We're now starting to plan the marketing and PR campaign, and so far it's been pretty fun.
We've gotten two fantastic cover blurbs. The first one is from Leslie Kean, author of UFOs: Generals, Pilots and Government Officials Go on the Record and the new Surviving Death:
"Mark O'Connell's compelling biography of lone wolf Air Force investigator J. Allen Hynek is a testimony to the complex nature of belief and its effect on the human condition."We've also got this from Jim Marrs, author of Alien Agenda and Our Occulted History:
"No serious study of the UFO phenomenon could be complete without a look at the life of Dr. J. Allen Hynek. Mark O’Connell has done a masterful job of interweaving the life of this scientist, star-gazer, space pioneer and dreamer with an engaging encapsulation of the UFO phenomenon. This work is not to be missed."So far, we've got two book signing events scheduled at local independent book stores:
|Is this what our first alien contact will be like? I sure hope so.|
Boswell Book Company
2559 N. Downer Ave.
Wednesday, June 14, 7:00 to 8:00 PM
The Book Cellar
4736 N. Lincoln Ave.
Thursday, June 15, 7:00 to 8:00 PM
(Of course you can pre-order The Close Encounters Man now at Amazon)
But the really big news is that I'm going to be on Coast to Coast AM on the night of Sunday, June 18, from midnight to 2 AM Central Time (okay, technically, that makes it Monday, June 19th, but you know what I mean).
Plan ahead! Go here to find out where to listen to Coast to Coast AM! Or you can listen in on Channel 102 on Sirius XM Radio!