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Oath of Office: Now on Paperback

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012
Oath of Office

Oath of Office is now for sale on paperback.

Hi gang, happy to announce that OATH OF OFFICE, my 17th thriller and the first book in the Lou Welcome series, is now on paperback.

In it, Lou is called to unravel a horrifying incident involving his client, Dr. John Meacham. Meacham, who recently had his medical license restored, goes on a shooting spree at his office and kills his business partner, staff, two patients and himself.

Lou knew that Meacham was an excellent doctor, and after hearing about the incident is in shock like everyone else. When Lou looks further into matters, the terrifying evidence he finds takes him down a path to an unspeakable conspiracy that leads directly to the White House.

At the heart of the terror in OATH OF OFFICE is corn modified with the genes of a flesh-eating termite known as Macrotermes bellicosus.  Although the book is a work of fiction, it brings to light the substantial impact that genetic modification, corporate farming and shoddy labeling can have on our food system.

Order your copy today or pick one up wherever books are sold. Have a Happy New Year.

The First Patient- $2.99 on eBook (Limited Time Only)

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

The First Patient

Hi Gang and Happy Thanksgiving.

I’m excited to tell you that my book The First Patient is for sale for $2.99 on eBook for the next month or so. This is the one that got Bill Clinton’s nod of approval.  It’s a great read—especially after recovering from a big dinner with family and friends.  The first few chapters of Political Suicide (my 18th thriller, out December 11, 2012) are included at the end.

Download your copy today.

Hope you enjoy it. Wishing well as the holiday season gets underway.

Warm regards,

Michael

My original short story, On Call, out next week

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

On Call Michael PalmerWarm regards from the North Coast of Boston. I hope that your fall has gotten off to a good start. As I write this letter I’m in the midst packing for a 16 day trip to the Amazon rainforest and the Galapagos Islands. I’m looking forward to the adventure and the chance to separate myself from my writing for a short while.

For book news, I’m happy to announce that my original short story On Call is available in e-book format for $1.99 in less than a week (10/16/2012).  In the story, Lou Welcome of Oath of Office (2012) and Political Suicide (2013); and Gabe Singleton of The First Patient (2008) begin their medical residency at Eisenhower Memorial Hospital. Before long, they learn that the chief medical resident has been murdered in the on-call room known as the Love Shack, and Lou is the prime suspect.  As they look into matters, the two friends discover that the circumstances behind this tragedy aren’t exactly like they seem.  I encourage you pre-order your copy today. As an added bonus, On Call also comes with a sneak preview to my 18th medical and political thriller, Political Suicide–out in January 2013.

Thanks again and happy reading,

Michael Palmer

NO REST FOR THE DEAD- now on paperback

Monday, July 16th, 2012

Hi gang,

I hope that you have all been enjoying the warm weather. As for me, I’ve been working away at my 18th medical thriller, POLITICAL SUICIDE and spending some time in New Hampshire with my family. No Rest for the Dead Paperback

The book news for this month is that NO REST FOR THE DEAD, a collaborative novel (known as a “serial” in the book world) that I contributed to is now available in paperback. I’ve been involved in projects like this before, where talented writers come together to write a story, but this experience was one of my favorites. All proceeds are donated to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  So far, the books’ sales have raised over $60,000.

Jeffery Deaver, Sandra Brown and David Baldacci are just a few of the notable authors who participated. I celebrated with all of the contributors last year Simon and Schuster Launch party last year.  It’s always great to get together with the writing community. Watch highlights from the evening in this video below and pick up a copy of the book.  As they sometimes say: two heads (or in this case, 26) are better than one. Watch the full video recap of the evening–it’s a lot of fun.

Warm regards,

Michael

Happy Audiobook Month

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

It’s hard to believe that June has arrived again—the month where authors, readers and publishers give audiobooks some (very deserved) special attention. I encourage you to get involved in the celebration.  Pick up an audio version of your favorite novel at your local bookstore or library or enter an audiobook giveaway.  Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter – follow and tweet the hashtag #JIAM (which stands for “June is audiobook month”).

I very much enjoy listening to audiobooks, and wish that I had more time to dedicate to the hobby. Almost all of my 17 books are available in an audio format–I’m very grateful for MacMillan Audio for making this possible. I always get a kick out of listening to my writing in spoken word.

You can listen to an excerpt of my latest medical and political thriller, OATH OF OFFICE, narrated by Robert Petkoff by clicking the link below. Stay tuned—I will be giving away copies of the audiobook on my Twitter and Facebook pages throughout this month.

