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The Press Democrat is Santa Rosa's local newspaper. Although it's a smaller paper than in larger metropolitan areas, they really stepped up their game around the Tubbs Fire, and were honored to win a Pulitzer based on their coverage of that disaster. After weeks of pestering them to try and get some coverage for Pointe Patrol, I was surprised when one of their journalists reached out independently. It turns out that she was browsing through the books at the local...

I'll be visiting Copperfield's in Santa Rosa on May 17th to give a talk about Pointe Patrol. I plan to share some slides, tell a few stories, and invite the audience to ask questions as well as share their own stories about what they went through during the Tubbs Fire. Pointe Patrol is a book that tells the story about what our neighborhood went through during the Tubbs Fire in October, 2017: "On October 9, 2017, California suffered one of the most...

I'm running two promotions next week, one for Killing Adam, and another for Pointe Patrol. As part of those promotions, both of the ebooks will be discounted to $0.99 on Amazon! If you're interested in picking up a copy for a huge discount, now is a great time to do so. Here are the links: https://www.amazon.com/Killing-Adam-Earik-Beann-ebook/dp/B07HZ76PL8/ https://www.amazon.com/Pointe-Patrol-neighborhood-destructive-Californias-ebook/dp/B07K6X3JFQ/...

The Protagonist Speaks is a website that interviews characters from people's favorite books. They just published an interview of Adam from Killing Adam! Check it out here: https://theprotagonistspeaks.com/2019/02/21/adam-of-killing-adam-by-earik-beann/...

Hi everyone, I was interviewed about Pointe Patrol by Marissa Frosch of Amphibian Press. We had a lot of fun talking about the book and covered a wide range of subjects including: the fires, Santa Rosa's issues with their telephone evacuation system, looters, and everyone's favorite member of the team, Oscar! Marissa has posted the interview on YouTube and you can check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHK4K0ZaJMI  ...

The North Bay Bohemian just published a great review of Pointe Patrol. Jonah Raskin writes, "[Beann] pays homage to the firefighters and police officers heralded as first responders, and also shows ordinary folks playing heroic roles during the transformation of Fountaingrove from a quiet suburban neighborhood to a no man's land and war zone." Check out the full article here: https://www.bohemian.com/northbay/hot-shot/Content?oid=8125275 . I think I'm going to have to go out and get about thirty of these for posterity! LOL...

I was invited to the Pat Kerrigan Show on KSRO to discuss writing Pointe Patrol. Pat and I covered all sorts of things, including: what it was like to sneak back into the mandatory evacuation zone dealing with the looter situation, and how we came to grips with all the different kinds of looters that we encountered, from "basic" looters with ski masks to more advanced looters who wore elaborate disguises what it felt like to bond with the neighbors...

Killing Adam just received its first editorial review from Indie Reader. Christina Salat gave it 4.5 stars, and the "IR Approved" award. "KILLING ADAM by Earik Beann is gripping, intricately plotted and philosophically potent science fiction novel in which the most powerfully developed intellect might still be subject to destructive delusions that may very well wind up destroying all humans hold dear." To read the entire review, click here: https://indiereader.com/2018/11/killing-adam/...

The sky is hazy today, and there is a heavy smell of smoke that is getting worse by the hour. As I stepped outside, I was greeted by that all-too-familiar smell, and was met with swirling pieces of white ash. There's a fire in Butte County, and the smoke has been pushed down into Sonoma by the wind. As I took a moment to stand alone in the street before getting into my car, I had a flashback to what...

One of the things that has become very obvious to me in my journey as an author is how difficult it is to get a 100% clean manuscript when it comes to typos and grammar errors. I read through Killing Adam at least 10 times on my own, my editor did two passes, and then her proofreading partner did a pass. But even with all three of us working on it, there were a handful of typos that made it...