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Get the skinny on a variety of self-publishing news! Xlibris gives you a recap of author features, writing tips, literary events, Xlibris promos, and more to guide your way to self-publishing success. Catch up on all the happenings in our Weekend Recap below.

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With spring come blossoming flowers, warm weather, and feelings of rebirth and rejuvenation. To celebrate the advent of this new season, we at Xlibris offer these publishing, marketing, and bookselling specials, all designed to breathe life into your writing passions and give you renewed literary vigor.

New Thriller Depicts Clandestine, Action-Packed Pursuit in Vietnam

‘Saigon Cowboy’ by H. Palmer Wood has a retired CIA agent roped back into a job to hunt down one of the most dangerous rogues the armed forces and CIA had ever dealt with.

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Austin Bain liked working for the CIA, especially exercising his intellect to be one step ahead of a challenging situation. Deviating from his deciphering routine seemed to open another door to reality. Escaping death by minutes in Panama might have been a fluke, but it was enough to remind him of the dangers of his vocation. Resigning from the CIA, he returned to civilian life, until a former cohort tracked him down vacationing on a remote Bahamas island.

That surprise encounter catapulted Bain back into the Agency, where he is asked to help track and apprehend one of the most dangerous individuals the armed forces and CIA had ever dealt with in Vietnam. A French national, Austin Bain’s former college roommate has developed a deadly profile, bent on revenge, as a result of tragic events involving the deaths of a sister and his father. Working undercover, Bain’s search takes him through numerous provinces in Vietnam, when the US military presence was growing by the tens of thousands each month. Bain’s best qualification for the current job, is that he is the most likely to be able to identify the “Saigon Cowboy”, who was once a freshman he dormed with ten years ago at Syracuse University.

Both the bold aggressiveness and clandestine actions of the Cowboy continued to baffle those in pursuit. With his apparent ease of movement in highly secure areas, he is proceeds to methodically eliminate high ranking military and CIA agents. Are August Bain’s talents enough to be successful in his new role as Company headhunter?

“Saigon Cowboy” by H. Palmer Wood, with its action packed pursuit, its exotic locales, and its depiction of a rogue Frenchman working with the Vietcong to eliminate Americans supporting the South Vietnam government for his own vengeful reasons, comes off as one of the best action thrillers of the season. Wood addresses the ambiguities of US involvement in Vietnam, the way the war created its own monsters which flew out of Vietnam to infect many parts of the globe.

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About the Author
A graduate of Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla., H. Palmer Wood served in the Air Force and Army Reserve. He worked as a technical writer, presentations editor and methods engineer in aerospace corporations. As a writer for Page Communication Engineers under contract with the Department of Defense, with an equivalent military rank of captain, he traveled extensively throughout Vietnam in 1966 to 1968. Before retiring in 2010, he worked as an editorial editor for a local newspaper.

Saigon Cowboy * by H. Palmer Wood
Publication Date: December 19, 2013
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 395 pages; 978-1-4931-4527-0
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 395 pages; 978-1-4931-4528-7
e-book; $3.99; 978-1-4931-4529-4

Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7879. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (812) 355-4079 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7879. For more information on self-publishing or marketing with Xlibris, visit http://www.Xlibris.com. To receive a free publishing guide, please call (888) 795-4274.

Xlibris Weekend Recap: 32 Stories You Might Have Missed

Get the skinny on a variety of self-publishing news! Xlibris gives you a recap of author features, writing tips, literary events, Xlibris promos, and more to guide your way to self-publishing success.  Catch up on all the happenings in our Weekend Recap below.

 

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Xlibris Author Annette Keeble Martens Depicts a Versatile Wordsmith – Part 2

Xlibris author Annette Keeble Martens further shares her craft, its influence on others, and a glimpse of her family struggles and achievements. When people say that they don’t like poetry, let them read one of yours. I do, and then … 

Xlibris Author Annette Keeble Martens Depicts a Versatile Wordsmith – Part 1

A precocious writer since age six, multi-published Xlibris author Annette Keeble Martens has written in every genre possible. Annette’s love of writing coupled with a rich imagination gave birth to thousands of poems and short … 

 

Writer’s Workshop: Writing Tips

Xlibris Presents How To Kill Your Darlings and Foes

Humans may have a predilection for a touch of the macabre in fiction to deal with the inevitable and unbearable suddenness of death. If you as a writer can make your readers   … read-more-button

Xlibris Presents How to Promote Your Book on a Budget – Part 4

Marketing your book in the most budget-friendly way possible is perhaps the ultimate test of your creativity as a wordsmith. You don’t need to be good at numbers to …read-more-button

Xlibris Presents How to Promote Your Book on a Budget – Part 3

A low-cost yet effective book marketing strategy is like succinct writing that can get your message across in just a few words. You can find ways to trim your marketing cost and still reach more readers in the same way … read-more-button

 

Indie Authors Roundup: Critic’s Choice

Xlibris THE TRUE SURVIVORS a story that needs to be told by Renae Green

Today Xlibris features teenage self-published author, Renae Green, whose book THE TRUE SURVIVORS, although short, has a huge story to tell. Renae Green in her young life has had to face appalling struggles including a debilitating illness and the most terrifying … read-more-button

– Xlibris Book Do Not Forget This Small Honest Nation by Rev. Adam Somorjai, OSB and Professor Tibor Zinner

Xlibris Authors Adam Somorjai, OSB, Tibor Zinner Get BlueInk Review Thumbs Up Commemorating an anti-communist poster boy in their book Do Not Forget This Small Honest Nation, Xlibris authors Rev. Adam Somorjai, OSB and  … read-more-button

 

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Literary Contests and Events

Literary Contest

The Footpath Library Epic! Poetry Competition
Deadline of entries: 03 February 2014
Laura Literary Awards
Entries close 14th February 2014
Eaglehawk Dahlia and Arts Festival Inc. Literary Competition
Deadline of entries: 14 February 2014
The Romance Writers of Australia: First Kiss
Deadline of entries: 14 February 2014
FreeXpresSion Haiku Competition 2014
Deadline of entries: 28 February 2014
2014 Northern Territory Literary Awards
Deadline of entries: 28 February 2014
Scarlett Award
Deadline of entries: 28 February 2014

Conferences and Events

Creative Writing Stage 1
Event runs from 14 January to 11 February 2014
Perth International Arts Festival 2014
Event runs from 07 February to 01 March 2014
Digital Writers Festival
Event runs from 13 to 24 February 2014
Poetry d’Amour 2014
Event is on 14 February 2014
Dunedoo Bush Poetry festival
Event runs from 27 February to 2 March 2014

 

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