Laughing Owl Pub Inc; 1st edition (June 1998)
I looked at my Kindle list of books and realized I had never read â€œAngel Fireâ€ by Ron Franscell. Ron was a newspaperman in Beaumont, Texas who I met through his blog Under the News, when he was commenting about Hurricane Rita roaring through the city.
Let me tell you upfront, I loved â€œAngel Fire.â€ Itâ€™s the story of a brothersâ€™ love for his brother in a Wyoming, small town of West Canaan. I loved the use of adjectives and metaphors.
â€œThe hot breeze off the street tickled the nape of Cassidyâ€™s neck, like a big black dog breathing on him.â€
â€œâ€¦the ranchersâ€™ pickup trucks were parked in a rusty row, like the addled mail boxes at the end of a county road.â€
About the town of West Canaan, Ron writes, â€œCupped in the smooth palms of the Black Hills to the east and the Big Horn Mountains to the westâ€¦â€
Ron Franscell is a real writer and his story deserves your attention.