Pump Up Your Book Presents Harkness Virtual Book Publicity Tour

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Join Michael Bigham, author of the mystery novel, Harkness, as he tours the blogosphere May 6 – June 28, 2013 on his first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book!



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Harkness isn’t your typical Western sheriff. Cowboy boots make his arches ache, he’s phobic of horses, but he does have a horse of sorts – a `39 Chevy pickup he calls Hoopie, and a sidekick – a neurotic wiener dog named Addison.

Harkness is a man of his times, shaped for both good and bad by his experiences in WWII. He deals with issues like bigotry and sexual suppression in a believable manner. We come to know him as a good man, but never a self-righteous one. The pursuit of justice is his job, and he’s good at it, but he never loses sight of where his next woman, or his next drink, is coming from. Harkness is the keeper of secrets in his little town and to solve the crime, he must decide which secrets to expose. One secret involves Judge Barnes, the county’s most powerful man. But Harkness had a secret of his own: he’s in love with the Judge’s wife. How much is Harkness willing to risk to catch a murderer?

Set on the Oregon High Desert in 1952, life in the small town of Barnesville has been easy-going for Matthew until a star-crossed teen-age couple disappears and he’s forced to deal with some horrific murders, one of which strikes very close to home, before finally confronting the killer man-to-man on the High Desert.



Michael Bigham photo ABOUT MICHAEL BIGHAM

Raised in the mill town of Prineville in Central Oregon beneath blue skies and rimrocks, Michael Bigham attended the University of Oregon and during his collegiate summers, fought range fires on the Oregon high desert for the Bureau of Land Management. He worked as a police officer with the Port of Portland and after leaving police work, obtained an MFA degree in Creative Writing from Vermont College. Michael lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife and daughter. Harkness is his first novel.



Harkness Virtual Book Publicity Tour Schedule


Monday, May 6th

Book spotlight at Between the Covers

Tuesday, May 7th

Book spotlight at The Writer’s Life

Thursday, May 9th

Author interview at Beyond the Books

Friday, May 10th

Author interview at Blogcritics

Monday, May 13th

Guest post at Murder by 4

Tuesday, May 14th

Guest post at Marilyn’s Musings

Friday, May 17th

Guest post and giveaway at The Busy Mom’s Daily

Wednesday, May 22nd

Author interview at As the Pages Turn

Thursday, May 23rd

Book review at The Book Connection

Friday, May 24th

Author interview at Literarily Speaking

Tuesday, May 28th

Book spotlight at Tribute Books Reviews & Giveaways

Thursday, May 30th

Book review at Thoughts in Progress

Monday, June 3rd

Book review at Community Bookstop

Tuesday, June 4th

Book review at WV Stitcher

Wednesday, June 5th

Guest post at Lori’s Reading Corner

Thursday, June 6th

Guest post at The Story Behind the Book

Monday, June 10th

Author interview at Examiner

Wednesday, June 12th

Author interview at Pump Up Your Book

Thursday, June 13th

Book review at CelticLady Reviews

Monday, June 17th

Author interview at Broowaha

Tuesday, June 18th

Book spotlight at The Dark Phantom Review

Wednesday, June 19th

Author interview at The Dark Phantom Review

Thursday, June 20th

Book spotlight at Literal Exposure

Book review at The Library at the End of the Universe

Friday, June 21st

Author interview at I Read A Book Once

Monday, June 24th

Book spotlight at Paperback Writer

Tuesday, June 25th

Author interview at Straight from the Author’s Mouth

Wednesday, June 26th

Guest post at Acme Authors Link

Thursday, June 27th

Book Tour Highlights at The Book Rack

Friday, June 28th

Guest post at Omnimystery News

TBD: Podcast interview at A Book and A Chat


If you are interested in hosting this author (book review, interview, and guest post) please contact Cheryl at ccmal(at)charter(dot)net. Book is available in printed or electronic format. Please specify preferred format when querying.

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