Be sure to check out the earlier installments of this riveting iUniverse Blog series about the self-publishing of the award winning iUniverse title, The Legend of Anne Southern by J Rivers Hodge, and now let’s find out more from the Hodges in this fourth and final episode.
iUniverse now asks what’s next?
“We’re excited about publishing the next novel in the series, The Legend of Joe Edge. The story seamlessly transitions from Anne to Joe and his coming-of-age saga in the wilderness of Florida following the Civil War.
Here’s a little about Joe’s story:
Joe’s father, Buck, lost his right arm in the war, so it’s up to Joe to take care of his family. It’s a struggle for a young man–dealing with a man-eating tiger, a killer hog, and several vicious murderers. And, there’s the young, glamorous, and intelligent, Sparky Topp, who is away in Philadelphia as Joe dallies with lithesome Grissett Able.
When Anne’s trail grows cold, Allen Southern finds his son, Sammy, and settles in Newnansville, Florida. He marries a rich widow, Rachel Richman, and runs her plantation. Pop shows up as a taxidermist and causes quite a stink.
Henry, Joe’s younger brother, is involved with a neighbor’s wife, and nothing good will come of that situation. The citizens of Sara Sota are up in arms over a land-grab attempt by Charles Able, a prominent citizen. Able’s life is threatened during a public meeting.
In the meantime, Anne has changed her name to Lily LeBlanc and married a rich, old German friend, Dolph LeGrand. When Dolph dies, she takes up with a young photographer, Dirk Kaplan, and opens Lily LeBlanc’s House of Pleasure in New Orleans.
Then, Ruse Blackburn shows up, again.
The exciting, bone-chilling, fingernail screeching on glass climax of Joe’s story is the stuff that makes legends–thus, the title, The Legend of Joe Edge.“
iUniverse thanks author J. Rivers Hodge
iUniverse Publishing would like to thank Jim and his wife, aka writing partner Brenda for this very insightful and entertaining series describing their self-publishing adventure and wish them every success with the current book, the forthcoming follow-up The Legend of Joe Edge and all future books. To see the start of the series click here or to learn more about the authors click here .