HI, all. I'm the author of Set the Night on Fire. I won't interfere in the discussion -- I just wanted to introduce myself and the book.
THere is an enormous amount of information on the Kindle page as well as the other pages on Amazon, including an essay about why I chose to write about this topic. On my website (as well as the Amazon pages) you'll find reviews, a book trailer that features actual footage from the 1968 Democratic Convention, and sample pages. I hope you'll take a look:
STNOF turned out to be a very personal journey for me. I have always had unresolved feelings about the era, and I think I was working them out subconsciously by writing the story. But I don't want to mislead you -- this is primarily a thriller that takes place mostly in the present. The middle section, however, does go back to the past. If you remember what it was like, or your parents do, I think you'll find it interesting.
BTw, it doesn't matter what side of the political fence you're on. In fact, one of the reviews I cherish most is Sam Sattler's (on Amazon) who thought the radicals of the time were "ridiculous". He went on to say the book made him uncomfortable because I got it right.
By the way CJ, I have read your first two Randy Black series... Thanks for making them affordable and a great read. Look forward to reading the rest. And, may i say i think its great to give other authors a voice too... A great idea OXO lisa.
CJ, what a terrific idea for a discussion group. Thank you very much for giving us a chance to talk about a book on a monthly basis. I'm happy the first book is SET THE NIGHT ON FIRE because I really enjoyed it. It's great conversation material, and I'm looking forward to talking about it on February 15th. See you all here then!
It's great to see some returning faces and some new ones. I'm enjoying the book and I'm looking forward to a discussion with you all in two short weeks. I'm looking forward to getting to know you then.
Hi CJ. This is Mike O'Mary, owner of book publisher Dream of Things, and a big fan of Libby's. I'd like to participate in the discussion beginning 2/15. I have been working with Libby on a couple of anthologies to be published by Dream of Things in 2011/2012. She is a very talented writer and editor, and I'm really looking forward to the discussion. -Mike O'Mary, Dream of Things, email@example.com