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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.


THURSDAY, JUNE 10, 2021, 5 p.m.

Buzz will be a special guest of the group and will be speaking about his latest projects and writing history.


SUNDAY, JULY 18, 2021, 2 – 4 p.m.
BOOK LAUNCH EVENT (in-person, open to public)

Buzz will host the launch of his latest novel, WHEN HEROES FLEW: THE SHANGRI-LA RAIDERS.  He’ll give a short presentation, then sign copies of the book.  Copes of the original WHEN HEROES FLEW  novel (which failed to get a “proper” launch because of COVID) will also be available.  Refreshments will be offered.