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Hanover Book Festival 2013 – August 10

Hi everyone, I have a table this weekend at the Hanover Book Festival. It should be a fun event with 50 authors or so, plus some publishers. Lots of genres will be represented and books will be for sale. I’m bringing copies of Souls of the Everwood, Balefire and Brimstone, and In the Service of the King. Additionally, I’ll be promoting Blue Oranda as well and have copies of In My Brother’s Name by Wayland Smith plus Broken Faith by Dara Hannon. Just to add to the complexity, I’ll have several copies of my grandfather’s book about his voyages around the world and my aunt’s RV book. Come out if you can! All the best! Harry

Hanover Book Festival

Hanover Book Festival

The Other Harry Heckel

When I first started this blog, among the most common searches that directed people here were “sailor Harry Heckel” and “Captain Harry Heckel.” This isn’t surprising as I happen to share my name with the oldest man to ever circumnavigate the globe.

I’m also very proud to have him as my grandfather.

At age 97, he’s retired to live on land, and he’s still sharp enough to stump myself, my uncle the chemist and my incredibly bright daughter by asking us to spell a word pronounced “ti-sus.” Just so everyone knows, it’s phthisis. He’s a great man and a fantastic inspiration.

He’s also now a writer with some assistance from my aunt, Florence Russell. His book, Around the World in 80 Years: The Oldest Man to Sail Alone around the World – Twice! is now available both in print and in Kindle format on Amazon. It’s also available in a variety of e-formats on Smashwords and should be out at the Apple e-store and for Nook on the Barnes and Noble site in the next few weeks. It’s the story of his voyages around the world (with stops) in his eighties. For anyone who wants to know more, please check out the book.

And if anyone asks, I’m the other Harry Heckel.

Here are the links:

Kindle Version

Print Version

Smashwords Version

And just to make sure you have the right edition, here’s the cover:

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