Archive for October, 2013

THE HARLEM HELLFIGHTERS

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Harlem HellfightersNext year will mark the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the First World War, or, as many called it “The War To End All Wars.” While America entered the war to “make the world safe for democracy,” democracy wasn’t yet safe for all Americans. In 1917, as millions of American men trained, armed, and prepared to serve, one particular unit was purposely set up to fail by their own government. Because these soldiers were African American, the U.S. Army feared their success might inspire and empower others in their community. These soldiers were humiliated, sabotaged, and ultimately forbidden from fighting alongside other American troops. As a result they were passed off to the French Army and despite continued meddling from Washington, ended up returning as some of the most decorated heroes in the entire war. This is the subject of my soon to be released graphic novel, THE HARLEM HELLFIGHTERS.

Working with artist Canaan White, I have written a fictionalized account of these heroic Americans. It will be available on April 1st from Broadway Books and Avatar Comics and is now available for pre-order (see retailers below).

Amazon
Kindle
Barnes and Noble
Nook
IndieBound
iBookstore

THE EXTINCTION PARADE GOES DIGITAL

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

THE EXTINCTION PARADE is now available in digital format from Comixology. Issues 1 and 2 can be downloaded here. Issue 3 will be up soon!

FALL 2013 SPEAKING EVENTS

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2013, 7:30 PM (EDT)
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
EMPAC Concert Hall
110 8th Street, Troy, NY 12180

*Tickets are FREE at the EMPAC box office and the Student Activities Office in the Union.
Click here for more information

MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2013, 7 PM (EDT)
University of New Hampshire
Granite State Room (GSR)
40 Gables Way, Durham, NH 03824
*This is a free event
Click here for more information

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2013, 7:30 PM (EDT)
Virginia Tech
Squires Haymarket Theater
327 Squires Student Center, Blacksburg, Virginia 24060

*Tickets on sale online and at the Squires Ticket Office: $10 Students, $15 Faculty, $20 Public
Click here for more information

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2013, 7:00 PM (UTC)
University of Kansas
Kansas Union, Ballroom
1301 Jayhawk Boulevard, Lawrence, KS 66045

*The event is free for students and $5 for the general public.
Click here for more information


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2013, 7:00 PM (EDT)

Bainbridge College
Charles H. Kirbo Regional Center
2500 E. Shotwell Street
Bainbridge, GA 39819

*Free and Open to the public; 7:00 p.m. speech, 8:00 p.m. book signing
Click here for more information.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2013, 8:00 PM (EDT)
University of Florida
ReitzUnion Rion Ballroom
655 Reitz Union Drive, Gainesville, FL 32611
*This is a free event
Click here for more information

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2013, 7:30 P.M. (CST)
University of Wisconsin–Madison
Union South  Varsity Hall
1308 W Dayton St, Madison, WI 53715
*This event is free and open to the public
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NEW YORK COMIC CON APPEARANCES

Monday, October 7th, 2013

MAX WILL BE SIGNING AT THE AVATAR BOOTH THROUGHOUT NYCC
STOP BY BOOTH # 1920 FOR MORE INFORMATION

SHADOW WALK SIGNING WITH
MAX BROOKS AND SHANE DAVIS
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11TH • 2:30 -3:30 P.M.
NYCC AUTOGRAPH AREA, TABLE 5

PANEL: MAX BROOKS EXTINCTION PARADE
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11TH • 4:15 – 5:15 P.M.
ROOM 1A23

PANEL: AVATAR UNCUT
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12TH • 12:30-1:30 P.M.
ROOM 1A23

Tom Clancy

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

Today, on the way to work, my wife called to tell me that Tom Clancy passed away.

He was my inspiration.

He wrote the first book I ever voluntarily read without being assigned by a teacher.

That book was “The Hunt for Red October.”

That book, and many of his other works, were nothing short of a revelation for me, and a revolution in the world of military fiction.

Clancy never served in the military or the intelligence community. He had never been to war or worked for the U.S. government. He was simply an insurance salesman from Maryland with a passion for writing and an insane eye for detail.

He kept his political rhetoric to a minimum. He avoided sensationalist machismo.

He grounded his stories in honest research and made his readers feel smarter by the time they finished the last page.

He was my hero; the kind of writer I always wanted to be.

Rest in Peace, Mr. Clancy.