Posts Tagged ‘Bryan Anderson’

Interview on 2012writersALIVE

This afternoon at roughly 2:30pm EDT, I spoke for half and hour with host John Byk of the 2012writersALIVE podcast about my new Cold Equations trilogy, my writing process, and my feelings regarding collaboration. We hung up the phone at 3pm — and half an hour later, the interview was live. That’s some fast turnaround!

Anyway, I had fun chatting with John, so give the interview a listen.

(P.S. — I apologize for the fact that I sound like I’m shouting from the far end of a tunnel. Next time I grant an interview by phone, I’ll use my land line instead of my cell phone.)


The Good-News Round-Up

Today I’m excited to bring you two pieces of good news. First, my latest novel, The Persistence of Memory, has garnered another very favorable review from Matthew Rushing at (Before you click the link to read Matthew’s review, be advised that it contains MAJOR SPOILERS.)

In even bigger news, my friend Bryan Anderson, whose Iraq War memoir No Turning Back I co-authored, has just won a Chicago/Midwest regional Emmy for “Outstanding Achievement for Human Interest Programming” as the host of the documentary special Reporting for Service with Bryan Anderson.

Congratulations, Bryan!



In stores now: NO TURNING BACK

Approximately 20 months ago, I was introduced to a charismatic and inspiring man named Bryan Anderson. A U.S. Army veteran of the Iraq War, he came home from that conflict in 2005 after the humvee he had been driving was hit by an IED that took both his legs, the lower half of his left arm, and part of his right hand, as well as scouring him with shrapnel.

The miracle isn’t that Bryan survived a direct hit by a platter charge; the miracle isn’t that he endured a grueling rehabilitation process at Walter Reed Medical Center; the miracle is that after all that, he is able to live his life with a joy and gusto that few people ever know. His life is a testament to the simple credo, “Give it all.”

Rather than see himself as reduced or limited by his injuries, he lives without limits and without fear, a courageous and inspiring example to all of us that the secret to happiness in life is first choosing to be happy—and then making it happen.

Bryan has shared his stories and insights with live audiences all over the country, and now he has put his words into print in his new memoir and guide to life, No Turning Back: One Man’s Inspiring True Story of Courage, Determination, and Hope. I had the privilege of being Bryan’s co-author on this book, and I hope that readers everywhere will give it a look.

Peace out, my friends. And give it all.


Hear me blather on “The G&T Show”

Head on over to the website of The G&T Show and check out Episode 15 to hear me talk with hosts Nick Minecci and Terilynn Shull about my work, ranging from the bestselling Star Trek Destiny trilogy to my upcoming novels Star Trek Mirror Universe: Rise Like Lions and Star Trek Vanguard: Storming Heaven, as well as the soon-to-be-released nonfiction memoir No Turning Back, which I co-wrote with Iraq War veteran Bryan Anderson.

The interview can be heard as streaming audio from the episode’s page on their website, or it can be downloaded as an MP3 for playback on the portable playback device of your choice. So go forth and listen!

New Book Cover Day!

I’ve just finished a big update over on my official website, adding cover images for three of my upcoming books. Here they are, in publication order:



(November 1, 2011)


(November 29, 2011)



(March 27, 2012)

Is that sweet or what? CGI master Doug Drexler has outdone himself again, and I’m in his debt. Want to be even more impressed? I’m told this might not even be the final cover. That’s right; the final cover might be even more awesome than this.

Boo-yah. That’s why Doug Drexler is The Man.