June 3, 2021
"THE EAGLE'S CLAW, A NOVEL OF THE BATTLE OF MIDWAY" HAS OFFICIALLY BEEN RELEASED, as of June 1. All pre-orders I received have been signed and shipped. 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! Already, the number of pre-orders exceeded my expectations, and for that I thank you all.
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. We've been in the process of moving into a new home in Gettysburg, plus autographing and preparing the pre-orders, and somewhere in there I'm supposed to be researching a new book. I promise, I'll respond as quickly as possible.
Now, for an admission of a screw-up on my part. Unknown to me, my publisher LOWERED the price of The Eagle's Claw from $29.99 to $28.99, long after I had begun accepting and processing pre-orders at the higher price. So, a good number of you were overcharged by a dollar. Many of you might not care all that much- but I do. It isn't practical to mail out a couple hundred one dollar bills, so I have decided instead to make a donation to a worthy group, relying on some of you to make suggestions.
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 summer, and, once this pandemic fades away, we can return to normal, including, for me, doing 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- "firstname.lastname@example.org" 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
June 3, 2021