I hadn’t sung, or even thought about, Johnny Nash’s hit song “I Can See Clearly Now” in about forty years. But I did this morning. That’s when I woke up, turned on my computer, and saw that the Military Writers Society of America had placed my novel, The Oath, second on the list for their Recommended Reading List.
Associated Press (June 21, 2017)
This coming Sunday, June 25th, in the year 1876, Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer was killed, along with five companies of the Seventh Cavalry who rode with him, at the Battle of the Little Bighorn —
… Or was he?
I’ve just been notified that two of my books won big awards this week.
Lt. Colonel George Armstrong Custer has agreed to come with me to Wild Deadwood Reads in South Dakota on June 10th.
This isn’t the only time Custer has been in Black Hills country. Way back in July of 1874, President Ulysses S. Grant issued orders for Custer to scout a suitable site for a military post in the Black Hills. Custer himself told me his big mistake was bringing along those two prospectors. It had been rumored for years that the Black Hills were rich in gold, and those damn prospectors found it. “The beginning of the end,” he told me in genuine sorrow, “of the Plains Indians and their way of life.”
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Can’t wait to meet more readers at Wild Deadwood Reads on June 10, 2017. Bring your friends!
San Francisco Bay Area author Dennis Koller (www.DennisKoller.com) has published three novels and is currently hard at work on his fourth. His protagonist is Tom McGuire, a former POW in Vietnam and now world-weary SFPD homicide inspector.
Koller became a full-time novelist rather late in life. “There came a point where I just couldn’t face another day commuting into the City. Since I started writing books, my bank account has become decidedly smaller, but my satisfaction meter is off the charts. I live in a wonderful community, and little by little my reputation as a writer of good, enjoyable mystery-thrillers has grown. I’m loving life.”
A Synopsis of Dennis Koller’s Work
A dying former-POW, four dead women, an SFPD homicide cop and the Vietnam War are expertly woven together in a masterful piece of storytelling that will leave you guessing until the last few pages.
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