This is Author Sophia Bogart's blog for the release of The Killing of Jefferies Flat, published by the Ardent Writer Press.This road from rough draft to finally draft has been a most rewarding and often humbling journey. I have enjoyed the love and support of my ever generous husband, countless friends, family, and eerienced professionals. All have played an invaluable roll in carrying me through to this victorious day of publication. I am forever in their debt.

My first readings/book signings of The Killing of Jefferies Flats are as follows:

Monday March 16     Everette Senior Center 702 Burchfield St. Maryville TN at 2 p.m.

Saturday March 21    Southland Books and Café 1505 E. Broadway Maryville TN at 1 p.m.

I am hopeful that many other readings will follow, because I am just not ready for this wild ride to be over. With that thought in mind, I have begun work on colorful character development and enticing outline for my next novel. The working title is Pistol Creek set in prohibition era south. I look forward to sharing it with you soon!.

Many thanks to my readers!

Sophia Bogart


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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.