|Speaking at the Green Festival Expo in Los Angeles|
No exactly the kind of place to draw a big crowd.
Even so, my presentation at the Bradford County Public Library was well received by a group of people who have been fracked by the fracking companies - up, down and sideways.
Their tales were as fascinating as they were depressing. They validated nearly everything I've written already in The Fracking War and Fracking Justice. They also passed along some interesting new slants on the problems hydrofracking is causing in their community.
My God it's ugly.
|Grrrr... says Dick Cheney|
The slide show that accompanies my talk has been refined and elicits laughs, tears and gasps.
The gasps come from showing photos of Dick Cheney, the evil prince upon whom you can really heap a lot of blame for the spreading of hydrofracking (and its problems) across the U.S.
KIRKUS REVIEWS GIVES FRACKING JUSTICE A THUMBS UP
Both The Fracking War and Fracking Justice had received nothing but excellent reviews when Kirkus Reviews was set to publish its take on Fracking Justice.
I was holding my breathe - really! - when I first started to read what the publication said. Kirkus Reviews is a major player in the publishing industry and noted for taking no prisoners in reviews of books.
So if you heard a loud, whooping sound last month, that was likely me, when Kirkus published its lengthy glowing review. It was sooooooooo favorable, I doubt I could have written one more favorable myself.
Here's a line from the Review that kind of sums it up:
"Reads like an emergency manual for activists battling environmental despoliation."
JACK'S BOAT - AN UPDATE
The best news is all three said, yes! - publish this book.
Jack's Boat is on my writing docket, scheduled for a revamp and final tuneup before it gets another readthru.
Even at that, I think Jack's Boat and The Devil's Pipeline will both make their debuts in spring/summer 2016.
Which means I better get back to tapping those keys if I want to meet that timeframe...