I’ll be in St. Joseph, Michigan Tuesday, and Lake Forest, IL, Wednesday. Hope to see you!

Michigan West Coasters! Tuesday night at 6:30 I’ll be speaking at Forever Books in St. Joseph, Michigan, about The Great Halifax Explosion, followed by Q&A and signing, all the books you like. It’s all featured in this nice piece in the St. Joseph Herald-Palladium: http://www.heraldpalladium.com/features/the-great-halifax-explosion-a-forgotten-wwi-story-of-tragedy/article_8bbab2fd-0896-5a6f-89d5-ea6da4d59957.html On Wednesday night, I’ll be at the Lake Forest Book […]

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The Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament: Lot of Reasons to Like, and More Not To

Hello, Loyal Readers! Today’s topic is the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament: a lot of reasons to like, and more not to. Meantime, The Great Halifax Explosion is still going strong, and now we’re hearing about book clubs picking Halifax for their next meeting. I’ve even talked to a few of them. If your book […]

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Turns Out Figure Skating is as Hard as Ice

Hello, Loyal Readers! Today we’ll take an inside look at Olympic figure skating — and just how hard it actually is. Meantime, The Great Halifax Explosion is still going strong, and now we’re hearing about book clubs picking Halifax for their next meeting. I’ve even talked to a few of them. If your book club […]

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The 2018 Winter Olympics: The Good, the Bad, and Just Plain Silly

Hello, Loyal Readers, Several of you have told me you book clubs are now reading The Great Halifax Explosion, and I thank you! A few have even sent me photos of their groups — usually women, and always with wine, it seems — which I’ll be happy to post on my website and twitter accounts. […]

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Brandon Graham’s Motivation

Hello, Loyal Readers! HarperCollins/William Collins announced the sixth printing of The Great Halifax Explosion: A World War I Story of Treachery, Tragedy, and Extraordinary Heroism, and the Wall Street Journal selected it as one of the four titles for their Book of the Month Club for February, along with Madeleine Albright and others. All thanks […]

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Michigan State Reform Efforts Off to Discouraging Start

To listen to the audio version, click play. The local coverage of sexual assaults at Michigan State seemed to fly under the national radar for months, until hundreds of the victims of former sports doctor Larry Nassar spoke up in court. Now it’s a national headline, and will be for years. The anger and outrage […]

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