Why Don’t You Knock It Off With Them Negative Waves

Sgt. Oddball

Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don’t you say something righteous and hopeful for a change? — Oddball, in the movie Kelley’s Heroes.

One of my favorite movies is Kelly’s Heroes, and I love the character played by Donald Sutherland, Oddball. Don’t you feel like telling our leaders in DC, “knock it off with them negative waves. Why don’t you say something hopeful for a change.” I certainly do.

If we are indeed the wealthiest country on the planet, why not invest in our future? Invest in our children’s future with dollars for education, roads and bridges, a high speed rail system much like Eisenhower’s Interstate highway system in the 50’s, preservation of our nation’s parks, and a health care system where everyone can have access to affordable health care. Everyone of these ideas is doable. All it takes is will, grit, and knocking it off with all them negative waves.

If I know how to accomplish these righteous goals, surely our highly paid and well-educated leaders can figure it out as well.

Upcoming Events: I am excited about my fall speaking events in Charlotte, but there is plenty of room available for your book club, organization, and institution, At events like these I get so much feedback on my books and almost every time I make new friends or catch up with old friends, or both. Contact me at [email protected] to inquire about me speaking or contact [email protected]. My speaking fees are not anywhere near as much as you might think or expect.

Books: The award-winning Jack Patterson Thrillers, including my latest, A Game of Inches are available for birthdays, thank you gifts, and just to be nice presents. Autographed copies are available at my website, webbhubbell.com. Amazon and Barnes & Noble are selling hard copies and eVersions, and local independent bookstores either have them in stock or can get books from my publisher, Beaufort Books. If your favorite bookstore has run out, ask them to order you a copy today.

When Men Betray Book CoverA Favor To Ask. After you read A Game of Inches and if you enjoyed it like so many who are saying “this one is the best of the three” please write a review on Amazon, Barnes and Nobles, Powell’s, or Goodreads website even if all you do is award it five stars.

A second way to help is to drop by your local bookstore and suggest they carry all three of the award-winning Jack Patterson Thrillers: When Men BetrayGinger Snaps, and A Game of Inches.

Most importantly, tell your friends, your book club, and your business organization what many are writing — that it is a “must read” and “one of the top summer reads.”

Charitable Organizations. I donated twenty books to the Charlotte Library so promising Pages could read my book. If your organization is having a silent auction or needs a door prize please let me know. I heard this last week that the three book series autographed went for $300 at a silent auction. I always set aside a number of my books for charitable events. Don’t hesitate to contact me by emailing me at [email protected].

Until my next post all the very best and don’t forget to order and then review A Game of Inches. Have a great summer! Webb


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