Warm regards,
Michael


A pause for appreciation

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

I hope that you are all doing well and enjoying the first taste of summer. It’s been a busy and exciting few months for me. As many of you know, my 17th medical and political thriller OATH OF OFFICE made the New York Times bestseller list. With your support, I was able to donate a percentage of the pre-order book sales to The Food Project, an organization in my community that empowers youth and promotes sustainable agriculture.

Now that I have (a little) time to breathe, I wanted to express my appreciation for your encouragement and enthusiasm since the release of OoO. Your kind thoughts, emails, tweets, Facebook posts, and appearances at book events continue to keep me going.

Here are just a few of the reviewers and book bloggers, who that read OATH OF OFFICE and featured the book on their websites. I encourage you to visit these blogs for more reading recommendations, writing tips and book news. Again- I am grateful for all of those who reviewed the book- I could not fit everyone in this post, but hope to share more about those bloggers soon.

  • Random Jottings by Richard Mabry- Richard and I have quite a bit in common—he’s a former physician who loves to write. Richard is the author of Medical Error, published by Abington Press. Learn more about what Richard is up to and read our full conversation here.
  • The Dirty Lowdown by Robert Carraher - Richard is a thoughtful blogger and reviewer that you may have seen through the Amazon Vine program or on Seattle Pi. Richard shares some great insights on books, music and technology on his blog. You can find his review of OoO here.
  • Words N’ Wags by Jacqueline Carney- This mother, wife and writer blogs about her experiences in nature and her favorite books (including the recent bestseller Defending Jacob by William Landay). She shares her thoughts on OoO here.
  • A Busy Mom of Two- One of my favorite “mommy bloggers” who can’t seem to stop reading.  This year she reviewed OoO and Helpless (the second book by my son Daniel Palmer).  She also records her recipe ideas and special offers for cleaning supplies.
  • EMS Reviews Books by Ems – Ems is a passionate reader and writer. She was kind enough to review and run a giveaway for OoO. You can read the full post here.

These are just a few of the great reading and writing blogs that are out there.  Who do you turn to when you need a new book recommendation? Let me know by commenting below or by posting on my Twitter and Facebook pages.

Warm Regards,

Michael

OATH OF OFFICE makes the NYTimes Best-seller list

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

My son Daniel Palmer (HELPLESS) and I at a recent "Night of Thrills" event

Greetings to everyone from the North Coast of Boston. Now that March is upon us, we’ve gotten one of the first substantial snow storms in the New England area.  A strange winter indeed.

I’m happy to tell you that my newest medical/political thriller,  Oath of Office hit the New York Times Best Seller list for hardcover fiction at number 16 , and the USA Today Best-Seller list, which includes titles from all genres and printed in all formats, at number 71.

Thank you for your continued support and encouragement and for making this possible. I am so appreciative and grateful.

In other news, I will be spending the next few weeks on the road. I’m looking forward seeing writing friends and making new ones at book festivals in Tucson, Arizona; Ft. Myers, Florida and Easton, Connecticut. Take a look at the “events” page for the full schedule.

Warm regards,

Michael

OATH OF OFFICE: Now Available

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012
Book cover

My 17th medical/ political thriller "Oath of Office" is now in stores and online.

The day has finally arrived: My 17th medical/political thriller, OATH OF OFFICE is now available in stores and online in a hardcover and digital format. You can also purchase the audiobook, narrated by Robert Petkoff, and produced by Macmillan audio.

The Associated Press says: “[OATH OF OFFICE] will have readers fearful of doing something as simple as taking a bite of food.”

Thank you for your encouragement throughout the past few months—reading and sharing preview chapters, discussing the book’s themes and sending me nice notes on Facebook and Twitter.

Most of all, thank you for helping me to support The Food Project, an organization in my community in Eastern Massachusetts engaging youth in social and personal change through sustainable agriculture education. Thanks to you, I am donating a percentage of OoO’s pre-order sales to their efforts.

As promised, I will also call one person who participated in this initiative (and their book club) at a time that is mutually convenient.

The winner is: Vicki Whitacre.

Thanks again. Happy reading.

Valentine’s Day Contest Winners

Monday, February 13th, 2012

OATH OF OFFICE, my 17th novel, is out on Valentine's Day

It just so happens that the release date for OATH OF OFFICE (a terrifying and scary read) falls on Valentine’s Day this year. I couldn’t help thinking of all of the St. Valentine’s Days I’ve had, many of which I’ve made a mess of.  I invited readers to reminisce with me and post their most unforgettable Valentine’s Day experiences—romantic or devastating—on my Facebook Page. In exchange, I promised to choose one person to send a signed hardcover of OATH OF OFFICE to.

