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Historical Fiction and Photography

News Flash!!

            I’ve changed the title! Runnin’ Shine was a title that fit when I started the book. However, as the story and the characters developed, it became a lot more than a tale of moonshine.

The new title is Thunder and White Lightning. From hidden stills to the roar of hopped-up whiskey cars on dirt tracks to the birth of NASCAR, it’s a helluva ride and it all starts with moonshine.

click on the car to go to Thunder and  White Lightning home page

"I wrote about people who had gumption." Margret Mitchell

So did I. The Scots-Irish who settled in the North Georgia mountains were certainly people with gumption. In Thunder and White LIghtning you'll meet the off-beat characters who faced the world head-on and did it with a quirky sense of humor and a hankering for adventure.

They found that the red clay was only good for two things. It would grow corn which they turned into moonshine to support their families and pay their taxes. It was also the perfect surface for dirt tracks for hopped-up whiskey cars, stock cars and eventually NASCAR races.

They were fiercely independent, patriotic, fractious, inventive, compassionate, droll and unpredictable, but never boring. Thunder and White Lightning starts easy and sails through the checkered flag with red dust flying. You're invited to ride shotgun to see what the ruckus is all about!

Click on the cover to go to the Crossing the Moss Line home page.
Click on the cover to go to the Waterproof Justice home page.
Click on the cover to go to the Shorter's Way home page.
Click on Big Daddy and the Family to see the photography gallery.
We are mostly street photographers, anything is fair game.  There is also a section of abstract work that combines straight photography and some heavily altered work. See if you can figure out which is which. Some are obvious, others, not so much.