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FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2022, 8 p.m.
SOUTHEASTERN WRITERS ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE
EPWORTH-BY-THE-SEA
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, GEORGIA

Buzz will deliver opening night remarks at the conference and talk about his writing journey, his research, and how the Southeastern Writers Association factored into it. He will sign books following the presentation.

SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 2022, 1:30 p.m.
ATLANTA WRITERS CLUB MONTHLY MEETING
DULUTH BRANCH LIBRARY
3180 MAIN ST.
DULUTH, GEORGIA 30096

Buzz will talk about his writing journey and the challenges of writing historical fiction. He will sign books following the presentation.


News

Buzz has signed a contract with Severn River Publishing for his fourth WWII historical fiction work, DOWN A DARK ROAD. Though not strictly part of the WHEN HEROES FLEW series, it will be in the same vein. Based on a true story, it will carry readers into the heart of darkness that an American patrol stumbled upon near the end of the war in Austria. DOWN A DARK ROAD is scheduled to be published in May 2023,

When Heroes Flew:The Roof of the World (whose working title was Where the Dawn Comes Up Like Thunder), the third in the series of the award-winning When Heroes Flew series, will be released on June 14,2022, although Severn River Publishing has indicated the date may be moved up.

Buzz has signed a contract for his eighth novel and third in the When Heroes Flew series, When Heroes Flew: Where the Dawn Comes Up Like Thunder (working title) with Severn River Publishing.  The novel will embed you in the exciting and extremely dangerous world of WWII “Hump” pilots, the men who flew the treacherous resupply route from India to China over the southern reaches of the Himalaya Mountains.  The book will be published in 2022.

When Heroes Flew: The Shangri-La Raiders, Buzz’s seventh novel and second in the When Heroes Flew series, will be released on July 13, 2021.  The book is a stirring drama set against the legendary Jimmy Doolittle Raid on Japan in April 1942.

When Heroes Flew, Buzz’s sixth novel, was awarded a Gold Medal by the Military Writers Society of America (September 2020).

Buzz has signed a contract for his sixth novel, When Heroes Flew (nee Oregon Grinder), with Severn River Publishing. It’s a tale that’s completely different from anything he’s written previously.  Prepare yourself to ride along in the cockpit of an American WWII B-24 bomber, Oregon Grinder, as it thunders toward Ploesti, Romania, from Benghazi, Libya, on a legendary raid on Nazi petroleum facilities.  You’ll become enmeshed in the lives of Oregon Grinders young Army Air Force pilot, a determined Luftwaffe fighter pilot, and an adventurous aviatrix from the Women’s Auxiliary Flying Squadron (WAFS).  In the wake of the raid, their lives collide in a life and death struggle over the Ionian Sea.

Cascadia was the 2018 EPIC (Electronic Publishing Industry Coalition) eBook Award winner in the suspense/thriller category.  This made Buzz a three-time winner of the “Eppie” award.  His previous two winners were Blizzard and Plague.

Buzz was interviewed on The Doug Dahlgren Show, ArtistFirst Radio Network, on May 12, 2017.  Cascadia, Buzz’s most recent novel (July 2016) was featured.  You can listen to the show here.

Blizzard warning!  Buzz’s fourth novel and the third in his “weather thriller” trilogy, Blizzard, was released in February 2015.

Supercell was the 2015 EPIC (Electronic Publishing Industry Coalition) eBook Award award winner in the suspense/thriller category. This marked the second time one of Buzz’s thrillers took the prize.  His second novel, Plague, was the 2014 winner.

Buzz was a featured author in the November/December 2014 issue of Southern Writers Magazine.

Supercell, an Amazon Kindle best seller, was a semifinalist in the 2014 Georgia Author of the Year Award (novel) competition.

Plague was the 2014 EPIC (Electronic Publishing Industry Coalition) eBook Award winner in the suspense/thriller category.

Eyewall, Buzz’s debut novel, became an Amazon Kindle number-one best seller in 2011.