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There’s still time to win a free copy of Of Bone And Thunder

Less than three days to go before the contest closes. This particular contest is only open to readers in the US, but I am checking with the other markets to see what might be going on there. When I hear something I will let everyone know. If you aren’t in the US, maybe you have a friend who is who would be willing to loan you their address…just saying πŸ™‚

You can sign up to enter here:

http://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/105743-of-bone-and-thunder-a-novel

Of Bone And Thunder Cover

Cheers!

Chris

Beginning of countdown to release of Of Bone And Thunder with photos of the men who inspired me

Lieutenant Michael Lee Lanning, Rifle Company Commander, 2nd Bn, 3rd Inf Regiment, 199th Light Infantry Brigade near Binh Chanh, June 1969. I’ve known Lee almost 15 years. We met through former Execctive editor Owen Lock, himself a Vietnam vet, when I started at Random House/Ballantine/Del Rey. After Vietnam, Lee became a prolific writer about the war and I was fortunate enough to work with him. He has a new book out about the Vietnam War titled Tours of Duty

Update on Of Bone And Thunder in the publishing process

So the ARCs (Advanced Reading Copies) and DRCs (Digital Reading Copies) of Of Bone And Thunder (OBAT for those into acronyms πŸ™‚ are out there and some early reviews are starting to pop up. Interview requests are also coming in. My web designers, Amy and Ethan, of BeBetterStudios are getting my website revamp ready to launch (which reminds me I need to get back to them on some tweaks!)

The final files of the book went to the printer last month. The final cover file won’t go until next week. The book itself will be printed next week as well. It will then be released from the warehouse the fourth week of September and start making its way to wholesalers and retail outlets all over North America. While all this is going on, my agent, Don Maass, will be shopping the book in Hollywood and the subrights team at S&S will be shopping it at the Frankfurt Book Fair in Germany in October. That’s where they look to license the book for translation.

Meanwhile, Todd Haberkorn is putting his vocal cords to the test as he narrates the 500 pages of OBAT. The audio will be available October 14, same as the hard cover and ebook.

And I will be doing a signing event at New York Comic Con which just happens to be the weekend before OBAT goes on sale. If you’re going to be at the Con please drop by the S&S/Gallery Books booth and say hi.

Now I just need to figure out what my next novel will be!

Cheers!

Chris

Audioooooooooooooooooo!

I am thrilled to announce that the audio rights to Of Bone And Thunder have been licensed by Brilliance Audio! Not only that, but the very awesome Todd Haberkorn will be doing the narration. And it appears that the audio version will be available the same day as the hard cover and ebook version go on sale on October 14th. There are some other deals in the works, but until I get the green light to share them I’ll have to stay quiet and just be a tease πŸ™‚

Cheers!

Chris