Friday, January 25, 2013
I found CARRY YOURSELF BACK to ME a slog, but a rich, enjoyable experience. While I didn't fly from chapter to chapter, I never tired of the writing or found myself unwilling to continue. The folk-singer protagonist, Annie Walsh, is a complex character entangled in relationships with two men and a bit of a stressful family mystery—her brother is accused of murder. This is a novel well worth the effort of reading.
Saturday, January 19, 2013
BEN CONNOLLY in the PARIS COMMUNE will be available as a free download on Kindle from Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, through Friday, Jan. 25, 2013. This novel, inspired by the exploits of war correspondent Januarius A. MacGahan, will take you to the bloody days in the spring of 1871 when the café radicals left their absinthe and coffee behind to lead the working class of Paris into an uprising against the French government that ended with the slaughter of an estimated 40,000 men, women and children by the French Army. The protagonist, Ben Connolly, is a Civil War veteran from the slums of New York, with the rather modest aspiration of being hired as a staff reporter for the New York Vision. On the whim of Adrian Metzger, the Vision’s publisher, Ben is dispatched to Paris, where he is almost killed several times, falls in love with an American artist, becomes a fast friend of General Jaroslaw Dombrowski, and writes notable stories. He emerges with an expansive ambition to become a famous writer instead of an obscure journalist. I urge you to download BEN CONNOLLY in the PARIS COMMUNE, to read it, and to review it—whether you like it or not.