Nobel Prize

I have decided to win the Nobel Prize for literature. I know that it is an unusual decision for a writer, but I’ve been thinking about it for quite some time. I do believe it is possible for a Texan to win the Prize even though it is virtually impossible for most Americans to win such a prize simply by way of being American. I am quite sure that being a Texan makes all the difference in the world. I mean, think about it. When Texans go abroad and visit foreign countries they invariably answer the question “And where are you from?” with “Texas!”. It would never cross our minds to say “America” since that might include not only the United States, but Canada, Mexico, Honduras, Nicaragua, Belize… you get the picture, right?

Oddly enough, most ‘foreigners’ already know that Texas is part of the United States (the best part) and they love the way we talk.  Mind you, not the way we speak, not our eloquence, elocution or elegance of expression, just the way we talk in general. We are like a whole ‘nother country. They said so on television so it must be true. I, for one, would not wish to or want to or willingly live anywhere else on a permanent basis (unless I could come home at will whenever I felt the urge).

So, as I was saying, I want to be the first Texan to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. Just wanted to get that out there so the people who do the nominating know that I am ready to accept the honor.

Now, I know you are wondering why I think I have a chance at winning such a prize. It’s simple. All you have to do is Google some of the more recent winners and you will see that absolutely anyone can win a Nobel Prize. And if you go further and read some excerpts from the works of the prize winners, you will understand why I feel I am a good candidate. Why, you might even be a candidate yourself. You never can tell.nobel

Work in Progress ~ A Dance for Four People

My current project is another diversion from Templar Fantasy. This one is a comic/romantic period piece written out of admiration for the works of the English playwright and novelist Henry Fielding. His comic novel, Tom Jones, a Foundling, published February 28, 1749 was classified as a Bildungsroman (German) novel or a coming-of-age story that focuses on the psychological and moral growth of the main character from the careful status of adolescence to the more somber or responsible status of adulthood. If you are really, really acquainted with the novel, Tom Jones, you might quickly discern the similarities and differences between my latest work and that of Mr. Fielding.

If you are not familiar with the classic novel, it is not necessary in order to enjoy my novel, which I hope will be coming out in the next month or so for Kindle and then on to Smashwords and paperback.

I’ve chosen the following image to build a cover and I believe it will convey the idea that the book is a period piece. I do hope my fans will give it a try and let me know what they think of my attempt to honor Mr. Henry Fielding.