Posts tagged "historical fiction"

200-plus pack hall to hear me talk about my book

It was a capacity crowd that heard me speak on Tuesday, Oct. 29 about the War of 1812 and my historical novel that describes this awful war. The setting was the men’s club of the North Shore Senior Center in Northfield, but plenty of women also showed up to hear me describe “America’s worst war.”... Read more »

Trailer for my historical novel

Amazon is offering some real deals on my historical novel: 34% off publisher's price

Buy the softcover of Madness: The War of 1812 now at Amazon for $19.13, which is $9.86 off the publisher’s list price. The Kindle version costs $8.49, a 71-percent savings off the paperback list. Check out Amazon’s allied bookstores, and you can get a softcover for less than $7. And while you’re on my book’s Amazon... Read more »
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Win a free copy of my new book

I’m giving away 15 free copies of Madness: The War of 1812. To win one, go to Goodreads where you can sign up to be eligible. I’m hope that by giving away these books for a few weeks that I’ll increase sales by word-of-mouth, which is the best way of promoting books. Feedback from people... Read more »

My book now available from Barnes & Nobel, Amazon

and other top booksellers in both softcover or ebook (e.g. Kindle, Nook) versions. The book, Madness: The War of 1812, is an exciting way to learn about the least remembered, most ill-considered but perhaps one of America’s most important wars. Here are advance reviews from two of Chicago’s best writers: “It is one thing to... Read more »

My historic novel, "Madness: The War of 1812," is now available

For the next three years, America marks  the bicentennial of what may be the country’s most poorly conceived and executed war. While America’s most unheralded war, it also is one of America’s most important wars. For the first time, the citizens of the statesbegan to see themselves as a unified nation, as Americans. A defeat... Read more »
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