Today I am participating in a book tour featuring Dan Antion’s book, Knuckleheads.
Two years ago, Dan was featured in a mini interview (here) at Priorhouse Blog. My husband and I visited the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area and it was fun to have Dan share about some of the areas we had seen.
So thank you, Dan, for saying yes to that mini interview back in 2020.
Dan: It was my pleasure and now I am honored to be back here to introduce my debut novel, Knuckleheads, which is the first book in the Dreamer’s Alliance Series.
It just so happens that the Knuckleheads book brings us to Pittsburgh – in setting for the series and with the book cover.
The cover photo was taken from the deck of the Gateway Clipper, as it’s about to pass under the Fort. Pitt bridge. The Fort Pitt bridge crosses the Monongahela River near “The Point,” where the Monongahela and the Allegheny Rivers merge to form the Ohio River.
Pittsburgh, PA is a river city and the rivers factor into all three books in the series. Although I haven’t lived in Pittsburgh in forty years, it remains the city in which I am most comfortable.
Priorhouse: The choice to make Pittsburgh, PA the setting for your series seems like a good idea. I liked that the book cover has that black and gold – which gives us the colors of the city!
And how interesting that the debut novel is the start of a three-part series.
Dan: Yes – all three books will be released this year. The first book is this month, June 2022. The second book will be released in late August 2022 and the third book will follow in November 2022. The details will be updated on my blog at this page: https://nofacilities.com/my-books/
Priorhouse: Can you give us the SERIES overview?
Dan: The Dreamer’s Alliance Series chronicles the challenges and dangers faced by two men who have been gifted with paranormal abilities. From their struggles to understand and control these powers through their battle with the attempts of corrupt authorities to exploit them.
Priorhouse: Can you tell us about the FIRST book?
Dan: Yes, here are a few details:
- Knuckleheads depicts the story of two boys who struggle to understand and control their paranormal powers that begin to emerge in fourth grade.
- Knuckleheads is a childhood story, which is told by the recently retired Zach Amstead to his adult daughter, Abbie.
- Abbie interrupts to ask questions, which allows the study to unfold.
In the book, these interruptions are identified by special font and paragraph settings, which makes it easy to follow along with the adventure.
- If folks like speculative fiction with a bit of snark, then they will likely enjoy this book.
To order Knuckleheads:
Dan: Thanks again, Yvette, for the opportunity to talk a little bit about this book.
Priorhouse: I am glad to help share about the book, Dan. And as noted through our emails, I am personally NOT into the paranormal genre (because “some” of it conflicts with my religious and spiritual beliefs) – but I also know that fiction can have many flavors and some people enjoy writing and reading about this topic. So I do wish you all the best with this series.
Dan Antion’s Author Page:
Dan Antion was born outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He grew up and attended college in the area around western Pennsylvania. Dan has written and published the popular No Facilities blog since 2011. A lifelong interest in writing became a reality after he retired from a successful 42-year-long career in information management.
Knuckleheads, published in June 2022, is the first book in the Dreamer’s Alliance Series. This story introduces the main characters in this series, in which the next two books will follow in late summer and early winter 2022.
Dan lives in Connecticut with his wife, a few pets, and all the wildlife they can feed.
- Thanks for checking out this post. Have you ever visited Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania?
- Did you already hear about Dan’s book?
- Are you reading anything interesting this month?
- For those that read Bleak House with us, the final update post will be coming next week. Trent’s Master Post is HERE, my A to Z is here, and RR’s post is here
***Update 6-20-2022 ***
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