Let’s offer a big Writerly Welcome to Christopher Hudson.
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Christopher Hudson currently resides in a northern suburb of Detroit, Michigan. An on-and-off denizen of cubeville, he has written and produced many corporate videos and marketing projects. His creative endeavors have resulted in several short stories, three screenplays, and two novels.
If you’re on vacation, fly coach. If you’re on business, fly first-class. If you’re on a mission, fly with Mickey.
Tony Boccaccio is after a bag of cash that he believes is his. Max Burke thinks otherwise and has hired two couriers to take the money to California. Mickey Soto is a commercial pilot hauling freight and instructing students from a small, Florida airport. Tony hires Mickey and his airplane to go after the couriers. Mickey thought his days of flying illegal cargo were behind him, but the lure of easy money and his policy of ‘don’t ask/don’t tell’ cause him to add to his history of poor decisions. Tony’s cousin, Gina, jumps in to help, and the three of the end up in a desperate cross-crountry race that leads to a West Coast pier and a fateful decision by Tony that impacts their lives in ways that none of them could have foreseen.
A cloud of dust followed the Cadillac as it sped along a country road west of Miami. The driver winced at every rough patch that threatened to shake the car apart. A gold chain bounced against his chest under a Hawaiian-print shirt. In spite of the air-conditioning going full-blast, his olive forehead glistened with perspiration and he ran his hand over it and through dark, slicked back pre-maturely balding hair.
Suddenly he grabbed the wheel with both hands and slammed on the brakes, his sunglasses slipping down his nose as the car skidded to a stop.
He threw the barely stopped vehicle into reverse, throwing a cloud of dust in the opposite direction. Slamming on the brakes again, he jammed the Caddy back into drive and swung it onto a barely visible two-track.
He eased the car a quarter-mile down the primitive driveway, stopping in front of a gate in a ten-foot high chain-link fence. A sign proclaimed, Rodriquez BROS. AUTO SALVAGE. He stepped out of the Caddy into the blazing Florida sun, walked to the intercom mounted on the gate and pressed a button.
A barely recognizable, “Yeah?” filtered through the static.
“It’s Tony,” he said just as two snarling Dobermans reached the gate from the inside, barking frantically and pressing at the fence to get at the sweating man. “Give me a sec to get back in my car before you …”
The gate began to slide open, the dogs nosing at the quickly widening opening.
“Sonofabitch,” Tony yelled as he scrambled back to the car and dove through the open door.
He slammed the door shut as the lead dog reached the car and leaped on the window.
1. In three days, all electricity is going to be shut off for a very long time. What items are you going to gather in preparation for this event?
I guarantee food is going to be front and center … I get grumpy when I miss breakfast … beyond that, sheesh, I don’t know … I guess TV is out of the picture … oh, I know, my golf clubs.
2.Where did the idea for the work you are promoting arise?
I’m always think ‘cinematically’ … the stories I write play out like movies in my head, and there is always one showing … I think about turning my books into movies, but, unfortunately, I’m the only one.
3.What do you like to read?
Oddly enough, I read mostly history and historical fiction. I’m reading Theodore Rex by Edmund Morris right now and I just finished the WWII series by Jeff Shaara.
4.Tell us about the most exciting place you have ever visited?
Beside the amusement park? I don’t know … I’m not a real excitement junky … but I love being around the water … I love Lake Michigan and Hawaii was an absolute joy.
5.What is the most mundane, day to day, thing you can share about yourself?
That I can share? Okay, I do the laundry … there, I said it.
6.What scares you the most?
Talking heads on TV.
7.Tell us anything but keep it G rated.
Wow … that’s a broad topic. Let’s see … how about that I’m working on novel that I’m pretty excited about … no airplanes this time, but new characters that are very interesting and some exotic locals. Unfortunately, I’m a slow writer, so it won’t be available this year.
Headwind, Northern Cross, Christopher Hudson, action, adventure, thriller, fiction.
Come by next week when I know our guest will be Angie Skelhorn.
Christopher has been a very interesting guest and I suppose we’ll have to learn to wait for his next novel, he claims to be a slow Writer. Thanks Christopher for letting me post about you and please forgive my neverending formatting issues!