Please welcome to Lizzyland, historical fiction author, Loren DeShon. He’s sharing his latest historical novel, “Redemption on the River”.
He buries his father on the farm, his guilt in himself, and leaves home seeking to forget past mistakes. He travels on Mississippi steamboats and meets his best friend in a brawl, his worst enemy in a cathouse, and a mentor and lover at a New Orleans faro table. Fighting, fornicating, and cheating at cards are a grand time, but there’s another woman, a girl on a mission of her own, who saves his life and offers the opportunity to redeem himself.
Silas staggers out of the mud to go to her, but he finds that she’s deceived him from the start. He’ll risk his neck for her—he owes her that much—but love is no longer possible. His shot at redemption comes down to his conscience, the two women, a poker game, and the turn of a card.
Redemption on the River is historical fiction set along the Mississippi River in 1848.
Loren DeShon is a graduate of Stanford University and has been a certified public accountant, a US Navy fighter pilot, and a captain for Alaska Airlines. When not researching and writing a novel he enjoys fishing, hunting, prospecting, woodworking, and reading.
He can be reached on Facebook, Twitter, and via his blog at Loren DeShon – Author & Stuff.
It represents the five years it took me to write Redemption on the River, with the 12 drafts, notebooks, moleskins, editor’s manuscript and report, laptop that I killed in the process, desktop, replacement laptop, and desktop.