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SUBJ PATROL REPORT 1203

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1. (TS) NEW NOVEL DELIVERY COMPLETE FOR PUBLICATION IN 2004. PUBLISHER AMAZED. DETAILS TO FOLLOW.

2. (TS) NEW AUTHOR PHOTOGRAPH CONUNDRUM. PLEASE HELP.

3. (TS) THE NOVEL FOR PUBLICATION IN 2005 IS UNDERWAY ON NUCLEAR POWER. THIS IS THE SECOND IN THE SERIES AND BUILDS ON THE TENSION OF THE FIRST.

4. (TS) DANGEROUSLY CANDID AUTHOR INTERVIEW REVEALS NEVER-TOLD TRUTHS.

5. (TS) NEW COLUMN IN MILITARY.COM ESTABLISHED. FIRST ONE ASKS, SHOULD WOMEN BE ADMITTED TO NUCLEAR SUBMARINE CREWS?

6. (TS) NEW MICHAEL DIMERCURIO FAN CLUB LAUNCH COMPLETE. WEBSITE DETAILS INCLUDED.

7. (TS) VISIT THE “CONTROL ROOM,” WHERE THE MICHAEL DIMERCURIO NOVELS ARE WRITTEN. CATCH A SNEAK SHOT OF THE FINAL EDITING OF THE 2004 NOVEL.

8. (TS) ALL SUBMERGED UNITS ADVISED TO CONDUCT CAREFUL AIR SEARCHES AT PERISCOPE DEPTH FOR RECENTLY SIGHTED UNIDENTIFIED AIRBORNE CONTACT. CONTACT INCLUDES FLYING SLEIGH PULLED BY APPROX. TWELVE REINDEER. CONTACT NATIONAL AFFILIATION UNKNOWN. CONTACT INTENTIONS UNKNOWN, BUT INITIAL INDICATIONS ARE NOT BELIEVED TO BE HOSTILE. HOWEVER, CONTACT HAS BEEN DROPPING SOLID OBJECTS FROM OVERHEAD U.S. SUBMARINE FORCE UNITS, POSSIBLE SONOBUOYS. SHOULD SAID CONTACT BE SIGHTED, EXECUTE IMMEDIATE EMERGENCY DEEP MANEUVER AND REPORT CONTACT TO COMUSUBCOM BY SLOT BUOY TRANSMISSION.

9. (S) TO ALL SUBMERGED UNITS COMUSUBCOM: MERRY CHRISTMAS, GOOD HUNTING AND REMAIN UNDETECTED.

10. (S) AUTHOR OF TERMINAL RUN, MICHAEL DIMERCURIO, SENDS.
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IN THIS PATROL REPORT:

1. THE NEW NOVEL – DELIVERY COMPLETE! COVER ART CONFERENCE DEC 17. THIS IS THE FIRST IN A BRAND NEW SUBMARINE SERIES, COMPLETE WITH REAL CHARACTERS, AUTHENTIC HARDWARE AND TRUE ROMANCE, WITH A NUCLEAR TIPPED ENDING.

2. NEW AUTHOR PHOTOS. PLEASE VOTE.

3. STATUS OF 2005 NOVEL.

4. EXTREMELY CANDID AUTHOR INTERVIEW. CHECK IT OUT.

5. NEW MICHAEL DIMERCURIO COLUMN IN MILITARY.COM. FIRST COLUMN ASKS, SHOULD WOMEN BE ADMITTED TO SUBMARINE CREWS?

6. MICHAEL DIMERCURIO FAN CLUB ESTABLISHED. CHECK OUT THE WEBSITE AND THE WEDNESDAY NIGHT CHATROOM.

7. VISIT THE CONTROL ROOM, WHERE THE NOVELS ARE WRITTEN.

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1. THE 2004 NOVEL – PUBLISHER IN AN UPROAR

I’ve told you before about the 2004 novel, delivered two months ago. I can’t yet reveal the title, but trust me, it is very cool. Since its delivery, the leading military editor in military fiction, Doug Grad, did his initial read-through and immediately wrote me a note that it was fantastic. He returned the manuscript in mid-November with minimal edits. I sent it back in a few days. Other people reading the work at the publisher’s offices are excited. Without doubt, this is the best Michael DiMercurio novel ever written!

Editor Doug Grad’s comments: “Awesome! Great job on TITLE: CLASSIFIED [not the real title]. The hard work paid off, and you’ve set a new standard for yourself (which I’m going to hold you to now!). The action was exciting, the pace was brisk, and the characters are well drawn and believable. I think you handled the sex scenes well, and [deleted since it is a plot spoiler] really makes Vornado out to be human, and three-dimensional. He has to do some pretty awful things in order to carry out his mission, and things get very messy, but somehow it all works in the end. So congratulations once again. I salute you!”

