Online columnist Robert L. Haught has published a novel, “Here’s Clare,” which made its debut at the 38th annual conference in Washington, D.C., in June 2014.
“Here’s Clare” is a fast-moving story about a strong, defiant woman who teams with a political opposite in a new romance and a high-stakes race for high office.
Or as Haught says, “It’s a novel about ‘wine, women and a campaign song'” — perfect for summertime reading.
Haught, a longtime NSNC member, formerly served as its newsletter editor and member of the board of directors. He is coordinator of the society’s Will Rogers Humanitarian Award program.
“Here’s Clare” is Haught’s first venture into fiction. After voluntarily suspending his Washington-based political humor column, which ran 18 years in The Oklahoman, he began an online magazine.
Haughtline Dweethly is where he writes a daily commentary as well as articles on travel, food and wine, gardening, writing and humor. In his career Haught has been a UPI news correspondent, a top aide to two governors and two U.S. senators, and a campaign staffer.
He is the author of two humor books: Now, I’m No Expert on Cats and Other Mysteries of Life and The POTUS Chronicles: Bubba Between the Bushes. He and his wife, Mary, have traveled widely but also enjoy the unhurried pace of life on their Virginia farm in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
His new book is available at Amazon.com as a paperback and a Kindle e-book.
Haught’s book has received good reviews at Amazon.com, and his old paper had nice things to say about it as well in this review.
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This article was first published in the August 2014 edition of The Columnist, the membership newsletter of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists.