NOVELIST UNVEILS THE RESTLESS EARTH, A SWEEPING HISTORICAL NOVEL ABOUT THE DISCOVERY OF ALABAMA’S ONLY SUPER-PRODUCING OIL FIELD.
Set in the fictional town of Fossil Rim, Alabama,in the aftermath of World War II, The Restless Earth is a compelling literary novel about the drive, determination, unbridled enthusiam, resilence, and downright stubbornness of a bygone species—the wildcatter. Love and loss, friendship and animosity, corrupt politicians and desperate citizens all jumble together as the possibility of an impending oil strike creates an explosive atmosphere that could ignite into a conflagration of biblical proportions.
About The Author:
Author Alan Cockrell has had two and one-half careers, maybe more depending on how you scrutinize it. “I retired from the United States Air Force Reserve as a Lieutenant Colonel and pilot,” Cockrell explains. “My second career was at United Airlines, finishing there as a Boeing 767 captain. While serving in the Air National Guard and USAF Reserve I used my geology degree from the University of Alabama to explore for oil and gas. At 13 years, that would be the half-career.”
Alan began writing in 1993 about his experience flying in the Persian Gulf War, which led to his first book, Tail of the Storm. Near the end of the 20th century he penned a history of the oil and gas industry in the southern states, Drilling Ahead: The Quest for Oil in the Deep South.
Alan currently spends a lot of time dragging a travel trailer across America’s back roads with Eleanor, his lovely wife of nearly 50 years. Connect with Alan at his website: alancockrell.net