Pump Up Your Book Presents The Proxy Assassin Virtual Book Publicity Tour

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Join John Knoerle, author of spy fiction, The Proxy Assassin: Book Three of the American Spy Trilogy, as he tours the blogosphere November 5 – January 11 on his third virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book!


John Knoerle began his creative endeavors in the early 70s as a member of the DeLuxe Radio Theatre, a comedy troupe in Santa Barbara. He then moved to LA and did stand-up comedy, opening for the likes of Jay Leno and Robin Williams.

Knoerle wrote the screenplay Quiet Fire, which starred Karen Black, and the stage play The He-Man Woman Hater’s Club, an LA Time’s Critic’s Choice. He also worked as a staff writer for Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion.

Knoerle moved to Chicago in 1996 with his wife Judie. His first novel, “Crystal Meth Cowboys,” was optioned by Fox TV. His second novel, “The Violin Player,” won the Mayhaven Award for Fiction.

John Knoerle’s novel, A Pure Double Cross, was the first volume of a late 40s spy trilogy featuring former OSS agent Hal Schroeder. The second volume, A Despicable Profession, was published in 2010. Knoerle’s latest book, The Proxy Assassin, Book Three of the American Spy Trilogy, has just been released.

Visit his website at www.johnknoerle.com.

Stalk John!



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October, 1948. Former OSS agent Hal Schroeder gets invited to Washington D.C. by Frank Wisner, who heads the CIA’s new covert ops division. Hal is whisked off to Wisner’s Maryland shore retreat and introduced to a brace of Romanian royals, including the scarily beautiful Princess Stela Varadja, a direct descendant of Vlad Tepes Draculea.

Then Frank Wisner pops the question. Would Hal consider parachuting into a remote mountain camp to meet with the leader of a group of Romanian anti-Communist guerillas?

“I had already survived two previous suicide missions and a third did not appeal. But I told Frank Wisner I would need a few days to think it over. I had some sightseeing to do.”

As it turns out Hal Schroeder gets to do a lot more sightseeing than he bargained for. A journey that brings the American Spy Trilogy to a surprising, and emotional, conclusion.


The Proxy Assassin Virtual Book Publicity Tour Schedule

Monday, November 5

Guest Blogging at The Writer’s Life

Tuesday, November 6

Interview at Literarily Speaking

Wednesday, November 7

Book Feature at Celtic Lady’s Reviews

Thursday, November 8

Guest Blogging at Lori’s Reading Corner

Friday, November 9

Book Review at Inside BJ’s Head

Monday, November 12

Guest Blogging at The Story  Behind the Book

Tuesday, November 13

Guest Blogging at Talisman Book Publishing

Wednesday, November 14

Interview at Books Books the Magical Fruit

Thursday, November 15

Interview at Between the Covers

Friday, November 16

Interview at The Dark Phantom

Monday, November 19

Interview at Beyond the Books

Tuesday, November 20

Character Interview at Beyond the Books

Wednesday, November 21

Book Feature at Book Marketing Buzz

Thursday, November 22


Monday, November 26

Guest Blogging at Delphina Reads Too Much

Friday, November 30

Book Review at The Book Connection

Tuesday, December 4

Guest Blogging at Legacy of a Writer

Wednesday, December 5

Read the first chapter at As the Pages Turn

Thursday, December 6

Interview at As the Pages Turn

Friday, December 7

Interview at Paperback Writer

Monday, December 10

Guest Blogging at Literarily Speaking

Wednesday, December 12

Interview at Book Marketing Buzz

Thursday, December 13

Interview at Blogcritics

Friday, December 14

Book Feature at Bluebell Books

Guest Blogging at Literarily Speaking

Wednesday, January 2

Interview at Examiner

Thursday, January 3

Character Dear Reader Letter at Literarily Speaking

Monday, January 7

Guest Blogging at Hollywood Daze

Wednesday, January 9

Guest Blogging at Literal Exposure

Friday, January 11

Interview at Broowaha

John Knoerle’s THE PROXY ASSASSIN VIRTUAL BOOK PUBLICITY TOUR will officially begin on November 5 and end on January 11 2013. Please contact Dorothy Thompson at thewriterslife(at)gmail.com if you are interested in hosting and/or reviewing his book. Thank you!


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