Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Lancer's China Adventure

No, Lancer is not going to China, he's still in the West in the latest book, "The Santa Fe Affair."

Lancer's challenge in the third novel in the series "Lancer; Hero of the West" is to rescue a little boy and his father from the likes of former KKK members who run a small town in New Mexico. The pivot here is the little boy's mother was the daughter of a Chinese war lord and a Santa Fe rancher. The mother died in child birth.

Since the Klan doesn't like any ethnicity, and was particularly violent during it's early days, the little boy and his father are in real danger. Lancer is summoned. Throw in the fact the Chinese war lord is coming to America with a small army to regain his grandson, you have an international adventure where Lancer must sort things out.

The Santa Fe Affair actually takes place mostly in the town of El Macho. El Macho was a real place along the Pecos River about 14 miles from present day Santa Fe. We did take some historical license with the city. We searched graveyard records for names and brought in some legendary figures as we always do.

Two of the characters who play smaller parts were borrowed from other fiction, with credit, and honor as we really loved these characters. The cover of the book has some historical significance as well. Two local stores in the San Fernando Valley were nice enough to let us photograph some of their hardware which fit the theme of the book. We also gave them credit in the beginning.

We hope you enjoy this latest adventure of Lancer: Hero of the West and we look forward to the next adventure; The El Paso Affair.

Don't forget to join us at the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival April 22-23. I'll be in the Buckeroo Bookstore selling and signing my books along with other authors from 1:30 to closing each day. C'mon out, enjoy some cowboy coffee and the best peach cobbler you've ever eaten. You'll need to stand in a long line for that though.

You can purchase paperbacks either on-line or at my website www.bobbrillbooks.com.

You can also buy it on-line in the Kindle download version by clicking here.


Saturday, April 1, 2017

The Santa Fe Affair is "LIVE"

We are "LIVE" with the latest Lancer; Hero of the West novel called "the Santa Fe Affair," in which Lancer takes on injustice at every level.


You can pick up a copy on Amazon at this link or you can purchase from my own website which is www.bobbrillbooks.com

Stay tuned for more.

I will also be signing books at the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival in Santa Clarita at Hart Park in old Newhall on April 22-23 and will be there about 1:30pm each day. C'mon out and enjoy the fun. More to come.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

New Lancer; Hero of the West book coming next month

Finally, heh?

I've had several readers ask when is the next installment in the "Lancer; Hero of the West" novel series coming and the answer is before the end of April. I promised I'd have the new book out before the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival April 22-23. The book is in final editing now and the cover has been approved as well as the back cover so we're off and running.

I should have the final edits in place by the second week in April if not sooner and the on-line version will be available immediately after that. The soft cover or paperback versions will be available within 10 days, but definitely in time for the Santa Clarita event.

At that event, I will be there both of the afternoons starting about 1:30 after getting off work at KNX at noon. The drive to Santa Clarita and Hart Pack, traffic permitting, usually takes about an hour. I'll have the previous two books as well as the new one and for those interested I'll have copies of "Tales of My Baseball Youth" as well.

All books will be $10 at the event and for those desiring all three of the Lancer novels, I will offer a special onsite promotion of the three book trilogy for $25. This will be limited because I will have only a limited number of books to sell.

For those not going to the event, if you would like to pre-order a paperback from me, just send me an email to brillpro@gmail.com. This will give me an idea of how many books to have on hand. It is helpful. Thank you in advance.

The third Lancer book, "The Santa Fe Affair" really takes Lancer on his normal course but is much more. Lancer tackles a great deal of social injustice in this book from all corners of the world. I think you will find it interesting. The book is a little bit shorter than the previous Lancer books as well.

Hope you enjoy it!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

BASEBALL TRIVIA #4


Baseball Trivia #4

In 1888, he led the league with a 35–12 record, 1.74 ERA and 335K's winning 19 straight games. Who was he?

1. Tim Keefe
2.Cy Young
3.Pete Alexander
4. Christy Mathewson

Answer: 1 Tim Keefe who won 342 games in his career and was known for pitching both sides of a double header. In 1964 he was elected to the Hall of Fame.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

BASEBALL TRIVIA #3

BASEBALL TRIVIA #3


While I am hard at work on the next Lancer book "The Santa Fe Affair" the 2017 baseball season is fast approaching. Spring Training is here and here is the next baseball trivia question.

My hope is to put a new baseball trivia question up each day on Twitter and Facebook with the answer provided here. No points, not prizes but just a lot of fun. Come back daily for a new answer to the posted question. Thanx for joining me and have fun...

Trivia question #3



He never won more than 8 games and finished 30-52 pitching for 8 teams but what was Sleepy Bill Burns was better known for?

a. 2 no-hitters
b. Black Sox Scandal
c. 3 Wild pitches in inning
d. ran bases backwards

The answer:A key figure in the 1919 Black Sox Scandal it was Burns, probably under the direction of gambler Arnold Rothstein, who offered players money to throw the World Series.

Monday, February 27, 2017

BASEBALL TRIVIA POST 2

NEW TRIVIA POST BASEBALL #2

While I am hard at work on the next Lancer book "The Santa Fe Affair" the 2017 baseball season is fast approaching. Spring Training is here and here is the next baseball trivia question.

My hope is to put a new baseball trivia question up each day on Twitter and Facebook with the answer provided here. No points, not prizes but just a lot of fun. Come back daily for a new answer to the posted question. Thanx for joining me and have fun...

Trivia question #2

Name the Oscar won for the 1943 film Pride of the Yankees.

a. Best Picture
b. Best Actor
c. Best Script
d. Film Editing

The answer: Best Film Editing. The film, the story of NY Yankee great Lou Gehrig's life, was nominated for 10 Oscars including Best Picture and Best Actor/Actress, Screenplay and several others but NOT Best Director. The acting nominations were for Gary Cooper and Teresa Wright. Sadly it only took home ONE Academy Award but remains a fan favorite on many levels.

Friday, February 24, 2017

NEW TRIVIA POST BASEBALL #1

As the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival nears in late April and I'm working on two projects including the next Lancer book "The Santa Fe Affair" I am getting excited about the 2017 Major League Baseball season. In hoping to see my Pittsburgh Pirates go to the World Series it's back to trivia time.

My hope is to put a new baseball trivia question up each day on Twitter and Facebook with the answer provided here. No points, not prizes but just a lot of fun. Come back daily for a new answer to the posted question. Thanx for joining me and have fun...

Trivia question #1

When Bill Mazeroski hit his 9th inning home run in Game 7 of the 1960 World Series to beat the Yankees, what was the pitch count?

a. 3-2
b. 3-0
c. 1-0
d. 2-2

The answer: 1-0. The first pitch from Ralph Terry was a ball, The second pitch was a belt high fastball which Maz hammered over the head of Yogi Berra in left and over the score board at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh.