Hulagu’s Web – The Presidential Pursuit of Senator Katherine Laforge
Denton, TX (Vocus) April 14, 2010
Author David Hearne will help raise funds for the “Denton County Fallen Soldiers Memorial” during his appearance at the North Texas Book Festival, held Saturday, April 17, 2010 at the Denton Civic Center. Hearne’s politically controversial novel “Hulagu’s Web – The Presidential Pursuit of Senator Katherine Laforge” will be available for purchase to festivalgoers. Proceeds from the book sales will help sustain The Fallen Soldiers of Denton County tribute which memorializes those fallen heroes from the Iraq and Afghanistan theater (Desert Storm/Desert Shield and Operation Enduring Freedom). The Texas Senate and the 66th Congress of the United States acknowledge the Memorial.
At 2:30 pm, David Hearne will also be hosting a panel of authors who will be talking about the art of writing. The Panel will consist of David Hearne, Lena Nelson Dooley, President DFW Ready Writers, Julian Haber author of “Blood Avenger,” and Elaine Littau, recipient of the 2008 Best Christian Historical Fiction honor by ChristianStoryTeller.com. In addition to hosting the panel, author David Hearne will be giving a short talk on how writing novels can effect change in our society through the use of the written word. Hearne said, “I will be talking about how novelists can hide behind their fictional characters as closet activists. Difficult social problems can be introduced in fiction through the lives of its characters to help arouse empathy in readers for opposing sides of important issues.”
David Hearne’s novel, Hulagu’s Web – The Presidential Pursuit of Senator Katherine Laforge tells a story about a Texas Senator that is targeted for assassination by numerous adversaries because she is seriously attempting to make changes to the political landscape. Some even feel she is a clear and present danger to the age-old bastion of men at the helm of the United States. Book reviewer Kristine Morris of ForewordMagazine.com described David Hearne’s book, “Hulagu’s Web-The Presidential Pursuit of Senator Katherine Laforge", as "a ripping good political thriller.” She went on to say, “Under the guise of entertainment, Hearne investigates issues of importance, including the motivation behind Islamic terrorism, the corruption of American politics – including the buying of congress by oil interests, the attitude toward women in positions of power, and the deliberate bungling of efforts to move the country to green energy."
Monty Slough, representing the Denton County Fallen Soldiers Memorial, will be present with David Hearne in his booth. Hearne said, “Veteran Monty Slough and I hope that residents of Denton will take the time to visit us at the North Texas Book Festival. We need your help to support The Fallen Soldiers of Denton County Memorial. And while you are helping a great local cause, you get a great novel that salutes the military men who put their lives on the line so the rest of us can take life for granted. In my novel, I salute the military men and women and hope my portrayal of their life in the Iraq war does them justice.”
Hearne continued, “We hope to see many of the visitors to the North Texas Book Festival and bring to them an awareness of the great Denton County men and women who have given their lives for all Americans.”
The North Texas Book Festival will be held at the Denton Civic Center in downtown Denton and the event will take place from 9 AM – 4 PM on April 17, 2010. It is the biggest Book Festival ever for Denton. Former Dallas Cowboy Drew Pearson will also be at the festival at about 1 pm to sign copies of his book, “Remembering Texas Stadium” co-authored by Frank Luksa of the Dallas Morning News.
Author David Hearne currently lives in Lumberton, TX with his wife and daughter. He is the author of numerous magazine articles and a previous non-fiction book. His new novel titled “The Christmas Special” will be released in the fall. His current novel, Hulagu’s Web – The Presidential Pursuit of Senator Katherine Laforge” will be available at the festival but is always available at Amazon.com.
Monty Slough, a Viet Nam Combat Veteran represents the Denton County Fallen Soldiers Memorial. He is a resident of Denton County actively involved in assuring that another generation of Soldiers will not be forgotten and that their families will feel the gratitude of their community for the ultimate sacrifices their love ones made. The Memorial was built in October of 2007 in tribute to the fallen Heroes of Denton county.
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