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A PERSONAL NOTE FROM JEFF

September 27, 2021

Throughout the past couple of months, I have spent nearly all of my time working on the new manuscript, a novel on the life of Teddy Roosevelt.  As with most of what I've done in the past, there is an enormous amount of research, and I've gone deeply into all kinds of fascinating material.  TR is one of those characters that requires any writer to "get it right", because he is certainly beloved, and a great many people simply care that the details are correct.  I'm doing my best.  I appreciate the questions I've received, readers wanting to know when the book is likely to be released.  My best guess now is spring, 2023.  I simply can't get it completed in time to be released next year.

I will be doing booksigning events over the weekend of November 19-21, in Gettysburg.  See the "Events" page here for details!

  My latest, "THE EAGLE'S CLAW, A NOVEL OF THE BATTLE OF MIDWAY" has been very well received, and I deeply appreciate that.  There is a full synopsis of the book on the ordering page, but briefly, the story serves as a sequel to my last book, To Wake The Giant, which covers Pearl Harbor.  Midway is very much the second chapter of the story, a critical battle that takes place six months after Pearl Harbor, and changes the entire war, and so, it changes history.  I hope you enjoy this book! 

I also thank you for your patience.  If you've sent me an email lately, I know it's taking longer than usual for me to reply.  I promise, there's no third party involved, and I'll respond as quickly as possible. 

Like most of you, this pandemic has become a real challenge for my family.  My two cents is to hang in there, and GET the vaccine.  My entire family and I are fully vaccinated, and there is a sense of relief that comes from that.  Please don't succumb to conspiracy theories and myths.  We'll get through this.      

I never take for granted that my job allows me the luxury of working out of my own home.  I can only wish all of you a safe and healthy fall, and, once this pandemic fades away, we can return to normal, including, for me, doing more face to face book signing events.  

If you have any interest in receiving an autographed copy of my new book, or any of my previous books,  I keep a pretty good supply of everything, going back to the beginning, so if you can't find a certain title somewhere else, please let me know.  As always, I autograph everything sent from here.  If you buy a book, there is a prominent place in the Shopping Cart where you can let me know if you wish any sort of personalization, or just my signature and the date. 

    Please note the email link in the upper right corner- "contactjeffshaara@gmail.com"  I look forward to hearing from you, whether input (or criticism) of any of my work, or just a friendly hello.  I promise, I read every email you send, and I respond to as many as I can (even the grumpy ones).  It might take me a little while, but if possible, you’ll hear from me.

I hope you and your family remain safe and healthy!  

Jeff Shaara

September 27, 2021