Tag: Counter Terrorism

Book Signing at McKay’s Books in Knoxville!

My Very First Book Signing …

Five Star Review book signingHello friends! I will be having my very first book signing on Tuesday, February 27th, from 12:00 to 3:00 pm at McKay’s Books in Knoxville, Tennessee. This is pretty exciting! It is a lot of work establishing yourself and getting your name out there. Every little bit certainly helps. If you are out and about during this time period, I hope you will stop by and say hello!  And, maybe … even buy a book.  I will have both paperbacks and hardcovers available.  I will also have a sample chapter from my upcoming sequel. Please let your friends, family, and even acquaintances know …

Currently Available At …

Serpents Underfoot is currently available in paperback, hardcover, and Kindle versions on Amazon.com. It is now also available online from Barnes and Noble and Books-A-Million.  I guess it takes a lot of work to actually get a book on the shelf in the brick and mortar stores, but I am working on it!  I am also working to get it out on Audible, iTunes, and other media outlets.

Montagnard

Now I am busy working on the sequel to Serpents Underfoot.  I don’t want to put any spoilers in here, but it will involve a return to Vietnam, more Navy SEAL action, and some interesting twists and turns. It will be an interesting story … a lot of history, excitement, and of course … new adventures for JD Cordell and his faithful K9 partner, Ajax!  The research has been interesting. Because of their support of the American forces fighting in Vietnam, the Montagnard people were nearly wiped out by the communist government after the War. I have found that there is quite a large group of Montagnard folks that were resettled in the United States after the war and are now living near Cary here in North Carolina.

 

More to follow!

 

The Raquette Lake Library Has Serpents Underfoot!

Raquette Lake Library has Serpents Underfoot …

Raquette Lake LibraryHave you been to the Raquette Lake Library? Growing up my summers were spent at Raquette Lake. First tenting at Golden Beach Campsite, then tenting on the lot my family bought near Burktown, and later at the camp we built on that lot. There was boating, fishing, waterskiing, hiking … and trips to Raquette Lake village, often by boat, to buy supplies, do laundry, and sometimes visit the library.

There were also trips to Inlet and Old Forge to shop or go to the movies, as well as the occasional trip to Lake George to enjoy parks like Story Town, Gas Light Village, and Fort William Henry. There was also Potters Family Restaurant! It was a wonderful time in my life.

That is why it makes me especially happy to have copies of my novel, Serpents Underfoot, in these two libraries. It is very cool! Serpents Underfoot is available at Amazon.com and at retail outlets such as Barnes and Noble or Book-A-Million. A pulse-pounding counter-terrorism thriller, Serpents Underfoot, has been receiving great reviews. I hope you will give it a read!

Thanks, Martha, for the Five Star Review!

Reviews, Five Star ReviewAnother Five Star Review for Serpents Underfoot!

Thank you, Martha, for your thoughtful comments and great Five Star Review on Amazon.com. That makes 6 so far!

I continue to be surprised by the number of women who enjoy this book. I think Martha’s review shed some light on this for me.  While it is a counter-terrorism-type, military thriller … which in my mind, would appeal more to men, woven through the story are elements of love, family, morals, loyalty, politics, deceit, and justice. It is not just about war. It is also about many of the things that made this country great!

Core American Values

A strong sense of family, a belief in God ( or for some, a higher purpose), love of Country, sacrifice, and a strong sense of right and wrong. I guess these things would appeal to a broader base.  It is just pleasing to see so many different people enjoying the book.

So, My Shameless Plug

Five Star ReviewChristmas is just around the corner! I bet you have at least one reader on your gift list for which this book would make a great Christmas present!  Get them a  great book to curl up with and read on a snowy, winters day while sipping on a hot cup of tea, hot chocolate, a glass of wine, or even your favorite bourbon!

If you were to get them a copy of my book, Sophie and I would greatly appreciate it!

Work on the sequel progresses!

Two More Five Star Reviews for Serpents Underfoot!

Thank you for the Five Star Reviews!

Five Star ReviewsWow!  Two new Five Star reviews! Thank you very much to Danny Smith and Eric Ewald for their great reviews of Serpents Underfoot. It is one thing to publish a novel. It is quite another thing to have somebody actually read it and enjoy it enough to take the time to give you a review on Amazon!  That really does mean a great deal to a writer, especially an aspiring indie author like myself! So, my sincere appreciation to both of you!

 

Son of Serpents Underfoot!

For those who enjoy this first novel and are interested, I’m researching for the sequel to Serpents Underfoot!  Yes, there will be future adventures of JD Cordell and his fearless K9 sidekick, Ajax!  My mind is a sea of swirling possibilities, awash with brilliant plot ideas, and villainous characters! Well, okay … maybe I am getting a little carried away!  Let’s just say I am busy doing research for the sequel!

Return to Vietnam?

The whole situation with the fate of the Montagnards after the U.S. pulled out of Vietnam is both fascinating and tragic. They fought hard as allies of the American forces … especially the Special Forces teams.  In the end, after we left, they paid dearly for their support … subjected to the wrath of the victorious North Vietnamese, some fled. But, the North Vietnamese slaughtered thousands of them.  I feel I may need to revisit that in the second book.  Just one idea …