I wanted to let you know the good news - my 2008 book, The Uprising, was nominated for an "Audie" - the publishing industry's most prestigious set of awards for best audiobooks of the year. You can download the audiobook at Audible.com or order the CD at this link:
As I was writing The Uprising, a lot of you emailed me and encouraged me to make sure the book was produced as an audio format, and I subsequently pushed my publisher to make sure that happened. I'm glad I did.
I can tell you, it would have been far easier for me - and given my agent and editor far less heartburn - if I had decided to write The Uprising as just an expository analysis of populism. But I really wanted to do a narrative book - and the award nomination is a small recognition that it may have been worth it. I certainly hope it is for readers, though I'll also add that I'm my own toughest critic, and think I still have a long way to go to hone my craft.
If you haven't already, I hope you'll consider picking up a copy of The Uprising - or maybe even the Audie-nominated audiobook. I think you'll find its subject more relevant than ever - and more than anything, I hope you find the narrative story to be a fun read.