Friday, April 8, 2016

Sweet Success celebrates Marc Graham & Patchwork

By: Kathie Scrimgeour

In 2008, Marc Graham’s, Patchwork, was honored with first place in Pikes Peak Writers’ Paul Gillette Writing Contest for Historical Fiction. Eight years and several dozen rejections later, that story, now titled Of Ashes and Dust, (ISBN 9781432833930, Hardcover, 97,000 words), has been acquired by Five Star Publishing, slated for release in March of 2017.

Jim Robbins is a dead man. He’s fought Yankee and Pawnee, fought for the love of two very different women, but as the scenes of his life flash before him, his greatest struggle is about to begin. Wounded in a railroad explosion, Jim reviews those moments that shaped him. From the horrors of the Civil War, to the juggernaut of westward expansion, he played his part in the events that forged a nation—and not always for the better. Can one man truly make a difference, or is his life merely a stirring of ashes and dust?

Marc Graham is an actor, singer, bard, engineer, Freemason, and whisky aficionado (Macallan 18, one ice cube). When not on stage, in a pub, or bound to his computer, he can be found traipsing about Colorado’s Front Range with his wife and their Greater Swiss Mountain Dog.