Secrets of the Gold
by Baer Charlton
November 7 – December 2, 2022 Virtual Book Tour
Concealed in his jacket are ingots of gold; he just doesn’t remember why.
A young girl running from an abusive foster home kidnaps the older biker with a mystery for a past.
Leaving the mining town in Colorado and crossing state lines, anything can happen.
What neither is looking for or expecting is friendship.
But in the cold of the desert night, life lessons can go both ways—even if they are not about a million dollars in gold.
Growing up is hard enough, even without the shooting.
Praise for Secrets of the Gold:
“kept me spellbound”
“you will have a very hard time putting this book down!”
Genre: Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Coming of Age, Female Sleuth
Published by: Mordant Media
Publication Date: March 2022
Number of Pages: 374
ISBN: 1949316203 (ISBN-13 9781949316209)
Book Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads | Books2Read
Read an excerpt:
How long does it take you to write a book?
My first novel took about fourteen months to get ready to publish. But then, there were
thousands of middles of the night emails with the illustrator and I. While that book was being
edited, I wrote my first mystery. And as I finished writing the last chapter, I was already writing
Somewhere in the middle of the second and third book in that series, an old friend stopped by. I
hadn’t seen him in years. The weather was perfect for a barbeque and eating in the backyard. The
talk of old times led to my wife going to bed and our talk turn to why he visited so randomly out
of the blue.
That visit led to a five-month sprint to compile the bits and pieces of many friends and the stories
they told about their dealing with becoming civilians again. Some had horror stories of war,
some had horror stories of becoming the guy next door. Most of us were dealing with PTSD and
some of us with a Traumatic Brain Injury. None of us were basket cases, but each had a crack or
two in our pot. It’s a thick story, but it was therapeutic for me and many who have read it.
About the time I had written the fifth book of the series, Stoneheart had been out for a while. I
had been averaging about a book every six months. Except for the one I’m still picking at ten
In 2014, I got a call in the late evening. It was November fifth. It was a friend I had known since
the very early seventies, and he wanted me to write our story. I reminded him of the statute of
limitations on certain crimes and the innocents involved. He insisted I could make everything
fiction, but I could use him and the primary nurse, whole cloth. We argued for hours. But in the
wee hours of the sixth, I listened to the alarm bells of what he wasn’t saying.
Major reconstruction of my right arm and shoulder was scheduled for the twelfth of December
and was non-negotiable. And cancer riddled his body. He would not see the summer.
Thirty-four days later, I went into surgery as he was reading the last of the one hundred-and
forty-eight-thousand-word tome. His email said it all: “I like the ending. Thank you.”
Books take however long they need to tell their story. Thankfully, I have an understanding editor
Baer Charlton, is an Amazon Best-Selling author, and a Social-Anthropologist. His many interests have led him worldwide in search of the unique.
As an internationally recognized Photo Journalist, he has tracked mountain gorillas, been a podium for a Barbary Ape, communicated in sign language with an Orangutan named Boolon, kissed a kangaroo, and had many other wild experiences in between. Or he was just monkeying around.
His love for sailing has led him to file assignments from various countries, as well as from the middle of the Atlantic Ocean aboard a five-mast sailing ship. Baer has spoken on five continents, plus lecturing at sea.
His copyrighted logo is “WR1T3R”. Within every person, there is a story. But inside that story, even a more memorable story. Those are the stories he likes to tell.
There is no more complex and incredible story than those coming from the human experience. Whether it is a Marine finding his way home as a civilian or a girl who’s just trying to grow up, Mr. Charlton’s stories are all driven by the characters you come to think of as friends.
Catch Up With Baer Charlton:
BookBub – @BaerCharlton
Twitter – @baer_charlton
Facebook – @WR1T3R
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