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Introducing Roscoe David Kirkpatrick: Countdown to "After"

The After character, Mike Fleishman, hopefully left you feeling a bit hopeful!I'll leave it to you to decide how you feel about Mr. Kirkpatrick--the jury is still out for me ...

Roscoe David Kirkpatrick prefers to be called "R. David" at Simmons Logistics, where he serves as manager of sales. However, in the street, he prefers to be called "Boss," particularly by females. Roscoe is handsome (ish) and knows it. What he does not know is that he is in something of a time warp when it comes to his dancing; Marlena Jacoby and her co-worker/friend Shonda Bickman, meet up with Roscoe/"Boss" at Jack's Tap Out from time to time. If "Boss" says he can cut a rug, Shonda would most likely say sure--with toenail clippers. Roscoe has been, shall we say, friendly, with Shonda (and Stephanie, the morning receptionist at Simmons) and has his sights set on Marlena also. But the world changes and his chances might be blown.

I hope you'll consider giving the book a read and popping back in to share your thoughts on Roscoe. And if your mind is envisioning that leisure suited fellow at work or on the train who hits on all the women who happen to make eye contact, you probably have him nailed. Or maybe not.We are winding ever closer to the release of the book but I plan to introduce another character next week. In the meantime, please spread the word through your social networks and be sure to pick up a copy (or two!) when After is released.If you'd like to be notified of pre-sales, contests to win a copy, and other news related to After, please complete the short form below.[contact-form subject='AFTER mailing list'][contact-field label='Name' type='name' required='1'/][contact-field label='Email' type='email' required='1'/][contact-field label='Website' type='url'/][contact-field label='I want to know more about pre-sales%26#x002c; contests%26#x002c; and updates on %26quot;After.%26quot; Please add me to the mailing list! I understand my contact information will not be used for spam or other purposes or promotions from this blog.' type='radio' required='1' options='Sign me up!'/][/contact-form]

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