Maybe I really am a writer. Listening to audio of Led to the Slaughter.

My publisher for the Virginia Reed Adventures has done an audio book of "Led to the Slaughter."

It's been a number of years since I wrote that book, so it's an interesting experience. Linda and I are listening together, trying to catch mistakes so that they can be corrected before the audio is put up for sale. 

This was the first book out in this, my latter career. The book I chose to try to publish first, even if it was fourth book I wrote that year.

So I remember how diffident I was about the book. I mean, I thought it was good, but what do I know? I couldn't be sure.

It got a good response and excellent reviews.

I don't know if I've gotten more egotistical in the last few years, but my feeling about the book now?

It's good. It's very, very good.

It's as good or better than a lot of the books I'm currently reading by well-known authors.

The story of the Donner Party is inherently interesting, so it has that going for it. But my take on it is effective and believable.

And Virginia is a really wonderful character.

Maybe I really am a writer.