Annie Laura Smith Update

Annie Laura Smith’s Twilight of Honor, her dive into the light romance genre, is now available on Amazon from The Ardent Writer Press! 

After discussion of various proof ideas, Annie selected a full front cover of Linda Ruhl’s painting of Shoreline Gallery (see it on her author’s page).  Shoreline is owned by the novel’s protagonist, Wynne Reardon.  It was to be the haven in Destin, Florida for her and her pilot husband, Michael, once he retired and is central to the crisis that Wynne must overcome. 

Michael is shot down in the closing days of the Vietnam War and is declared dead, but his body is not recovered.  Should she stoke the dim flame of memory of her courageous husband who is soon recommended for the Congressional Medal of Honor or should she move on to a relationship with another good man, Jason Garrison, a potter she hires for her gallery?  Making her decision difficult is Jason’s past as a protestor.  Though he is a veteran of that same war…he is too familiar with the cracks in its foundation, ones he saw personally during his tour there, one that soured him as well as the American psyche.

Ardent Writer Press has asked Amazon to place Twilight under its wonderful Look Inside the Book program.  It should be available in that form by next week, so give the story a read (at least those parts of the novel available for introduction on Amazon)!  Here is the LINK.

We have also made the prologue and first chapter available on Annie’s author page which you can view while waiting for the Look Inside the Book take on Twilight of Honor.

In the coming weeks we will also wait for various reviews of Twilight.  When received, we will update the book and incorporate snippets from each.

Steve Gierhart
Dale “Steve” Gierhart is a retired business manager for the United States Army. Based in Huntsville, Alabama on Redstone Arsenal, his career lasted from 1975 to 2010 in which he managed contracts, finances/accounting, and cost estimating for several missile defense systems, among which were Stinger, Avenger, Chaparral, Sentinel, JLENS, SLAMRAAM, and Non-Line of Sight.  The author wishes to thank the many co-workers, peers, and contractors who made these programs successful.  It is their tireless work that brought these systems to the soldier that needed them.  While budget constraints made it difficult for some of their work to see its full potential, they never blinked, they adjusted.  They persevered. Steve hails from Shawnee, Oklahoma; but most of his adult life has been spent in the beautiful hills of North Alabama where he lives with his wife, Bonny, who raises Tennessee Walking Horses. Between them, Steve and Bonny have 5 children and 9 grandchildren. Steve enjoys writing now that he is retired and plans more excursions of the imagination. He and Bonny, a retired engineer who worked as a contractor on several NASA and Army programs, will travel in their retirement though 15 horses, 4 dogs and 3 cats can crimp the best of plans.