Some of you have asked when Observer: The Ronnie Lee and Jackie Bancroft Spencer Morgan Story … book will come out, and I thought I should explain as follows:
I am in the process of completing what I call “The Prison Trilogy,” which is composed of three narrative nonfiction books, each in the neighborhood of 90,000 words, but easy reads. The first two books are completed: Observer: The Ronnie Lee and Jackie Bancroft Spencer Morgan Story, a tale of people, greed, envy, manipulation — even crime is about these two fantastically interesting people, my representation of them on both a personal and professional level, and how it all led me to a two-year federal prison sentence.
The second book, Observer: The Colonel George Trofimoff Story, the tale of America’s highest ranking military officer convicted of spying is essentially the biography of my cellmate, and concludes with the story of how the FBI entrapped him, followed by a blow-by-blow description of his trial in Tampa, Florida, which I gained not only from the trial transcript and legal documents but from writing his appeal, as well. Again, this book is in its final stages of editing.
The third book of the trilogy is Observer: The Prison People, The Prison Experience. It could be said that the title speaks for itself, but there were a number of unique people who the reader can enjoy, from the Lakota Sioux poet who fought the FBI and lost, to the Laredo cowboy pot importer who, in all things, considered himself a “Lonesome Doveologist” and that surely Larry McMurtry had not a damn thing to do with Brokeback Mountain.
I’m still working on the third book of the trilogy, but I’m getting there. In spite of the trilogy not being presented for publishing yet, I am going to be doing a number of radio interviews about the trilogy in the coming months, and hope to generate interest as we prepare for submissions.