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It’s official: the print version of my first novel, “Oil & Ink” is out there, in the wild!
I wrote this book entirely during November 2020, edited it, and published it all on my own. I also designed the cover. Here’s the scoop:
Charlie Hodge is a Tattoo Artist in Wander, South Dakota. He does his work out of a truck stop — Tucker’s Oil — mostly known for its snack selection and its location. Tucker’s is a stop on the way to bucket list adventures for families and college kids, and while it’s a decent gig, Charlie has bigger dreams.
So, when he sees the opportunity to win mega prize money by entering a tattoo competition across the country, he finds a way to enter. What’s he got to lose? What will happen to Tucker’s Oil? Join this unique adventure and rediscover the combination of small-town joys and big dreams.
The book is also available digitally (including Kindle Unlimited).
I’m so excited for readers to meet my characters, Charlie and Sara, and take them on a journey to Wander, South Dakota, to Tucker’s Oil: Home of the Truck Stop Tattoo!
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Bought the print version of “Oil & Ink”; read it in one sitting. I read the short story when it was written, and was very excited to hear it would become a novel. I was immediately drawn back into Charlie’s world at Tucker Oil, and his tattoo artistry. The story carried me along, and I really enjoyed getting to know Charlie and the other characters more, and meeting new people. I was nervous and excited about the contest, who would win, and what would happen after it was over. Wander, South Dakota was easy to imagine, and all the details about tattooing were fascinating. Your hard work, love of writing and dedication really brought this story to life. More, more, more!