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A PERSONAL NOTE FROM JEFF

PRE-ORDERS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED for my new novel, "TO WAKE THE GIANT", a story that deals with Pearl Harbor.  The book will be released MAY 19, so it will be shipped to arrive roughly on that date. As always, if you wish any sort of personalization on the book, or just my signature and the date, there is a space on the Shopping Cart page where you can tell me. 

In mid-January, I spent several days in New York, working with my editor, to "smooth things out", and cut some pages (which is always necessary), but we are very happy with how it turned out.  (I hope you will be too).  This is, for me, an intensely emotional story, which begins one year prior to the attack, building to the event itself, and after.  Much more detail can be found by clicking the book cover on the "Shop" page.   

This story will likely be the first of a series focusing on WW2 in the Pacific.  Not sure yet if it will be two or three volumes- that decision will come later.  It's hard for me to look ahead to the next book, since I get pretty consumed by the project I'm working on at the moment.  The research for this story covered a number of memoirs, first-hand accounts of sailors, marines and soldiers, as well as civilians, who were in Honolulu at the time of the Japanese attack, plus several key voices in Washington DC.  And, I have memoirs from the Japanese point of view as well.  In every book I do, I feel it's important to tell that story from both sides.  I will do my best to make this new story as dramatic, with characters that are both historically obvious, and some that are unknown.  This story is historically accurate, but, I hope, very different from those documentaries and Hollywood treatments you might already be familiar with. 

There will be a book signing tour in May and June, and I will post that itinerary on this site as soon as my publisher nails down the locations.  I hope to see as many of you as possible! 

    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.

Jeff Shaara

January 29, 2020