Hello. My name is Rex Archer. I’m one guy full of remorse over my treatment of my daughter, Torrent.
Oh, her given name is Victoria Kinsey Archer, but she’s always been my Torrent. Her aunt, on the other hand, has always called her Victoria Kinsey. Kinsey was a family name on my wife’s side. (her aunt is a character our author got so she loved to hate) Anyway, I prefer to keep with the name I chose for my Torrent, ’cause you see, my girl’s gone through life in a Torrential kind of way.
She’s my only child… straight-A student… A driven young adult, went into the Army… worked her way up… and volunteered for deployment to Afghanistan four times. It was that last deployment… well… you’ll need to read the entire book to get a good handle on what happened there.
I messed up our relationship… royally. I kept secrets about her mother’s illness, and bowed to the wishes of my wife and sister-in-law by keeping everything hush-hush. Then, I pulled a real ‘stupid’… a selfish stupid. By the time Torrent came home between her third and fourth deployment… let’s just say, what she had to face was a whole different type of war. It became a cold one.
Torrent left for Fort Hood way earlier than she would have had to, during her break… then volunteered for that fourth deployment as soon as it came up.
I’ve got neighbors. Their names are Pam and Marty Douglas. Marty is retired Army. The man gave me some insights I desperately needed.
When Joy created me as a character, she gave me some sound strengths, but she made me human… one with flaws… one with a void in his heart.
Meeting her other characters has given me something more to live for, I guess you’d say. See if you agree with that once you’ve read the novel.
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The author of My Story ~ Joy Avery Melville
Jeremy Rockstroh of Fort Wayne, IN and Keith Youngblood of Bryan, TX contributed much of their time and multiple stories from their experiences and the depths of their hearts to this novel. Joy considers their friendship an honor and privilege.
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BE HERE JULY 16th for SOWN IN PEACE COVER REVEAL!!!!
Leave a comment here for Rex… one comment will win a signed copy of SOWN IN PEACE once it’s released.
Drawing is next Wednesday evening – July 8th.