Choice One was to move forward as planned, and to severely reduce the content

of Jesse James Soul Liberty 

to fit into a single volume. Choice Two was to break up Volume I into two separate volumes and to  restructure the book accordingly.

I surrendered everything I worked for and planned.

I opted for Choice Two.


My forced decision was no less than divine inspiration. The book and its content claimed, “We can do better.” And so, it is. What remains unknown is this. Who really

is writing my book?

Books like to write themselves, probably because they don’t trust their parent.


As author, my Chapter One for Jesse James Soul Liberty was a different chapter than this. For all the time I wrote this book, the book was being written to conform to a totally different structure and architecture, which I had planned meticulously.


Then arrived the defining moment when a critical decision had to be made.

The book had grown too big

in content, and too costly for publication.