Today a little chat with Ross Grayson, author of Night Shadow's Son and Eagle Fangs
By nmurray, Apr 5 2020 11:19AM
Hi Ros, how are you doing?
I'm a quiet reserved recluse. For decades, I was the leader of many educated talented
and committed people. Writing the novel was a long well-deserved vacation for my mind.
I live on an unspoiled coastline where dolphins and manatees cavort. Magnificent eagles
occasionally soar overhead and hummingbirds dart around the flower garden.
Flying squirrels sit in my hand and eat sunflower chips.
I wrote a novel (Eagle Fangs) some years ago as a warm-up for Night Shadow's Son.
It was a challenge to teach myself how to use several software programs, learn about
how to publish a novel (e.g. What the heck is metadata?) and tune up my research skills.
I used Google Earth to pinpoint locations where the story took place. I'm not working on
anything right now. Perhaps one day an idea will inspire me to write something else.
I don't market my books. A dozen libraries have added my work to their collection.
Libraries offer "author chats" which allow local authors to meet with potential readers.
I always provide free copies to everyone. I created brochures a few local bookstores distribute.
The attachment is the outside/inside of a trifold brochure."
Hopefully, you are far away from the horrid COVID-19
Stay safe, Natasha :)
If you are self isolating then you might be interested in reading something new.
Ross' books are available on Amazon.
A young woman becomes a spy for the French Resistance during WWII. She operates alone and unafraid deep behind enemy lines. The Night Shadow, as she is called by British intelligence, gathers vital intelligence for the Allies. A twist of fate brings her and an infant together. She joins a traveling circus after the war and raises the child has her own. The boy demonstrates amazing, inexplicable abilities. An Oxford professor discovers the young man and together they return to England. The young man's physical and mental prowess astounds and amazes everyone. The world's superpowers teeter on the brink of global nuclear war. The young man embarks on an impossible mission to prevent the imminent war. A professor sets off on quest to find out who the young man's parents are. The novel has a thunderclap ending. The story spans decades and sweeps across a continent. It skips from one adventure to another. The work weaves fiction into historically-accurate world events.
You can get your copy here:
Mideast terrorists possess old Soviet nuclear warheads and plan to use them against major cities across the globe. A Pentagon intelligence analyst discovers the plot and tries to warn everyone. No one is listening. He turns to his fighter pilot brother for help. A dozen American airmen volunteer to fly nearly 8,000 miles undetected and take on the entire air force of a hostile nation. The story takes place in present day.
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