Buried by an avalanche on a Colorado mountain road, Jim Henderson clawed his way out of his SUV and felt bone-crushing ice and snow holding him fast. He grew colder while he fought exhaustion, and after the third night in the deep-freeze he was ready to give up and become a human icicle. But he spotted a ramshackle cabin on a distant hill and was able to reach it before nightfall. He went to sleep on a foil-lined blanket and awoke in the night to a nerve-shattering scraping of metal-on-metal on the roof. And to his amazement, he could see the dim outline of an old wooden rocking chair in the moonlight, rocking away but without anyone in it. Thanks to a hearty mountaineer he
met on the way, the two of them realized almost too late that their lives were melting away as they searched for a supernatural rescue.
Stan Bailey's career as a newspaper reporter and free lance writer extends 40 years. For 32 of those years, he was a Birmingham News reporter in the newspaper's Montgomery, AL Bureau. Previously he worked in Harrisburg, PA, Savannah, GA, Hollywood, FL, and interned in Memphis, TN, and Jackson, MS. Stan was born and grew up on a farm in Vardaman, MS, which bears the nickname of "sweet potato capital of the world." He was valedictorian in the Vardaman High School Class of 1960 and has a BS degree in English from Mississippi State University. Since his retirement in 2005 he has published this his third novel. Two previous works were "Pirates' Pay" and "A Few Seconds To Live." He and his wife of 44 years, Bobbie, live in Deatsville, AL. They have give grandchildren: Britton, Breanna, Rivers, John Benton and Caleb.