For my second novel I decided to give this self-publishing thing a try. Johnny Appleseed is the tale of a group of merry pranksters who live off the grid in the shadow of their charismatic leader, Johnny Appleseed, who has something of the miraculous about him. A titanic struggle between two charismatic individuals: one a fearless outlaw king, the other a hellfire Baptist preacher bent on his destruction. A lot of fun to write.
"The five of us had clambered down a steep cascade of boulders to the marshy eastern shore, and set up to watch the sun set across the Mississippi’s oceanic expanse. You couldn’t see the other side, just the smoky sky and it was beyond beautiful; it was like the great peace at the end of the world, a soft orange-red blanket drifting down over Arkansas, deepening to violet, and the dimmer slowly starting to brighten up the pinprick stars behind..." —Chapter Two, The Resurrection