Friday, November 27, 2015

Special offer for Carrying Albert Home and all Homer Hickam books for the Holiday season

Dear friends:

Since Carrying Albert Home was published in October, my novel has become a bona fide, award-winning, best-selling hit, not only in the United States but Canada and the UK! Reviewers have used words such as masterpiece, brilliant, and journey of a lifetime to describe this novel. I am properly humbled and pleased at the amazing reception for what might be my best work to date. Next year, 14 International publishers will also be bringing "Albert" out. 

Fans of Carrying Albert Home line up for Homer's signature in Orlando, Florida

Homer showing the love for a modern Albert at Gatorland, Orlando, Florida
With the Holiday season upon us, may we suggest an autographed, personalized first edition collectible Carrying Albert Home might be just the gift you're looking for to give to that special person?

Linda's little on-line bookstore can provide "Albert" with my signature and a personal note to your loved one. Also included with every order will be a FREE never-before-published short story about a couple of the famous Rocket Boys of Coalwood, West Virginia, and the Big Creek Missile Agency! Not only that but an autographed "Albert" bookmark will be included. All are truly collectible but this offer is good only for the holiday season!

To order an autographed and personalized Carrying Albert Home and also my famous memoir Rocket Boys plus any other Homer Hickam books, just go to Knowink, Linda's on-line bookstore and order away. She'll make sure you get your copies before Christmas IF you order prior to Dec. 13. She will be on a special, well-deserved vacation from Dec. 14-20 so be sure to get your orders in right away. If your order comes in late, be assured she will still do her best to get those orders out on Dec. 21 so they may still make it! But why wait? I look forward to signing and sending a personal message to that special person on your gift-giving list.

PS - BTW, for folks in Book Clubs! We have created a Toolbox for book clubs and Community Reads that choose Carrying Albert Home that include discussion questions and suggestions for meals and decorations. 

Special Offer: I am offering a 15 minute Skype/phone session with any book club or community read that chooses
Carrying Albert Home
as their pick
before Jan. 31, 2016. 
Please get in touch here.
You can also check out the on-line Hickam book sellers on each books' page on our website.

PPS - May I share a recent sweet note with you about my latest novel, Carrying Albert Home? I'll keep the writer anonymous but I can tell you she's a Canadian librarian.

Dear Mr. Hickam,

By the end of the third sentence in your book, Carrying Albert Home, I had a lump in my throat. I had to stop. Then when I tried to explain to someone that I was about to read the most romantic book ever, I couldn't speak. I couldn't get any words out. I just cried. Now I am on page 67 and I have written quite a few sentences down from the book (a few involving the rooster) that I will keep in my book journal where I write down such quotes I love. I have been recommending the book even though I never do that until I am finished; and I have been carrying it with me to work (although I don't read at work) just so it's near me. I never do that either. 

I had to write you and tell you this book is amazing. I love Elsie and Homer and Albert and the Rooster. Your writing makes me laugh, and also cry in ways I cannot explain or control. 

I am going to make sure we buy a copy so I can place it front and centre on my staff picks shelf at work. 



  1. Is there a link to order this somewhere? Anita Dib

  2. Let us know when you're doing a reading at Tamarak. I'm so used to so much of your books being true, I'm loving the book, but having a hard time figuring out what is real and what is imagined! Maybe I'll know more by the end.

    Loving the adventures with Albert , but I'm definitely missing WV more than Elsie is!

    Keep on writing!


  3. I absolutely loved this book! It took me a few pages into to get a sense of what was really happening in the storytelling, but by the end of the book, I was captivated and very touched by the entire odyssey. Home is really where the heart is, and this book has so much heart!