THANK YOU to all friends of The March of the 18th, which was nominated as a 2013 Georgia Author of the Year, First Novel category… We didn’t win, but the notice is appreciated!

 

“The March of the Orphans
and the Battle of Stones River”

Compelling New Xulon Historical Novel Supports Veterans

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Horgan enlightens readers with a remarkable footnote in history.

The March of the Orphans – And The Battle of Stones River

All Kentucky regiments who fought for the confederacy were known as “orphans”

 

Roswell, GA (PRWEB)August 12, 2015

Within the pages of Kevin Horgan’s new book, The March of the Orphans, ($15.99, paperback, 9781498441858; $7.99, e-book, 9781498441865) readers will learn about one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War: the Battle of Stones River. This battle was almost fought to a draw, except for the arrogance of General Braxton Bragg, CSA, who forced one last rebel attack ¬– the Confederates were routed by a superior Union Army on January 2, 1863. The lead element of this ill-fated attack was the “Orphan Brigade” of Kentucky, led by former vice president of the United States, Major General John Breckinridge.

“All Kentucky regiments who fought for the confederacy were known as “orphans,” as both the USA and CSA had a star on its respective flag claiming the allegiance of the state,” states the author. “This historical novel traces the movement of one such regiment, from the eyes of a small unit of Rebels, orphans in every respect.”

Kevin Horgan is a former USMC infantry officer, serving from 1979 to 1984. His first novel, The March of the 18th, was nominated as a Georgia Author of the Year in the First Novel category. He is generously donating half of all royalties to charities for wounded veterans.

Xulon Press, a division of Salem Communications, is the world’s largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 12,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order The March of the Orphans through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through xulonpress.com/bookstore, amazon.com, and barnesandnoble.com.

Media Contact: Kevin Horgan
Email: kevin(at)kevinhorganbooks(dot)com
Website: http://www.kevinhorganbooks.com

Kevin Horgan with Raeanna Duck, former Army medic, supporting the Kennesaw State University Veterans outreach at Barnes & Noble Prado Marietta, GA on April 16th, 2016.

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Coming Events

2017 Book Signings

Saturday, December 16th, at the Barnes & Noble Perimeter Mall, Atlanta
from 11:00am to 4:00pm

Saturday, April 8th, at the Barnes & Noble Perimeter Mall, Atlanta
from 11:00am to 4:00pm

Saturday, April 29th, at the Barnes & Noble Prado Town Center, Marietta
from 11:00am to 4:00pm

 

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2016 Book Signings

MARCH 12th, Saturday, the Dahlonega Literary Festival.  It’s a huge annual event and my second appearance there.

My first signing of the spring season is this Saturday, April 16th, at the Barnes & Noble Town Center Prado on 50 Barrett Parkway, Marietta, GA… I’ll be there by 1100, and will stay ’til I sell out!
Remember that I give half my royalties to some awesome veteran charities. As an additional incentive this weekend, the Barnes & Noble bookstore management is giving ten percent of its sales to those who mention “KSU Veterans” with their purchases at checkout! That ten percent of sales will be going to the Kennesaw State University Veteran & Military Services!
Man, I love Barnes & Noble! 
Sold 32 books on Saturday at the Barnes & Noble Prado Marietta… another tremendous day with the friendly and hard-working team at B&N!   Twenty one The March of the Orphans and twelve of The March of the 18th!

