I went to friend house this past weekend. He is a bigger reader than I am and of course a fan. Just as I was getting ready to sit down to eat my meal, this is what I saw at his reading chair. It took my breath away. Best party ever!!
I want to thank everyone that has supported me throughout my writing endeavors these past three years. It has been a roller coaster ride. So much has happened this year, that it would be impossible for me to write everything down. There are a couple of life events that happened this year that I would like to share:
When someone leaves us it is hard, especially when it is from a sudden illness, and you wonder what is life about and why we should continue. Those thoughts have run in my head, but as it has been so eloquently explained to me; that person was in your life for a reason. They are a part of your life and make up who you are and what life is all about which in part is getting to know people. I lost some very special people this year, but they will always be in my chapters of my life. Please embrace their lives and not dwell on their passing. Life is too short to dwell on the sadness.
Watching your family grow into mature human beings is probably the most satisfying feeling as a father, uncle, cousin or friend of a family. It is passing on the torch, which will continue to burn just fine with the next generation of Americans. The baby boomers have done an amazing job raising their children in such uncertain times. I sleep well knowing that we have past the torch.
Be safe and kind to one another. Peace out until 2019.
I am excited to report that Feeding the Enemy was selected for the “Authors in Schools Literacy Program” by the Amelia Island Book Festival committee for the second year in a row. We will be at Hilliard High School on 15 February 2018.
I will be at San Marco book store on 01 November 2018 from 5-7 pm. Come on out and lets discuss my new book and have some adult beverages and food. Go to the link below for more details. Thank you and I hope to see you soon.
I will be at the San Marco Book Store from 5 – 7pm on 1 November. This will be the only time you can get one of the only 100 copies of the pre-launch book. Come on out and enjoy wine and food.
Folks, the party we had at the Fernandina Beach Bookloft book store was absolutely one of the best times I have had on the island. Everyone that showed up was amazing and we definitely ate and drank our way towards a successful book launch. If you want a signed first edition, go by the Bookloft and get yours today. There aren’t that many left so stop by and say “Hi” to the staff before you purchase one of only hundred. Thanks for everyone that showed up. See you soon and at the next book event.
It has been a really busy month getting my next book ready for release on 25 October 2018. We are almost there and if you want to pre-order your copy now, just go to www.amazon.com, www.koehlerbooks.com or your favorite book store. The ISBN’s are SOFT COVER: $15.95, 978-1-63393-699-7 HARD COVER: $24.95, 978-1-63393-700-0 and EBOOK: $5.99, 978-1-63393-701-7. See you soon at one of my book signing and appearances.
We have been working really hard on “Breaking from the Enemy”! The cover is done but we need your help to pick which one to use. Please go to http://www.koehlerbooks.com/cover-polls/ and vote on which cover design you like. You need to hurry, final edits to the book are finishing up right now.
I hope you have been enjoying your summer so far. We have been busy here at the J.R. Sharp camp. My publisher has my first edit cut on my new book “Breaking from the Enemy.” That only leaves two more edits and hopefully we can get the book out in early October. Still designing the cover and other odds and ends. If you have any questions, just shoot me an email. Here is a small taste:
“When Gino makes his move to escape, his enemies pick up his trail as he heads south to the ancient city of Monte Cassino. After arriving, a catholic nun turned Italian partisan, Caroline Franco, takes him through the ancient trails of the Latin Valley to escape his pursuers. Will they be able to get past all the Nazi road blocks, or will they be caught before they escape to the north and finally become free and reunited with their families?”