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Summer Reading - Travel Back in Time on Ghost Carrier

For a very limited time I am offering my latest thriller, Ghost Carrier at just .99 cents. Consider this an offer to take the book for a test drive. The story is quite a departure from my past works in that I mix time travel, the paranormal and WWII alternative history all together for a compelling read.

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The Story:

Frank Rusk hasn’t been sleeping well lately. He’s approaching his milestone 70th birthday. Each night for the past two weeks indescribable scenes of horror have awakened him. He is on an exploding ship in WWII, which is sinking fast. Men are burning alive all around him. He hears sailors cry out, “A Japanese torpedo hit the bomb bay! We are all going to die!”

In these nightmarish visions Frank realizes he is not a spectator watching but a sailor living them. Everywhere he turns he sees buddies he knows taking their last breaths. Frank decides this horrifying scene must be what his father Joe Rusk experienced in his last moments alive before perishing on an aircraft carrier in November 1943. The sinking occurred just two months after Frank was born.

At his 70th birthday party before blowing the candles out on his cake Frank makes a wish he has kept secret his entire life; an impossible wish that defies time and the laws of the Universe. Frank yearns to rewrite history and have his Dad in his life. As Frank blows out the candles his father Joe's face materializes in the flames. Joe Rusk looks terrified and screams to Frank for help.

Unbeknown to Frank his father did not die in 1943 but entered a parallel dimension when his ship sank. Joe Rusk and the crew of the carrier are trapped in time on a parallel earth fighting a far superior Japanese naval force and America is losing the war. Outnumbered and out gunned the crew’s only hope is the unbroken soul connection Joe and Frank share. But will the father and son bond be strong enough to bring the doomed crew home?
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New 13-Part Amazon Prime Series on Gettysburg - History Storytellers

I am proud to announce a new 13-part series on the Battle of Gettysburg, History Storytellers that has debuted on Amazon Prime Video across the world. The now streaming series features some of America's preeminent scholars and storytellers discussing the epic Civil War battle.

Check out the series out HERE.

I have had the opportunity to interview hundreds of people for my films and the folks who always kept me on the edge of my seat were the historians. Why? Historians are among the most gifted storytellers in the world. They have to be and their passion transports you to distant places in time bringing history back to life in vivid detail. This series features some of the best History Storytellers on the planet.

This is a new concept. You could call it a documentary series but it is much deeper than that. In essence it is sitting down with a person who is an expert on the subject and allowing them to "tell you a riveting story" without distractions. By distractions I mean a music sound track, narrator and sound effects. The story speaks for itself. Of course there are visual enhancements such as still images and footage but these elements complement the story. I had considered calling it "Naked History" to attract attention but opted for the more conservative "History Storytellers" which is more descriptive of what the series truly is about. Plus, combined, the terms 'naked' and 'historian' are perhaps something folks don't want to visualize.

For this first "season" much of the material has come from my work on the commemorative film, Gettysburg: The Final Measure of Devotion. The historian and scholar interviews were SO good that I knew someday I wanted people to see them. I could only use a very small portion of these interviews within Gettysburg: The Final Measure of Devotion as it was a film about the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg featuring the largest Civil War Reenactment ever staged. That audience wanted to see the epic Civil War staged battles.

This series is for people who want to learn more about the battle but also be entertained by a great story. Follow up "seasons" on other subjects in history are planned based on the response to this first season about Gettysburg. So if you want to see more of this type of program - tell your friends about it and share on social media.

Below is the trailer for the series which features, Allen Guelzo, telling a GREAT story about the Battle of Gettysburg that perhaps you have never heard. Intrigued?  Just watch.

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Award Winning Social Media Series

I'm proud  to announce the social media NBA themed series I directed, The Warmup, along with director, Jason Story, for Turner Sports has won a coveted national award.

The series sponsored by State Farm and broadcast on Twitter was awarded the Silver in the category Social Media Series or Live Video Content at the prestigious 2017 ProMaxBDA North American Promotion, Marketing and Design Awards announced June 8, 2017 in Los Angeles. See Award List.

The awards competition celebrates outstanding achievement in entertainment marketing across every screen, on-air, online, and on-the-go. The PromaxBDA Awards competition stands for excellence in media marketing and speaks to every part of the business from promotion and design to branding and interactive.

Congratulations to the entire Warm Up team at Turner Sports! Way to go in your first season!
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Memorial Day Weekend - Free Book Blowout

Hey folks for reading pleasure this weekend in honor of all our servicemen and women on this Memorial Day Weekend 2017 I am making almost all my military history titles FREE. This is a limited time offer of this weekend only. Honor our military and take time to learn their stories. I have books and stories from the American Revolution through WWII. And perhaps best of all my, Big War Box Set, is also FREE but for one day only - Memorial Day. In this compilation you will find five of my history titles at no cost!

I hope you will take advantage of this great opportunity to check out my work as you enjoy this patriotic weekend with your friends and family. Links to all the books are below.

Washington Crossing Film Trailer #2

This was a hidden gem I came across and thought I would share with folks. It is the unreleased trailer, trailer #2 if you will of the America's First D-Day film - unreleased till now. I have released it in honor of the recent opening last month of the brand new Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia.

What I love about this piece is it transports you back into the American Revolution instantly - to the snow that Christmas Eve, to the dying soldiers and misery. We spent a good deal of time in the film set-ups but the results were worth it.

Hopefully you will have a chance to not only visit this new museum but also check out this film which I wrote and directed for the Continental Film Alliance in Pennsylvania. It is one I am very proud of. Click on the cover art below or America's First D-Day to check it out.

My Livestreamed Talk from the National WWII Museum

Watch My Presentation February 7, 2016.

Today The Lost Eleven is Released

Today marks a very significant day in my professional creative career. Today, after two and a half years of writing, editing and packaging, The Lost Eleven, is being released to the world by the biggest publishing house in the world Penguin / Random House. The behemoth literally controls 25% of all books sold in the world.

I have written a number of self-published books both fiction and nonfiction which have found their place and an audience. The Lost Eleven, however, is my first book with a major publisher. People outside the publishing industry have no idea how difficult it is to get a "book deal" - any book deal even with the smallest publishing house. It is simply rejection letter after rejection letter and some fine writers never get a book deal during their lifetimes. That is why the whole self publishing industry has sprang up.

So I wanted to convey the significance of this to my readers and say how humbled, proud and blessed I feel about not only the fact that the book is being released but about the story itself. I have been connected to the Wereth Eleven story now for seven years. When I first learnt of it the tale touched me deeply. I felt I had a duty to tell the world about this injustice and atrocity that had been swept under the carpet of history. My visionary film producer, Joseph Small, felt the exact same way and led the charge to produce the film, The Wereth Eleven, which was nominated for an Emmy®. His sole motivation was not only to tell the world about these men who were brutally tortured and died at the hands of the Nazis but also to restore their human dignity.

The Lost Eleven, book is the culmination of Joe's vision to restore these men's very humanity and remind the world that this should never happen again. The book tells the eleven men's story but also illuminates the hardships that black soldiers endured during WWII fighting for freedom for their country while they themselves did not feel free.

I encourage you to look into this untold story of bravery, courage and sacrifice and let others know that this story and these men should never be forgotten. I am truly honored to have been a part of this effort. It has literally changed my life and how I view history and the world. And I believe once you read this story it will change your life too.

*Please check out, The Lost Eleven, which is on the shelves of every major book store as well as available on line in e-reader formats for Kindle, Nook and others.

Below is the trailer for, The Wereth Eleven, film which is also available everywhere on DVD and streaming formats.

The Lost Eleven

The Lost Eleven
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