Thursday, May 28, 2015
An update on Silver Lining in a Funnel Cloud, new ending
David Hoover, head honcho and design genius at Dropcap Publishing, had finished formatting my new book, Silver Lining in a Funnel Cloud: Greed, Corruption, and the Joplin Tornado when I decided to rewrite the final chapter.
In the copy I sent to Hoover two weeks ago, the book ended with C. J. Huff's tirade against Debbie Fort and the surprise election of Jeff Koch as board of education president.
I had included an epilogue which featured more information about Mark Rohr, David Wallace, and some of the others who play prominent roles in the book.
With the events of the past two days, including the resignations of Huff, Randy Steele, and Mike Landis, I am writing a new final chapter tonight and barring any complications the book should be available by the middle of June, if not sooner.
I appreciate the patience all of you have shown. Hopefully, when the book is published people will have a greater understanding of how the governmental portion of the Joplin Tornado recovery went awry.
That emphasis on the governmental portion of the recovery is why I changed the subtitle of the book. Originally, as you can tell by the accompanying photo, I intended to call it Silver Lining in a Funnel Cloud: How Greed and Corruption Destroyed the Joplin Tornado Recovery.
It is obvious, however, that the Joplin Tornado Recovery has been far greater than anyone could have expected- except for the part that went through our governmental entities. That is why I changed the name.
I promise; the wait for the book is almost over.