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Author ANDREW KLAVAN Offers Christmas & Hanukah 'Thrillers' to Children of U.S. Armed Forces
by Allen Media Strategies Wednesday, November 10, 2010
NOVEMBER 10-16: Andrew Klavan, a resident of L.A., is in Washington, DC for print, radio, TV, online and video interviews. He travels to New York City on November 17.
Bestselling novelist, screenwriter and commentator Andrew Klavan, winner of two Edgar Awards from the Mystery Writers of America and member of the honorary International Thriller Writers society, has written his most breathtaking young adult thriller yet, No. 3 in the 4-part series of his Homelanders series slated for feature films by Summit Entertainment, makers of The Hurt Locker, to be produced by Lorenzo Di Bonaventura of Transformers’ fame. THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER – and Klavan’s entire Homelanders series to date – is available in print and on Kindle for the holidays – if fans can wait that long. Watch the video promo here: thehomelanders.com
Why do Andrew Klavan’s patriotic YA thrillers captivate readers and Hollywood producers?
“What makes stories interesting – what makes life interesting really – are the choices people make,” says Klavan. “And a person without values has many fewer choices. He’s a slave to the moment and his own self-interest. A person who’s morally bankrupt might do interesting things, flashy things, even cool things, but ultimately he’s just a train on the track of his impulses. A person like Charlie [West] – a person who believes in something, stands for something besides himself – has an opportunity not just to survive the dangers he faces, but to elevate himself to a higher place than where he started. That’s true in life too. People with strong values are the people who tend to become fully human and admirable, the people whose stories we want to hear.”
SYNOPSES: Teenager Charlie West is certain that if he could just regain his memory, he’d understand why terrorists are hunting him. But the truth of the matter is even more incredible than he could imagine – it’s marathon test of faith, reason and strength.
Book 1 - The Last Thing I Remember: Charlie’s strapped to a chair. He’s covered in blood and bruises. He hurts all over. And a strange voice outside the door just ordered his death. The last thing he can remember, he was a normal high-school kid doing normal things: homework, learning karate from a American hero of the war in Afghanistan, daydreaming about becoming an Air Force pilot, and writing a pretty girl’s number on his hand. How long ago was that? Where is he now? Who is he really? More to the point: How is he going to get out of this room alive?
Book 2 - The Long Way Home: Charlie West is a hunted man. Terrorists are trying to kill him. The police want to arrest him for the stabbing death of his best friend. He doesn’t know whose side he’s on or who he can trust. With pursuers closing in on every side, Charlie returns to his hometown to find some answers. There, holed up in an abandoned mansion, true friends join him in a desperate attempt to discover the truth about a murder he can’t remember – and the love he can never forget.
Now Book 3 - In The Truth of the Matter, Charlie finds the one person who knows what happened … the one person who can help him remember. But remembering is painful and extremely dangerous, so figuring out what to do with this new knowledge is Charlie’s toughest challenge yet.
To interview Andrew Klavan, get your review copy THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER, or offer the Homelanders books as 2010 Holiday Giveaways to the sons and daughters of our U.S. Armed Forces, please contact Anita of Allen Media Strategies at 703-589-8960 or anita(at)allenmediastrategies.com
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