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Old 09-23-2012, 11:22 AM  
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Are you done yet?

Haven't forgotten you. I've reached the point where Rivera is appointed governor to replace Fages who infuriated Father Serra. The next four years will be about trying to retain the status quo with little or no help from Mexico or Spain. He will be replaced by Fages again and will spend some time doing his best of continue bringing supplies and livestock to the north.

From there, he's ordered to gather settlers for California, taking them north to present-day Yuma.

Won't tell you the end.
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I'm still looking forward to The Leatherjacket Soldier. Maybe the perspective of someone who's not intimate with the history of the southwest will help the final product.

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Old 11-10-2012, 04:53 PM  
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The Wait is Almost Over!

Just received notice that The Sailor and The Carpenter has been formatted for publication and it's just a matter of weeks before I will receive the proof copy.

I will have an actual copy of the novel in my hands!

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I'm enjoying Leatherjacket Soldier. I'm only about half way through, reading on screen is a pita though. I may have to print the rest to make it easier to read while reclining.

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I spend so much time before the screen writing that it no longer makes a difference to me.
So glad to hear you're enjoying it.

Fortunately, The Sailor and The Carpenter will be coming out in hardcopy.
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Congrats on that!
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bluewoodpublishing.com will have the novel, The Sailor and The Carpenter for sale in mid to late January 2013.
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Okay, so this is a bit of bragging and, yeah, a hype for the book.

The Sailor and The Carpenter [El Marinero y El Carpintero] Book One of Father Serra's Legacy.

This is a novel about the exploration of the CaliforniaS and the founding of the Franciscan missions, along with the cities of Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose, and San Francisco.

Seen through the eyes of a marooned English sailor and a Mexican Indian who becomes his blood brother.

The novel will be released February 20, 2013 by Bluewood Publishing and will be available in print and e-format at http://bluewoodpublishing.com

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Bluewood Publishing of Christchurch, New Zealand has released Book One of Father Serra's Legacy, The Sailor and The Carpenter.

Dale Day, a retired U.S. Army Master Sergeant and California native has written this epic series about the efforts of pious Franciscan friars and brave Spanish soldiers to explore the California wilderness in the late 18th Century. Book One is about the Franciscans assuming control of the Jesuit missions in Lower (Baja) California and their trek north to the Ti Wan river, just south of present day San Diego.

****Timothy Beadle?s father indentures him to a ship?s captain and he soon is in Mid-Atlantic on his way to the far north-western shores of The New World. Padding the deck and climbing the rigging is exhilarating to the young English farm boy. The captain is a fair, God-fearing man who ensures Timothy also learns reading, writing and arithmetic. Strange islands and naked savages fill Timothy with curiosity and wonder.

****** Fate has more changes in store for Timothy. As the ships sails home with holds full of rich furs, a cyclone hits and Timothy ends up on the shores of Spanish California. Rescued by a young Indian boy, Jaime, and treated by the village medicine woman, Timothy is taken before grey robed priests, who offer him sanctuary when a local official ties to imprison him as a pirate.

****** Jaime had dreamed of Timothy?s arrival months before. Both sense the blood bond that ties them together and they unite in an effort, led by Father Junipero Serra, to expand the catholic faith and Spain?s control of the Californias.

The novel is available for purchase in paperback and e-book formats @ bluewoodpublishing.com. *Will also be available on-line at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Apple and most other e-book or online stores.

Your reviews and comments can be posted on Dale's blog @ http://msgdaleday.blogspot.com

The Sailor and The Carpenter now available @
E-book http://bluewoodpublishing.com/Bluesh...roducts_id=216

Paperback http://bluewoodpublishing.com/Bluesh...roducts_id=217

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/287482

Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/Sailor-Carpent...THE++CARPENTER

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sailor-Carpe...1730905&sr=1-1 and other international Amazon.com sites.

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-...=9781927220061 [no cover image]
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I just posted this on my blog:

After watching everything available about Pope Francis, I feel his title should be The People's Pope. Here is is what I posted about my feelings on my blog:

I think it is only appropriate that I share my opinion of Pope Francis here on this blog dedicated to Father Serra and the members of The Order of Friars Minor.

I don't think I've ever made it clear that I am not Roman Catholic. My wife is a most fervent member and strongly feels all other sects are sacrilegious. In my youth, I was baptized and very active in another church but fell away during my years in the army. I have studied many religions and found something of value in each.

Thus, I watched with great interest the resignation of Benedict XVI and, in my own opinion, felt he made a just and wise decision. I have no idea why Cardinal Bergoglio was elected but itapeears the Conclave made a wise decision.

As the followers of this blog know, I have gained a great deal of admiration and respect for Father Serra and strive to show that in my novels. Frail and of ill health, Serra set his mind on becoming a Franciscan and, until the day he died, went about performing his duties with unwavering piety. He was among the humblest of the humble and spent every waking moment in the service of his Lord, his fellow friars, and those who came to learn and accept the words he preached.

I did not find it odd that a Jesuit should take the name of Saint Francis. Jesuits and Franciscans played a major role in the Europeanization of the New World.

What we've seen of Pope Francis is symbolic at this point. What he does in the management of The Vatican and The Curia will determine his legacy. That does not mean that symbolism does not play an important part in his role as leader of The Roman Catholic Church ? it does. Perhaps that symbolism is what many are yearning to see. Many have fallen away from following any religion and the morality that is taught there. By showing humility and his love for the people, Pope Francis just might turn many back to the path of ethics, caring, and humanity.

I think of all the images I've seen about this man was the scene after Easter Sunday Mass of him holding a young man in his arms who is a prisoner in his own body. The look of joy on that young man's face will stay with me for a very long time.

Time will tell. He has many challenges ahead and, in my less than dedicated manner, I sincerely hope he will do what is needed to restore his church to give those many millions who follow a reason for joy and hope.
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