Book clubs are an exciting way to discover great mysteries with friends, and it's even better when authors can drop by to share insights or backstory details on what's being read. If you are part of a a book club, I invite you to read my new mystery, The Blood Cries Out. I know that you'd love the story, but it also raises some great topics for group discussion and dialogue. There are many, many different potential conversations that could arise from reading my novel, but one of my favorite would be the discussion of the unique frontier history of the Pacific Northwest. One great book concerning our area's tumultuous history--which pertains particularly well the sixth chapter of my novel--is Massacred for Gold, The Chinese in Hells Canyon. What would you do, for instance, if you found gold that dated back to a tragic historical episode like the Snake River Massacre? What should you do?
For a fascinating list of other topics related to my novel, just contact me. From the importance of conveying an authentic sense of place in fiction to the nature of sin itself, there are many, many possibilities for fascinating conversations. In addition...if you're in western Oregon, I'd love to drop by and talk about my book with you. I can come with something prepared, entertain your questions, or just join you in a lively conversation about good books. If you'd like to also discuss the arts, my wife might also be able to join us. Who knows...maybe I could bring our Newfoundland, too. :)
There are also unique packages available, if you'd like to be supplied with the books and supplemental materials. Depending on your budgetary restrictions, I'm also willing to consider visits beyond the Pacific Northwest. Just contact me for details.
I look forward to hearing from you today!
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