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I was born in New Orleans under a curse: I like to draw, which was forever getting me into trouble in grade school and high school. My grandfather, an educator, thought he could take advantage of that and prepped me to study architecture. So, I studied fine art with a minor in beer instead-or maybe it was the other way around? My grandfather gave up.

I came to my senses and realized making a living in fine art was an iffy thing, or really more of a not-very-likely thing. I heard about a great program in advertising design at the University of Southwestern Louisiana (now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette), and that sounded professional and maybe even profitable. So I transferred and changed my major to advertising design-but I kept the minor in beer and doubled down by joining a frat, Kappa Sigma.

Eventually, I graduated and married my high school sweetheart. After 50 years and two kids later, she is still putting up with me.

After four years in the Air Force, I landed a job in advertising in New Orleans where I had the privilege of working with people much more talented than I am, designing many award-winning packages and product promotions.

I live just outside New Orleans with my wife, and sometimes my two granddaughters, by younger son and daughter-in-law who live nearby, spend the night. Elder son, daughter-in-law, two more granddaughters and a grandson live in West Texas. And should I even mention I have five great grandkids, too?

1943
 

Road Trip! Searching for Miss Betty on a WWII Harley-Davidson

Authored by Lane Casteix
Edition: First

Grieving over the death of his wife, retired San Bernardino Sheriff's detective Mac McConnell is a lost soul wasting away with life passing him by. His closest companion is his deceased wife's little, black and tan Pug dog (named "Pug," of course),
but the two barely get along.

During restoration of an old Harley-Davidson WLA Liberator motorcycle from WWII, Mac's friend finds a faded photo of a beautiful young woman that was taken during the war and a never completed V-Mail letter that was written to her by her fiancé, a soldier serving somewhere in Italy in 1943.

Knowing only the couple's first names, Betty and Alvin, and with the letter, the photo, and the old motorcycle the only evidence to go by, Mac and Pug set out to solve a seventy-year-old mystery that leads them on a cross-country journey on the old Harley as they go in search of "Miss Betty."

Along the way the unlikely pair encounter some "unusual" new "friends" and find themselves in some unexpected, sometimes dangerous, and often humorous situations. In the process, Mac discovers there is indeed new life (and love) after a death.


Publication Date:
2017-01-24
ISBN/EAN13:
1539878465 / 9781539878469
Page Count:
298
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Language:
English
Color:
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy




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