APRIL 16, Saturday, Barnes & Noble Prado Marietta, GA 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, book signing. SOLD OUT

APRIL 30, Saturday, Barnes & Noble  Mall of Georgia – Buford, GA 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, book signing. SOLD OUT

MAY 14, Saturday, Barnes & Noble Cumberland Cobb Galleria, Marietta, GA 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, book signing. SOLD OUT

JUNE 11, SaturdayBarnes & Noble Perimeter Mall, Atlanta, GA  11:00 am to 4:00 pm, book signing. SOLD OUT

JUNE 18, Saturday, Barnes & Noble Northpoint Mall Alpharetta, GA 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, book signing. SOLD OUT

June 23rd Thursday,  Barrington Hall talk to the Sons of Union Veterans at 7:00 pm

July 27th Wednesday,  Barrington Hall History talk at 7:00 pm

JULY 30th, Saturday, Barnes & Noble Northpoint Mall Alpharetta, GA 10:00 am to 3:00 pm book signing.  SOLD OUT

END OF YEAR 2016 BOOK SIGNINGS

November 12th, Saturday, Barnes & Noble Cumberland Cobb Galleria, Marietta, GA 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, book signing.25 SOLD

November 19th, Saturday, Barnes & Noble Prado Marietta, GA 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, book signing. 25 SOLD 

December 3rd, SaturdayBarnes & Noble Perimeter Mall, Atlanta, GA  11:00 am to 4:00 pm, book signing.  50 SOLD 

December 10th, Saturday, Barnes & Noble Cumming, GA 10:00 am to 3:00 pm book signing.  65 SOLD

December 17th, Saturday, Barnes & Noble Northpoint Mall Alpharetta, GA 10:00 am to 3:00 pm book signing.  84 SOLD 

 

 

 

Barnes & Noble Book Signings for 2015

The March of the Orphans:

Sat August 15, Prado – Marietta, GA 
SOLD OUT today at B&N Prado Marietta… thirty of “Orphans” and another five of “M18.”  Thanks to the B&N staff, and my new friends and readers!

Sat  August 22, 11 am – 4 pm  Mall of Georgia – Buford, GA

Sat  September 5, 11 am – 4 pm  Northpoint – Alpharetta, GA

Sat  September 12, 11 am – 4 pm  Perimeter Mall – Sandy Springs, GA

Sat  September 26, 11 am – 4 pm  Forsyth Barnes & Noble – Cumming, GA

Sun  October 18, 2 pm – 5 pm  Hamilton Place – Chattanooga, TN  
Thanks for another great weekend! On Sunday I did a book signing at the Chattanooga Barnes & Noble, Hamilton Place, and SOLD OUT there, too!  It was a long day with a light crowd:  Ben Carson had been there a week before to sign his book, so I guess people needed a break from the mall… but the B&N crew on hand, especially “Kat,” was most helpful and accommodating!

Sat  October 24, 11 am – 4 pm  Arboretum – Charlotte, NC

Sun  October 25, 11 am – 4 pm  Haywood Mall – Greenville, SC

Sat November 7th, 4 pm Hiram Bookstore, Hiram, GA 

Sat November 21, 11 am – 4 pm B&N Town Center Prado, Marietta, GA

Sat December 5, 11 am – 4 pm B&N Collection at Forsyth, Cumming, GA 

Sat December 12, 11 am – 4 pm B&N Perimeter,  Atlanta, GA

Sat December 19, 11 am – 4 pm B&N North Point Mall, Alpharetta, GA

Other

Sat  October 17, 10 am – 4 pm  STONES RIVER BATTLEFIELD
Murfreesboro, TN 

We had a beautiful Saturday at the Stones River Battlefield in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.  The Park Service team had a great deal of activities for everyone, from a bus of high school students, to pilgrims visiting from all points between California and Vermont, and one couple who lived less than 10 miles away for over 15 years and had never been there!

Ranger Jim Lewis had a musket firing demonstration and several re-enactors performed a firing and skirmishing drill that was pitch perfect.  A splendid day for Civil War history buffs!

(And they bought a ton of books, too!)  A big thanks to manager Lisa Barrett for making the day happen for me.

 

Kevin Horgan pays tribute to Veterans!

by Susan Larson
Senior News, Serving ATLANTA and Suburban Areas
http://www.seniornewsga.com/NewspapersSN/Atlanta/2015/AtlantaSeniorNewsNOV15.pdf

Kevin Horgan with bestselling author Karen White, at the Barnes & Noble Alpharetta on Saturday, June 18, 2016.

