Wednesday, April 3, 2013
A-Z Solomon's Compass Style: Compass Points
Welcome A-Z bloggers!
And everyone else, of course :)
My A-Z posts are all about my new book, SOLOMON'S COMPASS.
Read the A post to learn who AJ is.
Read the B post to learn about the contest.
The Compass Points were a group of five friends who served together in the Coast Guard during the Vietnam War. One of them was Randy Rankin, who became the owner of Rankin Marine Salvage here in Rock Harbor.
The last names of the men all began with the letters of the four winds – N, S, E, W, and R, for the Compass Rose. These friends served on Coast Guard Point boats that patrolled the rivers and inshore areas of the South Vietnamese coastline. Hence, Compass and Points. Compass Points.
After they decided on the name, they liked it even more because they thought the Compass Points sounded like the name of an old doo-wop group from the 50s.
None of the Compass Points ever thought about what life would be like forty years later.
Now doesn't this whet your appetite for a good mystery? It does mine, and I even know what the story’s about and how it ends.
No. I don’t accept bribes :)
Today Carol’s blogging with one of her first-ever writing friends, Lyn Sofras, at Manic Scribbler. She said Lyn lives in England, just outside London, and she’s excited to be spending time with her.