Book Signings - The Sign of
Between February 21st and March 22nd, I have conducted seven book signings for The Sign of the Eagle. I've been to Barnes & Noble Booksellers and Hasting Entertainment Stores in Eastern
Washington (Spokane and Spokane Valley); Central Washington (Wenatchee); Western Washington (Olympia); North Idaho (Moscow)
and Southern Idaho (Boise and Nampa). They have all been sell-outs or near misses. I met lots of interesting people from farmers
to school teachers to a fashion model, military personnel and archaeologists, all who were interested in buying my novel.
In each case management was very pleased with my efforts, and I was invited to return at a future date. I
told them that this would be my last round with this novel, and I will return once my next book, The Wolf of Britannia, a duo-ology, is published.
Had a little excitement just before my signing
at Hastings Books, Music & Videos (5 Mile Store) in Boise, Idaho, Saturday, March 22nd. I had just parked my car, in the
lot at the front of the store, and was about to enter when I heard someone yelling behind me. Next thing I
know five Boise Police cars pulled into the lot by the building. A couple police officers jumped out, grabbed and handcuffed
a guy. They read him his rights and placed in the car, but it was sometime before the police units cleared out. A lot
of people were watching and wondering what was going on. As a retired police sergeant, I figured this was a felony arrest
as you don't deploy five police units for a misdemeanor. I was to learn a few days later that the Boise Police Department
had made a drug bust in which $800,000.00 worth of street drugs were confiscated. One of the suspects had gotten away. Apparently,
this was that suspect. Glad to see him off the street.
New Reader Tevin New
Reader Sierra New Reader Rachel
New Reader Nicole New Reader Liberty
New Reader Janeen New Reader Brenda
One in Sales
The Sign of the Eagle was number one in sales in all categories for
Sunbury Press for the month of February. Click here to learn more. The Sign of the Eagle Number One
The Wolf of Britannia
Progress has been slow on Volume II of The Wolf of Britannia.
I wrote a brand new opening chapter for the volume, and it took a lot of rewriting before I was satisfied with the results.
My mentor, Patricia DeMars Pfeiffer, reviewed several drafts and found serious flaws, which I have since corrected. I will
redraft the chapter one more time before continuing onto the rewrite of chapter two. I want this to be my best work yet, and
so I am taking the time to get it right, even if it delays future publication. Better that than to have it rejected by the
publisher, Sunbury Press.
The Funding for Hadrian's Wall is Drying Up.
As a person interested in Roman History the enclosed article about Hadrian's Wall in Northern England
is of more than passing interest. It is a very serious situation. Funding will dry up in six months if more funding isn't
found. This major piece of Roman history must be preserved. Click onto this site for more details. Hadrian's Wall Funding Evaporates
Law Enforcement in Ancient Rome
Check out my latest installment,
Maintaining the Public Safety of Ancient Rome - Part IV.
Check out the new photos that have been added to my bio page. It has been awhile
and needed to be updated.
My next book
signing will be at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 3600 Stevens Creek, San Jose, California, Saturday, April 5th, 11 a.m.
- 3 p.m. Hope to see you there!
That's all for now. Until next time Salve et
Vale! Hail and Farewell!