freeThis coming weekend you can put some adventure reading on your computer or E-reader. From 12:01 Friday morning to midnight Sunday night, go to Prisoners of the Williwaw  Amazon.com to get your free copy.

What would happen if three hundred hardened convicts petitioned the United States Government for an abandoned island where, accompanied by their families, they would be set free to earn their own way?
Overwhelmed by prison budgets and prison riots, the government agrees and sets the prisoners free on windswept, treeless Adak in the Aleutians, the site of a former ‘hard duty’ Navy station.
Prisoners Of The Williwaw is the story of the power struggle between the idealistic leader of Prisoners of the Williwawthis expedition, convict Frank Villa, and a smooth prison boss, James T. Gilmore. Frank Villa opens a school, arranges jobs for people in a small assembly factory and calls for free elections. ‘Boss’ Gilmore opens a house of prostitution, sells booze, drugs, and guns, and schemes to take over the island one way or another.
Frank’s struggle is internal as well as external. He strives to overcome the effects of prison on his psyche. A convict must be passive; a man in charge of a community must take command. A convict must build a wall inside himself against any relationship with a woman; a free man has to leave himself open to love.
The strife between Villa and Gilmore accelerates when their wives arrive and unexpected complications develop.
AdakThese conflicts play out against a backdrop of constant rain, vicious windstorms (williwaws), escape attempts, and a coup by a new group of prisoners from the federal penitentiary in Florence, Colorado, the worst of the worst.

It helps me if new people see my writing. I’d appreciate it if you would tell your friends about this book. Go to the site Amazon.com and download the book. It will be free.

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  • the1709blog.blogspot.com
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Comments
  1. Ed, I’ve gone over and clicked Like, also bought an ebook. Will try to write a review as soon as I can – might take a while. Do get a few people who are familiar with the book to write reviews, I hear they can help a lot with sales.
    Are you tweeting at least once a day about it? I’ll retweet your content if it comes past me around 5.45 p.m. Aust’n Eastern Standard Time.
    Best of luck with it,
    Danielle

    • Ed Griffin says:

      Ah, my Achilles heel. Twitter. That’s the next thing on my learning schedule.
      Ed
      http://edgriffin.net/

      • I’m a complete Luddite, Ed, and I manage it, so I’m confident that you can too 🙂 BTW, that book wasn’t free when I downloaded it here in Aust’a this morning. Not complaining – heck, it’s only $2.99, which won’t buy a cup of coffee over here. Just thought I should let you know.
        Best,
        Danielle

      • Ed Griffin says:

        Thanks for letting me know. I thought it would be free everywhere. I will check up on that. I assume you can’t buy from Amazon.com (USA). $2.99 or not, can I send you another book gratis, another one of my five?
        Ed
        http://edgriffin.net/

      • Ed, please don’t worry about it. I don’t like reading online, so I’ll pass on the book offer – unless you have one that describes your experiences in leaving the cloth. I’m only reading WILLIWAW so I can write a small review for you for Amazon; I can’t see how someone can review a book they’ve never read. How’s it all going? I’m dreading September ’13 when I put out my first one.
        Best,
        Danielle

      • Ed Griffin says:

        Thanks Danielle. Answered by email
        Ed

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