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|NEXT UP WEDNESDAY, NOV. 17 12:00 NOON: ALL ABOUT THE YELLOW ROSE||18 Carl presents 12:00 [Bonita/You Can’t Keep Her]||19 Carl present 1:00 [Maxwell Saga]||20 Carl present 1:00 [The Yellow Rose]|
Carl Interview 2 pm
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THE YELLOW ROSE 2ND PRINTING
Did you know?
Historically, the term “yellow rose” referred to an attractive mulatto woman. Also historically, the original “Yellow Rose of Texas” was for sure one Emily West, and her story is intertwined in song and legend with the Texas Revolution of 1836. That series of battles, led by Sam Houston, made Texas a Republic, its own country until it joined the union in 1845.
The Yellow Rose is set during the revolution and supposes that Emily and Sam not only collaborated in certain incidents that gave the Texans victory, but became romantically involved in the process.
Writer Working never rests, and my sixth novel Swindle In Sawtooth Valley awaits publication.
There’s plenty of Writer Working news till Swindle emerges. Browse through the works already out there, and take a peek at some new reviews and commentaries.
Read my latest novel
YOU CAN’T KEEP HER
This is the first sequel to Bonita, the story of a mother’s search to find her lost daughter and then her fight to maintain a relationship with her.
“A compelling story of self-discovery and courage”Silvia Villalobos, author
Excerpt from Chapter 1 of You Can’t Keep Her
We were in the library, which smelled of the same leather and stale cigar smoke left behind by its late owner, Benito Alvarez. It was quite a mansion Alvarez had built high on this San Francisco hill where i now stood opposite his daughter, Flora Torres. She face me with her arms folder across her chest, so straight and stiff I wanted to cut her corset strings, fancying she’d go all wobbly like a marionette. The image amused me, but I couldn’t indulge in humor now, with her stern dark eyes locked so intently on mine.
“You live an unsavory life, Bonita Kelly. Your parents were horse thieves. Your business partner, that disgusting Sylvia Gonsalves, is a prostitute. You live in a hotel instead of a proper house. You are unfit to enter my home, let alone associate with my daughter. We won’t allow it any longer.”
She gestured to the maid, who had escorted me in. “Laura will show you out.”
Her lips squeezed together like pincers. By “We” she meant her husband, Miguel, who was away on business as he so often was, leaving her to manage, and she was managing with even more than her usual ferocity.
“Two years I’ve been calling on ‘Margarita,'” I said,using the name Flora had given my daughter instead of ‘Bonita,’ the name I’d given her at birth but had yet to broach with her.
“I should never have let things go this far, but now it’s over. From this day forward, you will not cross our doorstep.”
The Yellow Rose
The Maxwell Vendetta and The Second Vendetta
THE MAXWELL VENDETTA
THE SECOND VENDETTA
With the e-book at just $2.99 and the paperback at $14.99, this is one of the greatest bargains in literary history. Just click on a cover image to buy immediately.
NOW LET’S MOVE ON TO PAST AND CURRENT BLOGS:
- AN ARC, AN ARC, MY KINGDOM FOR AN ARC - Now, I seldom, maybe almost never, talk much about the arc of a story. Even books I don’t much care for have one, for good or ill, and I tend to concentrate on character story in terms of reader impact. But I recently read two novels in a row that are very disappointing in the … Continue reading AN ARC, AN ARC, MY KINGDOM FOR AN ARC
- WHEN YOU DON’T HAVE TIME TO DIE - Because I could not stop for death It was Emily Dickinson who wrote that. I thought of her lines a couple of nights ago when we gathered to remember, to laugh and pray and praise our dear friend and colleague, Peter. He was a young man who, as the phrase goes, "died too doon." … Continue reading WHEN YOU DON’T HAVE TIME TO DIE
- AIRPORT FANTASY - An airport you’d think was set up as a place for transportation, and I mean the swiftest known on earth outside rockets and spaceships. But add it all up, the time, I mean, getting to and from an airport, sitting in airport waiting for a plane, for a delayed plane, a meal you’re paying … Continue reading AIRPORT FANTASY
