COLD GLORY available for pre-orders!

I have very big news–COLD GLORY is now available for pre-orders!

In today’s publishing world, pre-orders are VERY important, and can help determine such things as the initial number of copies printed, the marketing and promotional budget for the book, and many more.  So I am working hard to mobilize readers to take part in the excitement. Let’s take this thing viral!

As most of you know, I am an ardent supporter of independent booksellers, and I have already scheduled events at four such stores within Oklahoma: my official book launch is at Full Circle in Oklahoma City on October 20, followed by Best of Books in Edmond October 22.  I will also be  at The Bookseller in Ardmore on November 5, and Brace Books & More in Ponca City November 13.  Check the events page,  I’ll update more events there as I schedule them.

For those who live in one of these areas and would like to come to the book signings, I still encourage and humbly request that you pre-order.  For those here in the OKC metro area, that means calling Full Circle at 405-842-2900 or Best of Books at 405-340-9202, to reserve your copy.  Those paid pre-orders count as sales, and you can still come to the store and I’ll be pleased to sign them for you in person at the event.


The book is also available for pre-orders online through Barnes and Noble, Borders, Books-a-Million, and Indiebound. Links to buy from these sellers are on

COLD GLORY is a contemporary, but historically-based thriller, the first in a new series published by Forge Books.  Who will enjoy it?

—readers with an interest in American history, especially the Civil War, as the sesquicentennial of that conflict has begun

—families who have children with special needs.  One of the lead characters in COLD GLORY is a single father of a son with profound autism, as I am.  In fact, my editor has stated that one of the reasons she wanted to publish this book was the relationship between the father and son.  This is not your typical thriller fiction hero.

So there you have it.  Please feel free to pass the word to anyone you know whom you feel might enjoy COLD GLORY.  I’m very excited about it, as you can tell, and am currently working on the sequel, set for release in the fall of 2012.


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