Every Able Body

Three people set out to destroy a white slavery ring operating out of a waterfront bar in a wartime boomtown: Frank Lundy, a private eye who's 4-F and sensitve about it; Valerie Gilbreath, a police reporter and ex-debutante; and Alfred Page, an AWOL black soldier targeted for murder by one of the kidnappers, know one thing for sure--Sally McGinn should have never gone downtown on a school night. More
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Language: English
ISBN: 9781465733184
About David Reichart

I'm a blue-collar guy who has a poet's sensibilities, minus the talent to adequately express them.

My writing career includes eight years in the newspaper business as a reporter, copy editor and managing editor and five years as a freelance copywriter. There was one major problem with all of that--I only got paid for writing things that somebody else wanted me to write. It got old.

Like a lot of people who majored in English, my resume is all over the board. On the plus side, I've gained some unusual experience and met a lot of interesting people. Somehow, while trying to make a living in the traditional sense, I've managed to do a lot of writing in my spare time--work I wanted to do, things I wanted to write, things I never got paid for.

Eventually, my spare-time creative writing began to pay off. I signed with an agent in Los Angeles and later one in New York, and I managed to option a screenplay, Big Sandy, to Hollwyood Producer Timothy Blake. Both agents signed me during writers strikes on the basis of a screenplay sample, and in each case when the strike was over I went to the bottom of the totem pole. Of course, that’s where I belonged in relation to writers who where actually making money.

Now that the independent publishing revolution is hitting full stride, I feel a growing sense of excitement and optimism. As I prepare my manuscripts for publication, I'm still dreaming about the day I'm finally proclaimed an overnight success.

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