Over the years, he has morphed from a sole practitioner; adding staff to take on many of the specialized responsibilities necessary to move projects to fruition. He is obsessed - mistakes are to be avoided at all costs - his paranoia concerning payroll and paying offices expenses is always with him. He lives modestly - spare time is taken up with female, 'friends' - a local diner is his hangout.
Each member of this staff has an individual persona - he needs to oversee the formation of a family, from these men and women of a myriad of backgrounds, who will need to work in harmony and look out for each other and himself.
In recent times, several new projects, beyond his normal scope, have been thrust upon him by a mysterious consortium and he is soon swimming with the sharks. With the new work comes the realization that greed, mixed with other inexplicable motives, is destroying his world.
Life's joys and tragedies come from many directions.
And, there is Babette, his advocate, his muse and, at last, his love.
In an interview the author related: "Yes, there is some autobiography here - working with so many different people over the years leaves lasting impressions. Too, I needed to get off my chest, the early days in, 'Appalachia' - all of this was in a different era - so much has changed - but it was an influencing ride. My curiosity has not diminished - the caveat in the front of the book as to, 'product of author's imagination,' and to, 'resemblance to actual events, locales, or persons living or dead being coincidental,' still applies."
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About the Author
The author's personal life has been influenced by growing up in Appalachia, but then seeking to satisfy his curiosity in life with a shotgun approach.