing Festival, and Stringybark Stories have published his scribblings. Thrice, he's successfully participated in Nanowrimo. In November 2013, he drafted All the Bay's Clams and All the Bay's Men. Six years and multiple re-writes later, this novel is soon-to-be published.

His genres are adult contemporary, dark comedy, farcical, horror, erotic, and non-fiction. A believer in pre-destination and Divine Providence, John opines the endings to each of his manuscripts are not entirely his own.

Born in Brooklyn, and raised on Long Island, New York, where he dug clams for eight summer seasons, John was schooled at Notre Dame and Syracuse, with detours to Mexico City, Mexico, Raleigh, NC, and Little Rock, Arkansas. Since 1979, he has worked as a public servant in southeastern North Carolina. There, he and his wife raised three children and currently have five grandchildren.

Oldmanwrite-website and brand-reflects by any quantitative measure, John is old.

Qualitatively? That part of his BIO has yet to be written.

Table of Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS i

DAY ONE

CHAPTER ONE 1

CHAPTER TWO 11

CHAPTER THREE 15

CHAPTER FOUR 19

CHAPTER FIVE 27

CHAPTER SIX 37

CHAPTER SEVEN 43

CHAPTER EIGHT 51

CHAPTER NINE 59

CHAPTER TEN 67

CHAPTER ELEVEN 71

CHAPTER TWELVE 79

CHAPTER THIRTEEN 89

CHAPTER FOURTEEN 101

DAY TWO

CHAPTER FIFTEEN 109

CHAPTER SIXTEEN 119

CHAPTER SEVENTEEN 129

CHAPTER EIGHTEEN 133

CHAPTER NINETEEN 137

CHAPTER TWENTY 143

CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE 147

CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO 153

CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE 171

CHAPTER TWENTY-FOUR 179

CHAPTER TWENTY-FIVE 187

CHAPTER TWENTY-SIX 195

CHAPTER TWENTY-SEVEN 207

CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHT 209

CHAPTER TWENTY-NINE 217

DAY THREE

CHAPTER THIRTY 229

CHAPTER THIRTY-ONE 233

CHAPTER THIRTY-TWO 239

CHAPTER THIRTY-THREE 243

CHAPTER THIRTY-FOUR 249

CHAPTER THIRTY-FIVE 255

CHAPTER THIRTY-SIX 259

CHAPTER THIRTY-SEVEN 267

CHAPTER THIRTY-EIGHT 275

CHAPTER THIRTY-NINE 281

CHAPTER FORTY 287

CHAPTER FORTY-ONE 291

CHAPTER FORTY-TWO 297

CHAPTER FORTY-THREE 301

CHAPTER FORTY-FOUR 307

CHAPTER FORTY-FIVE 315

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