Parade All-American

Okay, maybe not. The basketball dream eluded me due to…what was it, a bad knee? Hamstring? Oh, no, it was a total lack of talent. Right. So while that Parade list is out of reach, it was still pretty exciting to be a Parade Magazine pick for summer reading. None...
A buy it, buy it now pick…

A buy it, buy it now pick…

Just finished this one, so it wasn’t on my top ten list for the summer, but it certainly would have been if I’d made that list a week later. Hampton Sides is one of my favorite narrative non-fiction writers (Ghost Soldiers is a tremendous book) but his...

Thanks for the support, and tune into NPR tomorrow…

Tour for So Cold the River is officially underway, and I want to thank everyone who has come out to support the book. It means a tremendous amount. Everyone’s busy, there are lots of great books out this summer, and the idea that people travel out of their way...

Release day, and some music picks…

Well, after a fairly long wait (I finished a draft of this book in summer of 2008!) So Cold the River is finally available today. If you’re into reading, please give it a look. If you have doors that need stopping, please consider it. Very good heft to this one....
Picks from the first half of 2010

Picks from the first half of 2010

I try to read at least 100 books each year, but right now I’m a bit behind pace for 2010. Hoping to address that this summer, but I’ve already found plenty of noteworthy titles. Here are some standouts from what I’ve read thus far, books that merit...

Come on, aren’t you intrigued yet?

Some nice words from both in the states and abroad. I love Australia. 1) So Cold the River has been named a “great read” by Australia’s Men’s Fitness magazine. They passed on the opportunity to interview me for the “six-pack...