I write fiction. Long ago I learned the value of having away time. Often I walk to cool the brain, so to speak. Taking time away from the creative process is critical. While strolling along a sidewalk, or along the beach, while the mind is shifted into neutral, allows the subconscious to send up messages about the writing. The good writer, I believe, is one who honors those messages, and takes the time to record them on a cell phone app, or to jot them down.
Some writers garden. Others play sports. For me, I find tinkering with cars, old cars, takes me to a peaceful place. I grew up around a Portuguese family of mechanics who were always bent over running engines, and I became their tool runner. So, being around engines, pulling them apart, washing them, giving them more power by deciding what pistons to put in them, gives me a comforting feeling. It allows me to touch my childhood. And, as a writer, it allows the ideas to come, ideas that refocus the fiction and keep it on track.
The two automotive books you see on this blog are testaments to my automotive hobby.
My New Book:
I wanted to announce to the world: I published a new book, another new book.
This book is for automotive enthusiasts. For years it has been a popular upgrade among car guys and gals, to take an electric radiator fan from a salvage yard, and install it on a vehicle that came with a conventional, belt driven fan.
"Ha!" You may laugh. "The only thing you get from a junkyard is junk." However, my dear know-it-all, that is not quite true. Those true blue companies who supply automotive stores that you are so eager to give your money to because you believe you are getting quality, are not what they used to be. Most of them are using Chinese made products and sticking them in their own boxes. So, my friend, you may be one buying junk!
On the other hand, the e-fans found on vehicles in the salvage yards had to stand up to very strict standards. If one fails, an owner could lose an engine that is covered by a warranty, and the manufacturers didn't want that to happen. So, they made great fans.
In my book I take the four best that everyone on the automotive forums is talking about. I give you all the info you need, and tell you how to build a fully automatic fan system for any vehicle. The ones I mention are very powerful fans. As one forum member mentioned: 'This thing'll pull a cat through the grill.'
Here is a link to the book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079P8WG1N