- BARBARA LEE SPEAKS FOR ME (AND FOR THEE) - I am just now sitting down at the computer after having watched the new film Barbara Lee: Speaking Truth to Power, and I confess to being a bit awestruck. Lee has been my congressional representative much of my politically aware life. In 1998 She succeeded the iconic Ron Dellums as the 13th district representative to congress … Continue reading BARBARA LEE SPEAKS FOR ME (AND FOR THEE)
- ONE LAST CHANCE - Interview time at my virtual booth Sunday, Nov. 21 @2:00 pacific, 5:00 eastern. Here’s the link to my virtual booth. Here’s the link. https://festivalofstorytellers.com./booth/carl-brush/The wide-ranging discussion will focus on I don’t know what. It’s a spontaneous thing, but for sure we’ll look at the six novels I brought to the festival–This next-to-last event is a … Continue reading ONE LAST CHANCE
- TWO LAST CHANCES AT THE FESTIVAL OF STORYTELLERS - Edification and delight await you still at my virtual booth Saturday, Nov. 20 @1:00 pacific, 4:00 eastern. Here’s the link to my virtual booth. https://festivalofstorytellers.com./booth/carl-brush/ This next-to-last event is a 30-minute dive into THE YELLOW ROSE, A NOVEL OF THE TEXAS REVOLUTION, starring Sam Houston and Emily West (Morgan?) and their epic struggle against the … Continue reading TWO LAST CHANCES AT THE FESTIVAL OF STORYTELLERS
- THREE DAYS LEFT IN THE GREAT BOOK LAUNCH - I have made five presentations at the Readers Magnet Festival of Storytellers. All virtual. I’m telling the world about all six of my historical novels (Well, five, actually. The fifth doesn’t come out till next month. I have been presenting a book a day, reviewing all books briefly before I go into depth on one. … Continue reading THREE DAYS LEFT IN THE GREAT BOOK LAUNCH
- CROSS COUNTRY ON THE LINCOLN HIGHWAY - Cross Country on The Lincoln Highway For the uninitiated, the Lincoln Highway was the first transcontinental highway in the country, stretching from Times Square to San Francisco’s Lincoln Park, which houses the elegant Museum of the Legion of Honor, a gift of the French to America. The road was dedicated in 1913. It makes a … Continue reading CROSS COUNTRY ON THE LINCOLN HIGHWAY
- Kia and the Magnet Carter - The Castle Cross The Magnet Carter is a mouthful of a title, but it fits because this is a delicious mouthful of a novel. Corthron’s basic elements are a pair of twins, one black, one white, one from Maryland, one from Alabama. We start at their childhood, but it isn’t long before we’re catapulted across state … Continue reading Kia and the Magnet Carter
- WELCOME TO THE FIRST CARL R BRUSH EPISODE OF THE READERS MAGNET FESTIVAL OF STORY TELLERS - The festival of storytellers is coming soon, featuring me as well as a host of other writers. Here’s a link to just one of the novels I’ll have on the table. https://amzn.to/3jI1MWc SOME SAY THE WOMAN THEY CALLED “THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS” WAS JUST A LEGEND. NOT SO. READ BOB STEWART’S AND CARL BRUSH’S … Continue reading WELCOME TO THE FIRST CARL R BRUSH EPISODE OF THE READERS MAGNET FESTIVAL OF STORY TELLERS
- GETTING CLOSER TO SAYONARA - Spurred on by the upcoming launch of the second printing of four of my novels–(See cover pix above)The Maxwell Vendetta, The Second Vendetta, Bonita, and You Can’t Keep Her–I decided it was time to update ye olde WriterWorking/carlrbrush.com website. It’s faults are many, but it’s been so long that I hate to see it go. … Continue reading GETTING CLOSER TO SAYONARA
- FESTIVAL OF STORYTELLERS I–A REJUVENATION OF MOI - I’m readying myself to launch a campaign to market my latest novel, Swindle in Sawtooth Valley, as well as the other five books that have been falling out of print recently. It will make six all in all. There will be more and more about this as the next weeks go on. However, it occurred to me … Continue reading FESTIVAL OF STORYTELLERS I–A REJUVENATION OF MOI
- INTO THE FLAMES–HOW FIRES END - Literature and textbooks and movies are replete with stories of the victors, the defeated, and the victims of WWII. Most often they are morality plays that portray the Nazi’s as devils and the allies as angels. It’s gotten so I automatically turn off my entertainment response meter when I see a swastika on screen or … Continue reading INTO THE FLAMES–HOW FIRES END