Sunday, July 10, 2011

The Watchman of Ephraim - Gerard de Marigny

During the 1980’s and 1990’s, Gerard de Marigny was the lead guitarist for the rock band AMERICADE that sold many thousands of records all over the world. His band won the “Best New Video” award on MTV in1983, but a life-threatening illness (cancer, Hodgkin’s Lymphoma) and an epiphany of faith inspired him to focus on his lifelong ambition ... to bring to life righteous characters that would inspire others ... ultimately, to write novels.

In 2007, Gerard was awarded the prestigious Fischer Family Scholarship for the Arts from Penn State University, for a 5,000-word autobiographical work he was commissioned to write.

In January 2011, he completed his debut novel,
THE WATCHMAN OF EPHRAIM, a political thriller which is book one of his WATCHMAN OF EPHRAIM series. The sequel, SIGNS OF WAR is due to be released in September 2011.

Gerard de Marigny currently resides in the beautiful foothills surrounding Las Vegas, NV with his wife Lisa and their four sons. When he's not writing his novels, you'll find him bending an arm at a local pub with friends. You can also always reach him via
Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.  

Product description:
Title: _The Watchman of Ephraim_                             
Release Date: Original: January 21, 2011; 3rd Edition: July 01, 2011
Author: Gerard de Marigny
Published by: JarRyJorNo Publishing (
Pages: 273
Genre: Political Thriller, Terrorism, Counter-terrorism    
Cost: $24.95 (Hardcover); $14.99 (Trade Paperback); $2.99 (digital formats)
Availability: Available to bookstores everywhere and most online book retailers.

****This multi-genre thriller and series is dedicated to the families and friends of the victims of 9/11. ****

Q: What will e-readers like about your book?
g: _The Watchman of Ephraim_ is a powerful thriller about a man (Cris De Niro) who lost his life on 9/11 who through an epiphany of faith turns his rage into a passion for protecting the citizens of the U.S.A. He’s not a superhero but he is an extraordinary character - a self-made billionaire born and raised on the tough streets of Brooklyn, NY. I think e-readers will enjoy the tempo of the book as well as empathizing with and rooting for De Niro. It’ll definitely entertain my e-brothers and e-sistas! (grin)  

Q: Why did you go indie?
g: I decided to indie publish after reading three f-a-n-t-a-s-t-i-c blogs from the now-legendary “Selfpubber Sensei” Dean Wesley Smith – “Killing the Sacred Cows of Publishing”, “New World of Publishing”, and “Think Like a Publisher.” After a year of querying agents and writing proposals (almost 100) trying to sell a manuscript before _TWOE_ and getting nowhere, Sensei Dean gave me hope and motivated me. Literally a month after being turned on to his teachings – I published _TWOE_. Thanks Dean!

Q: Who are your favorite authors in your genre?
g: In my genre, Tom Clancy was the man who started it all for me, but there are also a bunch of the next-generation thriller authors like Brad Thor, James Rollins, William Tyree, Kathleen Antrim, Joseph Flynn, Vince Flynn and there are others – all can spin a thriller yarn. I have to mention though, one of my all-time favorite authors is W.E.B. Griffin. He writes historical thrillers but I’m drawn to his prose most. His son William E. Butterworth IV has been partnering with his Dad for years – and is a talented writer on his own.

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