The First Chapter of "Warnings"

With the Christmas season fast approaching, you might be considering giving the gift of Warnings to a friend or family member but you may be concerned it is too technical. So, here is the first chapter to give you an idea of the tone and style of writing:

The Ruskin Heights Tornado


Mom rushed down the hallway of our modest ranch house to grab my baby brother Phillip out of his crib so we—she, my dad, my other brother Mark, and I—could scamper down the stairs into our basement. Dad had been standing in the front yard with a neighbor, watching a strange green sky. I’d seen that sky, too: my face had been plastered up against our large picture window until Mom had pulled me back. “They say to keep away from windows!” she had scolded.

But I was five years old and didn’t want to keep away. The clouds were like nothing I’d ever seen.
During the hour or so before that frantic dash down the stairs, the local TV station routinely interrupted I Love Lucy with an announcer telling us to turn off the gas and head to the southwest corner of the basement. Soon enough, the five of us were huddled in exactly that location.

That was when I started to get scared.

To read the rest of Chapter One, click here.

And, we will have copies at the National Weather Festival tomorrow at a great discount from its bookstore price. It will be an opportunity to get a book that is personally autographed for the recipient.


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