A wanabe NYC fire fighter discovers his true destiny in an unexpected sancutary during the Civil War Draft Riot of 1863.
Completed Episodes of the Limited Series
developed with Charles W. (Chuck) Fries
are the scaffolding of the Feature &
3. The Siege of Vicksburg
4. The Battle of the DTs
5. The Battle of Vicksburg
6. The Battle of Chattanooga
7. We Have Found Our Hero
8. The Battle of the Wilderness
9. The Battle of Spotsylvania
10. Mrs. President, Mrs. General
11. The Battle of Cold Harbor
12. The Battle of Washington City
13. Lincoln vs. Lincoln
14. The Petersburg Mine
15. With Malice Toward None
16. The Virginia Bullet
17. Mexico Before Appomattox
In Treatment: Episode 2. The Battle of Shiloh
The Feature & Novel-in-Progress second draft
maintain the over-the-shoulder perspective of
Lincoln's Bulldog General U.S. Grant, while
narrowing focus on the last critical nine months
of the Civil War.
Period photos, battlefield sketches, maps,
newspapers, paintings, magazines, carte de viste
and etchings provide the storyboard for
master scenes in the Feature, Series and every chapter
of the Novel-in-Progress.
Here's a sampling...
still lie about
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... Madoc returns to Britain for reinforcements while his New World colony finds a permanent home among Lakota Indians on the Missouri River.
on schedule, the
novel was paid for
contract, but a
1992 change in tax
law that limits
and other big
trim a third of
more than a
of the Big Canoe
did not make the
A ballzy reporter is forced to confront her vulnerability when she teams up with a sentimental cop to stop a stalker who blames women for all his troubles. Complete, unmarketed 120-page Feature screenplay based on the completed 90,000-word novel and a true story, events and experiences as a writer, editor and sometimes on air reporter for KFWB All-News radio when the Hollywood station was a true newspaper of the air. The Feature s.p. is the pilot for an unlimited cable TV series that will be a television memoir of the first five years of the station-- and five years of the 1970s broadcast local, national and international news and sports events interwoven with a fictional storyline revolving around staffers and guest news-makers.
A student computer programmer discovers that her ancestors were born from gestation units inside an orbital habitat just in time to save her little world from destruction. The completed 190,000-word novel spins out of the short story Inside Mother published in Infinity One...
In the Menu above, you can read an archaeologist's thoughts about Jaguar King and its companion series Madoc & Madoc's Hundred....
MADOC Bantam First Edition 1990 ISBN: 0-553-28277-8
MADOC'S HUNDRED Bantam First Edition ISBN: 0-553-28521-1
Songs of the Big Canoe would have been the third novel in the Madoc Series, where it chronologically belongs.
But none of the Madoc stories is my first published historical which is set in a much more recent period than the Madoc stories.
Authors don't always get to title their books. I wanted my first Bantam novel to be Woman Called Arkansas...
I had a great editor at Bantam who made the call on the book's title: Thrilled to be a Bantam novelist, I did not argue with her choice of River of Destiny (ISBN 0-553-2586-9) as a stand alone novel. But later in reissue, I restored the more precise title, the fictional name of an historicaly annonymous woman alluded to only as "my family..." in the Memoirs of Henri deTonti. He was the French soldier, surveyor and second-in-command of La Salle's 16th c. expedition commissioned by Louis XIV, remembered as the Father of Arkansas. The French had difficulty pronouncing something like Uh-arc-paugh in the Quapaw Indian language. DeTonti's sketch of "Riv de Tonti d'Arcansa" adorns the cover of Woman Called Arkansas, the Authors Guild back-in-print/iUniverse title (ISBN 0-595-14029-7), now Book V in The Mississippi Saga.
Short story in Infinity One first published in 1970 by Lancer Books. Inc. What a thrill to have the story with the original Mother character-- She Who Walks in Silver as the cover illustration among science fiction greats Asimov, Clarke, Lafferty, McCaffrey, Silverberg....
The completed, yet-to-be-published 190,000-word novel spins out of the short story Inside Mother published in Infinity One.
Inside Mother from Infinity One and stories by Asimov, Dick, Bester and Ballard were reprinted in the 1983 anothology for German students of English with a brief footnoted lexicon in “Fremdsprachentexte: Science Fiction Stories 1” edited by Herausgegeben von Dieter Wessels, Philipp Reclam jun. Stuttgart, Germany, Universal-Bibliothek Nr. 9156  1983/ISBN 3-15-009156-X
Pinnacle Books novel (ISBN: 0-523-41278-9) proposed reissue cover...
DRIVER original cover: Pinnacle Books ISBN: 0-523-41278-9 (1982)
Book I in the Mississippi Saga, available in hard-copy and Kindle at Amazon.
Book II in The Mississippi Saga... 322-years before Columbus, a Welsh sea captain sails west in the wake of the Vikings to save a remnant of his family from destruction by the Norman-English King Henry. Originally published by Bantam Books Inc. (ISBN 0-553-28277-8). Reissued by The Authors Guild, and on sale at Amazon.com (ISBN:0-595-16532-X)
Book III in The Mississippi Saga.... to ensure survival of his New World colony, Madoc joins Shawnee Indian allies, which provokes Iroquois enemies farther north on the Mississippi River. Original Bantam Books title (ISBN: 0-553-28521-1) is reissued by The Authors Guild, available at Amazon.com (ISBN: 0-595-16536-2)
Book V in the Mississippi Saga...A French soldier of fortune and a Quapaw Indian woman risk everything for love in the wilds of French Louisiana. Original Bantam Books title: "River of Destiny" (ISBN 0-553-2586-9), reissued by The Authors Guild under the Author's original title WOMAN CALLED ARKANSAS (ISBN 0-595-14029-7)
A commercial actress gets more than she bargained for when she telepathically hooks up with a TV star revived after near-death experience in a case of stolen identity that ends in madness, murder and ironic new life for both of them. 109-page screenplay adapted from the Pinnacle Books novel (ISBN: 0-523-41278-9)
Short Story first published under the byline Pat De Graw in the 1970 paperback anthology Infinity One, by Lancer Books, Inc. with stories by Asimov, Dick, Bester & Ballard. Human orphans raised by a surrogate mechanical mother invent a religion to explain their circumstances. The original story Inside Mother, is the core story, one of 2-dozen log entries stored in the mechanical mother's computer database that is the unpublished 150,000-word novel LOG OF THE DOG, (See works-in-progress on the Home page)
Inside Mother was reprinted in the paperback anthology for German students of English with footnoted lexicon, “Fremdsprachentexte: Science Fiction Stories 1” edited by Herausgegeben von Dieter Wessels, Philipp Reclam jun. Stuttgart, Germany, Universal-Bibliothek Nr. 9156  1983/ISBN 3-15-009156-X
When human astronauts invade his asteriodal home, a telepathic creature steals a radio to connect his silent child with his commeunity. Short story published April 1973 in Analog Science Fact Science Fiction Magazine, under married name Pat DeGraw.