No Turkey Here

by wjw on November 21, 2018


Here in the States we’re about to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday, which was established by Abraham Lincoln as a day of fasting, repentance, and prayer, and is now celebrated as a day of feasting and football.  (The repentance comes the day after.)

Unfortunately I can’t invite you all to the house to enjoy my Seriously Deadly Stuffing Recipe, so I’m doing the next best thing— I’m putting one of my historical novels on sale for 99 cents, so that you can better enjoy the holiday in its historical context.

I did indeed begin my career with Privateers & Gentlemen, a series of sea-adventure novels of the type pioneered by C.S. Forester, Patrick O’Brian, and America’s very own James Fenimore Cooper.  I had enormous fun writing the series, and intended a 10-book series— of which I managed five before the market for historical fiction collapsed in April of 1983.  (Trauma seared the date into my memory.)

Of the five books that saw print, Brig of War is probably the best.  (Feel free to read an essay I wrote about the book after its re-release as an ebook.)

Find Brig of War for 99 cents at AmazonBarnes and NobleSmashwordsiBooksKobo, and Google Play.

(I should point out, by the way, that Dell released the novel as The Raider.  Now that I’ve published the book myself, I can revert to my preferred title.)

Avoid the Black Friday crowds, put your feet up, and enjoy a good book instead!

Happy reading, and have a terrific holiday!

Etaoin Shrdlu November 21, 2018 at 1:33 am

Finally!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you, WJW!!!!!!!! And happy Thanksgiving!!!!!!!!!

After seeing how you’ve refined and reimagined characters over the years — Aiah and Sula, chiefly — I’ve been wanting to read these to see if you’d done the same with Martinez. The way he developed leadership skills through the first trilogy hints to me that you might have — it just kinda makes sense to me that you’d draw him from your past naval commanders. I hope you make the rest available soon.

wjw November 21, 2018 at 1:41 am

The rest ARE available, but they’re not on sale.


Etaoin Shrdlu November 21, 2018 at 8:54 am


Clyde November 21, 2018 at 10:57 am

Bought them all already. Read them all already.
Good books all.

wjw November 21, 2018 at 6:11 pm

Etaoin>> Well, they’ve all been on my ebook page for years. And of course all the ebook sites have them on display.

So hey, go to your favorite site and search my name! You might find some other stuff you missed!

John F. MacMichael November 21, 2018 at 11:42 pm

A happy Thanksgiving to you, sir.

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