New Xulon Title Charitably Gives Back to Those Who Gave it All

Horgan highlights the invaluable sacrifices of U.S. Civil War heroes
MAITLAND, FL June 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ – Kevin Horgan’s new book, The March of the 18th, A Story of Crippled Heroes in the Civil War ($15.49 paperback 978-1-62697-140-0) is a historical novel that embraces the true movements of the 18th Veterans’  Reserve Corp. The author focuses on vividly showing the struggle of soldiers, whose sacrifice of limbs and independence made their continued service more profound and meaningful.

“This book will inspire all and pay tribute to our wounded veterans, past and present, “states the author. I believe the invalid soldier is a living monument to our freedom, and the true events of the 18th Veterans’ Reserve Corps will spark a greater interest in Civil War history.”

KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN

 

Fully funded February 15th, 2015

Photo from Dec. 19, 2015     Barnes & Noble Northpoint Mall, Alpharetta.  Jaren Lee and his dad were my first customers that day, and we sold over 100 books there!

Book Signings

Book Signings this year for The March of the 18th:

Saturday January 17, 2015
Hamilton Place, Chattanooga TN  Sold 30!

Saturday February 7, 2015
Mountain View Library, Marietta, GA

Previous Book Signings in 2014 for The March of the 18th:

Saturday March 22, 2014
Barnes & Noble, 50 Barrett Parkway, Marietta, Georgia :  SOLD 55 !

Saturday April 5, 2014
Barnes & Noble, 2952 Cobb Parkway, Atlanta :  SOLD OUT!

Saturday May 3, 2014
Barnes & Noble, 2952 Cobb Parkway AGAIN: a little slow… 21 of 24 ordered.

Sunday May 4, 2014
Lecture, Roswell Library, 40 people in attendance…

Saturday May 17, 2014
Barnes & Noble, 4801 Bethesda Ave, Bethesda, MD…   SOLD OUT

Sunday May 18, 2014
Barnes & Noble, Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA …  42 of 48 ordered

Thursday May 22, 2014
Barnes & Noble, Palisades Mall 4th floor, West Nyack, NY ….  SOLD OUT

Saturday June 7, 2014
Barnes & Noble, Mall of Georgia, Buford, GA … SOLD OUT

Saturday June 14, 2014
Barnes & Noble, Cumming, GA   SOLD over 75

Friday July 18, 2014
Barnes & Noble Alpharetta, GA …  Slow night, sold 15

Saturday  July 19, 2014
Barnes & Noble Cumming, GA …   SOLD OUT

Saturday August 16, 2014
Sons of Union Veterans Encampment, Marietta, GA Sold 10% of the crowd!

Saturday August 23, 2014
American Legion Annual Convention, Charlotte, SOLD 70

Saturday September 6, 2014
Barnes & Noble Prado Marietta, GA … SOLD OUT

Wednesday September 17, 2014
Barrington Hall in Roswell, GA … great reception and turnout!

Saturday September 20, 2014
Barnes & Noble Northpoint  Alpharetta, GA … SOLD OUT

Saturday October 25, 2014
Woodruff Rd, Greenville, SC … Good Day!

Sunday October 26, 2014
Haywood Mall, Greenville, SC  … SOLD OUT

Saturday November 8, 2014
Hamilton Place, Chattanooga, TN … Great Day, Great Reception!

Saturday December 6, 2014
Barnes & Noble, Perimeter Mall Atlanta, GA … SOLD OUT

Saturday December 13, 2014
Barnes & Noble, Barrett Pkwy, Marietta, GA … SOLD OUT

Saturday December 20, 2014
Barnes & Noble, Cumming, Georgia, 87 sold!

The author and SSgt Lisa Bieler, commander of US Army recruiting in Roswell, GA, at the first Barnes & Noble book signing, June 2013.