The joy of falling in love is fractured with the cannon firing on Fort Sumter, creating chaos for the military academy cadets, especially two men from opposing sides. As soldiers, they must fight, but as lovers, they must flee to the west to avoid fighting against each other. While the plan for their journey together seemed simple enough, the invisible walls of war trapped the cadet from Charleston, while leaving the man from Maine stranded in Saint Louis. His family abandoned him until they needed him to defend the plantation, and eventually their Southern way of life. War changed him, he became a fearless killer, and on many fields of battle, it nearly killed him, but nothing could stop his determination and search for the man he loved, and return to their trail to the west. The War Apart - Part I begins the series, followed by The War Ahead - Part II, and soon The War Beyond - Part III.
|Publisher:||Hard Title Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.69(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
TJ spent most of his early years hating to read, and thinking even less of his senior English class. Fortunately, a special teacher insisted he write a fictional short story, a two-page tale about something he found interesting. Instantly, TJ became hooked on the fun of writing fiction. Thankfully, he now reads constantly, going from one book to the next, with several in queue waiting their turn. His favorite part of writing is the crafting of a rough draft. A period in the process when the words fly from the storage center deep in his brain like a movie stuck on fast-forward. The agonizing part begins with the painstaking restructuring, as TJ edits one sentence at a time until he is either happy, or exhausted into believing he is happy with his conclusion. His new release is The Raceboys about a national champion forced to come out as a gay driver. Also available is The Will and Stranded. Coming Soon: TJ is currently polishing "A Writer's Fantasy" about his favorite college sport basketball, as well as his favorite player, and he just finished the rough draft of The Blackfeet Boys.