Thank you to all who opened their hearts to this exercise. It was a tough choice—so I decided to pick two people: Kimberly Beyer, for reminding us that love is not about expensive gifts and fancy dates; and Angela Johnson, for sharing her family’s tradition of honoring her late husband on February 14th—the same day as their anniversary.  You can read more stories on my Facebook page.

Once you’ve eaten all of the candy hearts your stomach can handle I encourage you to pick up a copy of OoO, for sale in hardcover and digital format in stores and online. The audio book is also available through MacMillan Audio, narrated by Robert Petkoff.

This lady wears her heart on her forehead.

Wishing you another memorable day tomorrow. Thank you for your continued support.

Michael

To label or not to label

Monday, January 16th, 2012

Last week, I started the Food For Thought discussion series on my Facebook page. I thought this would be fun exercise leading up to the release of my 17th medical and political thriller Oath of Office (2/14/2012). My inspiration for OoO first came after I watched Food, Inc, a documentary that highlights many of the unpleasant realities behind what we eat.   In an effort to keep the conversation going about important issues facing our food—I posed the first question:

Do consumers have the right to know if a food product has been genetically modified? Would you support GMO food labeling if it meant that the food prices increased 2%?

Lots of great thoughts came out of this exercise. Overall, most of you would like to know where your food is coming from and any details about how it was processed. You do value this information, and many of you (although not all) would be willing to pay a bit more for it. To learn more about this debate, I recommend that you listen to this interview on The Diane Rehm Show featuring Gardiner Harris of the New York Times, Thomas Rednick of the Global Environmental Ethics Counsel and Gary Hirshberg of Stonyfield Farm, Inc.

Again- I was taken away by your commitment to providing natural and healthy foods to your families.

I chose two notable contributors to send an advanced review copy of OoO to. This was an incredibly hard decision as you all had very thoughtful things to say. The winners this week are: Tim Burns and Vivian Lee Mahoney.

Help me to keep the conversation going by suggesting a discussion question on my Facebook page or by emailing me at michaelpalmerbooks@gmail.com . Stay tuned for the second Food for Thought question soon.

This week, I started the Food For Thought discussion series on my Facebook page. I thought this would be fun exercise leading up to the release of my 17th medical and political thriller Oath of Office (2/14/2012). My inspiration for OoO first came after I watched Food, Inc, a documentary that highlights many of the unpleasant realities behind what we eat.   In an effort to keep the conversation going about important issues facing our food—I posed the first question:

Do consumers have the right to know if a food product has been genetically modified? Would you support GMO food labeling if it meant that the food prices increased 2%?

Lots of great thoughts came out of this exercise. Overall, most of you would like to know where your food is coming from and any details about how it was processed. You do value this information, and many of you (although not all) would be willing to pay a bit more for it. To learn more about this debate, I recommend that you listen to this interview on The Diane Rehm Show featuring Gardiner Harris of the New York Times, Thomas Rednick of the Global Environmental Ethics Counsel and Gary Hirshberg of Stonyfield Farm, Inc.

Again- I was taken away by your commitment to providing natural and healthy foods to your families.

I chose two notable contributors to send an advanced review copy of OoO to. This was an incredibly hard decision as you all had very thoughtful things to say. The winners this week are: Tim Burns and Vivian Lee Mahoney.

Help me to keep the conversation going by suggesting a discussion question on my Facebook page or by emailing me at michaelpalmerbooks@gmail.com . Stay tuned for the second Food for Thought question next week.

Last week, I started the Food For Thought discussion series on my Facebook page. I thought this would be fun exercise leading up to the release of my 17th medical and political thriller Oath of Office (2/14/2012). My inspiration for OoO first came after I watched Food, Inc, a documentary that highlights many of the unpleasant realities behind what we eat.   In an effort to keep the conversation going about important issues facing our food—I posed the first question:

Do consumers have the right to know if a food product has been genetically modified? Would you support GMO food labeling if it meant that the food prices increased 2%?

Lots of great thoughts came out of this exercise. Overall, most of you would like to know where your food is coming from and any details about how it was processed. You do value this information, and many of you (although not all) would be willing to pay a bit more for it. To learn more about this debate, I recommend that you listen to this interview on The Diane Rehm Show featuring Gardiner Harris of the New York Times, Thomas Rednick of the Global Environmental Ethics Counsel and Gary Hirshberg of Stonyfield Farm, Inc.

Again- I was taken away by your commitment to providing natural and healthy foods to your families.

I chose two notable contributors to send an advanced review copy of OoO to. This was an incredibly hard decision as you all had very thoughtful things to say. The winners this week are: Tim Burns and Vivian Lee Mahoney.

Help me to keep the conversation going by suggesting a discussion question on my Facebook page or by emailing me at michaelpalmerbooks@gmail.com . Stay tuned for the second Food for Thought question soon.

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