You may have seen him on the local news. Chad Webster, father of four, CMPD officer and now an author will sign books at Showplace 28. Mystery Muffin and Soda Pop Slooth: The Legend of Mr. Creepy is a book about two friends that solve mysteries in their neighborhood of Whispering Hollow, North Carolina. Read more about Mystery and Soda Pop.
Order a copy and bring it to Showplace 28 on Saturday, December 2 from 2pm to 4pm.
Showplace 28 is located at Shoppes on the Green in Cornelius. Click here for address and directions.
Our author discusses his dynamic background and his new novel, Indian Country, on news talk radio in Tuscon, Arizona. John talks about how the Native American experience influenced his character development and discusses the complexity of drugs and their connection to terrorism. John brings a unique perspective to his novel in this illuminating discussion.
Learn more about John on his website and follow him on Facebook @YoungatArtinArizona.
Indian Country is available for sale in print and eBook at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Books-A-Million.
You may also access the interview online from John's website at johnyoungatart.com.
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If you are a published author selling at least one book on Amazon, you can sign up for an author page via Amazon Central. You simply have to register for one.
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Thanks to our friends at Ingram Distribution for these great tips.
Meet Chad, author of Mystery Muffin and Soda Pop Slooth: The Legend of Mr. Creepy. Chad will be at the Holiday Obsession on November 9th. Bring your book for a signing!
While creating the character of Wayne Kincaid, John T. Young relies on his experience in defense intelligence to give the reader an inside look on stopping the bad guys.
TUCSON, Ariz. - Oct. 24, 2017 - PRLog -- IngramElliott is excited to announce the release of Indian Country, an action-packed thriller set in the dangerous world of biker gangs and Mexican drug cartels that exploit weaknesses in the Mexican border to facilitate terrorism. This electrifying debut novel is based on the author's experience as an intelligence and law enforcement officer. The title "Indian Country" refers to a Navajo reservation where much of the action takes place and is a nod to the U.S. military term for a war zone.
In Indian Country, Wayne Kincaid, an Iraq war veteran and undercover DEA agent, infiltrates a dangerous biker gang with Mexican drug cartel connections. As if it couldn't be any more precarious, Kincaid's assignment takes an unexpected turn when an old enemy blows his cover.
"My inspiration for writing Indian Country comes from two experiences—my time as a police officer in New Mexico, where I worked on the edge of the Navajo reservation, and my time in Iraq with the U.S. government, when I helped locate and capture al-Qaeda terrorists," says Young.
"Indian Country offers unique insights into several worlds that are not experienced by most people," says Charlotte Piel, Acquisitions Editor at IngramElliott. "The thrill of the book is that readers get an unconventional view of what it's like to work undercover. They also get a better understanding of life on the Navajo reservation through the eyes of three generations."
Indian Country is available today in paperback and eBook through most major retailers.
About the Author
In 1969, John T. Young joined the U.S. Army and served one year in Vietnam with the Army Security Agency. After leaving the Army in 1972, he studied journalism at the University of Arizona and became a reporter at The Arizona Daily Star, covering the police beat. During the 1980s, he was a reporter for the Voice of America in Washington, D.C., and a writer for the U.S. Information Agency. He moved to Los Angeles in 1988 to study screenwriting and worked as a private investigator to support himself—and for the experience. He was also a police officer in New Mexico and a private investigator in New Mexico.
After the 9/11 attacks, he joined the FBI as a counter-terrorism analyst, working at the National Counter Terrorism Center through 2004. Not content to sit behind a desk, he joined the Defense Intelligence Agency and became an Operations Officer, after lengthy training in human intelligence collection. He served in Iraq with the Joint Special Operations Command in 2006 and 2008, and subsequently worked as an instructor for U.S. Army Intelligence at Ft. Huachuca, Arizona. He lives in Tucson, Arizona. Indian Country is his first novel.