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My February Calendar:
The new Zack Tolliver, FBI novel Cover Reveal:
The second edition of Tolliver Tales (R Lawson Gamble News Bulletin) is out. Expect the next publication April 1 (no fooling).
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The Lomalamos Readers selected ZACA by R Lawson Gamble as one of their books to read and discuss in 2016.
R Lawson Gamble presented a talk and slide show on the book Los Alamos Valley at the Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum in the Carriage House Thursday, January 28. Upwards of 75 enthusiastic, curious people attended. We had a lively Q&A following the talk.
The Casa Dumetz talk by author R Lawson Gamble on September 25, 2015 on Los Alamos Valley drew great interest and sold books. September 26 & 27 we sold many more books to attendees of Los Alamos Old Days, easily the most successful sign & sale yet!
The Other and Zaca have consistently been within the top 100 books sold on Amazon in the category of United States>Native American.
The publication of Los Alamos Valley by R Lawson Gamble for Arcadia Press was July 27, in Kindle format September 1.
Los Alamos Valley still on the shelves of COSTCO (best price!).
R Lawson Gamble interviewed by Santa Maria Sun. See below under interviews.
ZACA receives a Five Star review from Readers Favorite. (Read below under Reviews, link coming soon).
R Lawson Gamble books are available locally at: Coven Tree Olde World Market, E.Main Street, Santa Maria, California.
Author’s talk was well received at Santa Maria Library, Shepard Hall September 12, the presentation entitled Historic Los Alamos about the Arcadia Images of America publication Los Alamos Valley. Author was presented with a beautiful plaque and signed the Santa Maria Historical Society Scroll.
ZACA rated Five Stars from READERS FAVORITE. Read on.
Jack Magnus for Readers Favorite: ZACA is a murder mystery written R. Lawson Gamble. Zack is currently a supervisory agent for the FBI, but for over ten years he had been the FBI liaison for the Navajo nation in Tuba City, Arizona. He’s in California to participate in a lecture presentation given by his friend, Dr. Susan Apgar, on the possible existence of an undiscovered species that had evolved differently than homo sapiens. While he’s there, the body of an immigrant worker is found in a remote area of the San Rafael Wilderness. He had been shot in the head, but what was confounding the investigators was the large pool of blood they found nearby. Something or someone had killed the victim’s attacker, based on the amount of blood found, but there was neither a body nor a trail to be discovered. Zack’s afternoon spent assisting in the investigation becomes an open-ended assignment when the local authorities clear it with his boss.
R. Lawson Gamble’s paranormal mystery, ZACA is exciting, fast-paced and beautifully plotted. I loved following Zack and the investigators as they go off-road and hike through the California wilderness. Gamble’s descriptions of the surrounding environs are sharply defined and detailed, and they make you feel as if you are along for the adventure. This is the first Zack Tolliver story I’ve read, but I had no problems with reading it on its own. I also enjoyed reading about the local area Chumash history, mythology and tribal traditions that are entwined throughout the plot. Zack is a marvelous main character, and he and his sidekick, Eagle Feather, complement each other perfectly. This well-plotted and suspenseful story works on so many different levels. I’m quite pleased to have discovered Gamble’s Zack Tolliver, FBI mystery series and am looking forward to reading the rest of the books in the series. ZACA is most highly recommended.
THE OTHER receives review award from READERS FAVORITE. Read Five Star review of THE OTHER HERE.
Brenda Castro for Readers Favorite: The Other takes its readers on a suspense-filled mystery that really had me torn between the idea that the killer might be human or supernatural. The plot pulled me in and kept me riveted as each twist made me feel like I knew what would transpire next, only to be led in a different direction. Descriptive writing sets the scene, providing a visually stimulating picture of the setting, while also creating interesting, realistic characters. I enjoyed the relationship that developed between Zack and Libby, and Blue the bloodhound provided a few laughs! Mr. Gamble has the ability to express emotion with his choice of words, providing a real glimpse of the friendship between Zack and Eagle Feather! I loved the paranormal aspects and it was obvious that Mr. Gamble did his research where Navajo legends and lore are concerned. I found myself fascinated by the idea of the mythological creature the Navajo call the Skinwalker. A fast-paced, suspense-filled mystery, with a blending of Native American lore, made this a fascinating read that kept its momentum until the shocking end!
From SYV News Lifestyle Editor Pamela Dozios About THE OTHER:
“I read your book a couple of weeks ago and have been meaning to write you to say what a terrific read it was. I normally don’t read fiction, but it grabbed me in the first couple of paragraphs and I couldn’t put it down. It was well written, interesting subject matter, great characters – it just kept moving right along and I just loved it.”
And about MESTACLOCAN:
“I loved it. It kept me on the edge of my seat every lunch hour – I couldn’t wait to get back to it. Super job.”
I’m a history buff and fiction writer living in writer’s paradise, the Central Coast of California. Here are some of my interviews:
Joe Payne of the Santa Maria Sun interviewed me for the paper. You can find it on-line here.
We enjoyed a great chat with Barbara M Hodges on her Red River Radio blog talk show NO LIMITS. Listen to it here. Be patient or advance to the second half hour. Another guest is first.
The January Issue of the on-line magazine Mysterical-E includes an interview with author R Lawson Gamble. Punch Archives, January 2015. Take a peek.
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Mestaclocan is also available at Oyster and Flipkart through Smashword.
Member SouthWest Writers, Western Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, Word Wizards of Santa Maria, NightWriters of SLO.