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I'm a 40-something Christian, conservative, pro-life, Constitutionalist, motorcycle-riding, pick-up truck driving, wife, mother, state employee, ham radio operator and part-time college student, enlisted in the Texas State Guard. Everything else is subject to revision without notice.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

New Link

I've added a new link in the "Just for Fun" list: Lackadaisy by Tracy J. Butler.

This is just a sample of her artwork. The story takes place in Prohibition-era St. Louis, and with the exception of one small* detail, is pretty true to period. She's also got a good eye for detail - a Thompson will be recognizable as a Thompson, for example.

The story begins when the owner of an underground speakeasy is taken out by a rival, and his young widow Mitzi decides to carry on with the business. She's got several employees who remain faithful, as well as a new beau, and the groundwork is set for a series of shenanigans by all. The two characters in the picture above are Rocky, a jazz-player from the band (and also Mitzi's chief runner, for the time being) and Rocky's younger cousin Calvin, aka Freckle. Freckle wanted so badly to join the police force, but his ah.... enthusiasm... (ahem) on the firing range caused some problems.... Freckle's mom Nina is a real jewel. I hope she shows up frequently in the story.

It's still in the early stages of the story, but there's already a good deal of beautiful artwork up. Worth checking out, IMO.

* zoot suits.... check out the artist's comments in her FAQ


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