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Thursday, July 19, 2018

The Shelf

As it stands right now, our lifetime achievements of the heart can fit on one shelf, but that is soon going to change. I've been busy finishing my third novel and John is working on new music. I'll keep you updated on when you can expect to see my next story and reveal the cover when I'm close to publishing. This is exciting!

UPDATE: I originally wrote this in mid-June, but hadn't posted it yet. I will NOT be finishing my third novel, which is a shame, because I think the story was really good … and it was almost done. Ironically, the story revolved around an unsolved, decades old, fatal hit-and-run. After my son dying in that very scenario just weeks ago, I can't finish it. I can't even go back and read it. I don't even want it on my computer.

The male protagonist in my first novel was Dave, for my son. In my second novel, the female protagonist was Tara, for my oldest daughter, and the male protagonist was Larry, for my nephew. The third one was Jana, my middle child, and the male protagonist was Zach, Davy's best friend,. The girls call him brother Zachy, and I consider him to be my surrogate son.. Even though the characters in the novel were in no way a reflection of my kids, or anyone else for that matter, I cannot associate a novel about a fatal hit-and-run with my daughter and his best friend.

I have other ideas for another novel, but at the present time, I'm in no frame of mind to begin a novel. I feel like my time is better spent putting up fliers and trying to find the person who killed my son. One day I'll start writing again, but I'm going to have to take a hiatus at this point.

John will still be writing and recording songs, so his collection will grow … but mine will remain unchanged … for now.

Even if you don't live in the Evansville area, please keep an eye out for this car. It was traveling South on I-69. It could have been coming from and going to anywhere. The Sheriff's office will follow up any ANY lead.

The Sheriff’s Office has identified the make and model of the suspect vehicle from the fatal hit and run crash that killed 23-year old David “Davy” Egan, father of two, on Friday, June 22, 2018 on I-69 near south Green River Road.

SUSPECT VEHICLE: Silver 1998-2002 Honda Accord sedan. 2-door or 4-door body style. The vehicle will have damage to the front end.

If you know of a vehicle matching this description, please contact the Sheriff's Office TIP line at 812-421-6297 or leave a web tip here.

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