Author: Greg Messel

Publisher: Sunbreaks Publishing

Pages: 296

Genre: Historical Fiction

On June 5, 1968 Senator Robert F. Kennedy, then a candidate for
President, is mortally wounded by assassin Sirhan Sirhan in the
Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. Among the innocent bystanders who were
also shot that night is a young idealistic reporter from San Francisco,
Alex Hurley.

The tragic incident changes his life as he’s swept up in the
turbulent events of 1968.  Alex is conflicted about the Vietnam War
after spending several months there as a reporter. The war costs him his
first marriage and threatens to tear his family apart. However, he
meets a woman who’s love restores his hope and together they forge a new
life set against the backdrop of the war, the civil rights struggle and
political upheaval in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Alex Hurley’s story is part political thriller and partly a romance
in “Dreams That Never Were,” the latest historical fiction novel by
award winning author Greg Messel.

The title comes from a famous quote of Robert F. Kennedy’s “Some men
see things as they are and say, ‘Why?’ I dream of things that never were
and say, ‘Why not?’”

Greg Messel grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and lives on the
Puget Sound in Edmonds, Washington, with his wife, Jean DeFond. Dreams That Never Were is his 11th
novel and is a historical fiction account of a young reporter caught up
in the events surrounding the assassination of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy
in 1968. Greg has also written a series of mystery novels set in San
Francisco in the 1950s. He has lived in Oregon, Washington, California,
Wyoming and Utah and has always loved writing, including stints as a
reporter, columnist and news editor for a daily newspaper. Greg won a
Wyoming Press Association Award as a colunist and has contributed
articles to various magazines.