On March 25, 2014 Charles Farley signs with Steve Gierhart and The Ardent Writer Press for the publication of his historical novel, The Hotel Monte Sano.
On a cool day in Huntsville, author Charles Farley signed with The Ardent Writer Press to publish his historical fiction novel, The Hotel Monte Sano.
Charles expertly paints a background of 1890s Huntsville, Alabama and the sights and sites above the city on Monte Sano Mountain, the location of the old Hotel Monte Sano Resort. Along the way, he folds in the historical context of the city and its people into an exciting story of young romance and a murder at the now defunct hotel. With its discussion of the lingering impact of the civil war alongside the burgeoning cotton mill industry, he gives readers a complete historical canvas of Huntsville at the end of the 19th century.
What makes the well-researched book stand out is the identification of many natural and historical locations at the top of Monte Sano Mountain, many of which are forgotten by local residents. And it is no wonder the book was written. Charles is a resident of the mountain.
Charles is the author of several other books, including the murder mysteries Secrets of San Blas and Secrets of St Vincent along with his compelling nonfictional account of the life of Bobby “Blue” Bland, the blues master, in Soul of the Man.
The Ardent Writer Press welcomes Charles into the fold. The Hotel Monte Sano is scheduled for publication in the fall of 2014.