Novels about Texas
Fortune on the Spectrum has to be one of the more unusual novels about Texas. For one thing it takes place on a barrier island on the Gulf of Mexico. Also it’s main character is on the autism spectrum. Money and finance play a key role, while it has nothing to do with the oil business.
Fortune on the Spectrum deals with a few serious challenges for the main character. Besides the obvious challenges of having autism, he must endure a record-sized Texas hurricane that hits the gulf when it is least expected.
Mark Ferdinand writes his Texas-themed novel out of Corpus Christi Texas, on North Padre Island.
Just for fun, he has created a romance novel cover for this title. Click the image above to view the real cover where it is available on Amazon in paperback or Kindle.
Mark Ferdinand lives on the Padre Island with his wife, daughter and son. Fishing the surf, hunting, gardening, carving, auto and home repair occupy his spare time. He has written on the topic of autism spectrum disorder from a father’s perspective in parenting articles and in other non-fiction venues.
Having limited typical communication skills, his son introduced Mark to new ways of interpreting his needs and aspirations. As his son grew older Mark became fascinated by the story potential within these amazing children. This prompted the creation of a dynamic adventure story focusing on a character with autism.
Mark is about to publish his new non-fiction work entitled You’re Gonna’ Get Bit! Harrowing Tales of Herpetology.
From chasing frogs as a child, to milking venomous snakes for a living, Mark Ferdinand explores a lifetime of tales from the world of reptiles and amphibians. Whether it’s a quest for his first turtle, keeping crocodiles in his closet, or chasing snakes around the workplace, You’re Gonna’ Get Bit! has a story that all “herpers” and nature lovers can relate to and enjoy.
Mark Ferdinand writes on topics considered unusual for South Texas authors. Both Fortune on the Spectrum and You’re Gonna’ Get Bit! are available through Amazon in both paperback and Kindle.