The book is a new series with new characters, modern technology and some controversial subjects. You won’t forget this one.

2. NEW AUTHOR PHOTOS. PLEASE VOTE.

The new author photo poses are posted on the website. Take a look and write in with what you think. Please, don’t write me and suggest I get a body double. The background in one of the photographs is the ship control console from the venerable Cold War fighting machine, the USS Hammerhead, SSN-663.

Check out

http://www.terminalrun.com/news.htm

3. STATUS OF 2005 NOVEL

Here’s the reason I haven’t exactly been prompt answering your e-mails – the 2005 novel is due on November 1, 2004. I delivered the last novel on time, less than one year from the first sentence of the outline. This time last year, the 2004 novel’s first sentence was three weeks old. This year I’m beating my head against the wall to understand the first scene. Typically the first sentence of a new novel will take a month to write, and the first page another month. You can’t rush the baby, unfortunately. My time is being well-spent staring at a blank blue screen until that sentence is on the page and survives a week without me deleting it in disgust. But one way or another, this novel will get a good start by the first of the year.

This is the second in the Vornado series, and will build from the tension established in the first novel. Yet, it will stand alone so readers needn’t feel they should start from the beginning.

That bears repeating for the Pacino series – don’t think you need to start reading the series from the beginning, because each book stands alone. It’s actually more fun reading them from the last one written to the first.

4. EXTREMELY CANDID AUTHOR INTERVIEW. CHECK IT OUT.

Author Christy Tillery French, a renown author in her own right (and rumor has it she has a new sweet movie deal – congrats Christy!), conducts author interviews. She was kind enough to “research” me for her questions. My answers were extremely candid, perhaps too much so.

Check out the interview at

http://www.terminalrun.com/interv.htm

Also check out Christy’s other author interviews at

http://www.funeralassociates.com/christytilleryfrench.htm

Finally, take a look at Christy’s website and grab one of her fine novels at

http://www.christyfrench.com/

5. NEW MICHAEL DIMERCURIO COLUMN IN MILITARY.COM. FIRST COLUMN ASKS, SHOULD WOMEN BE ADMITTED TO SUBMARINE CREWS?

My first column in Military.com stirred the pot. The title: “Women in Submarines?” Check it out and then write me an e-mail with your opinion. I’m putting the opinions (and some of my replies) together into the second column about this subject.

If you’re a subscriber to this Patrol Report, I’ll send you a notice when a new column is posted.

http://www.terminalrun.com/essay01.htm

6. MICHAEL DIMERCURIO FAN CLUB ESTABLISHED. CHECK OUT THE WEBSITE AND THE WEDNESDAY NIGHT CHATROOM.

I admit it. When asked if I would allow a Michael DiMercurio fan club, I had to chuckle a bit. I’m a complete introvert, happiest when I’m in the dark in the middle of the night writing a scene in a novel. But Tim Sharp, an avid fan from way back, convinced me that it would the thing to do. Tim and my webmaster, Bill Parker of parkerinfo.com, arranged the fan club website. It’s amazing, so now I’m completely sold.

Check it out at

http://www.terminalrun.com/fanclub/

Also, sign in Wednesday nights at 9:00 pm Eastern Standard Time to the Michael DiMercurio Sonar Shack Chat Room to discuss anything that’s on your mind. Most chat times I’ll be there, either lurking or typing away. Again, the chat time is Wednesday at 9:00 p.m. (2100 for the Navy, twenty-one hundred hours for the Army, Happy Hour Plus 240 Minutes for the Air Force, and for the Marine Corps, the big hand is on the twelve and the little hand is on the nine – just kidding there, Leathernecks!).

http://www.terminalrun.com/fanclub/chat.htm

7. VISIT THE CONTROL ROOM, WHERE THE NOVELS ARE WRITTEN.

I thought I’d take a few photos of “The Control Room,” the house office where the novels are written, e-mails are answered, patrol reports emanate and columns are concocted.

Check it out at

http://www.terminalrun.com/cr.htm

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A final word to everyone who has sent me an e-mail, please accept my promise that I will get back to you as things slow down a bit over the holidays. I read them all in real time, but can’t always answer them for a few weeks. If you are patient, you’ll hear back from me.

See you at test depth,

Michael DiMercurio

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MORE! On EMERGENCY DEEP

EMERGENCY DEEP:
First in an electrifying new series from “A MASTER RIVALING TOM CLANCY.”

--Publishers Weekly

U.S. Navy submarine commander Peter Vornado is at the top of his game in underwater warfare when a devastating illness takes him out of the service and almost to the grave. Without duty, honor, or something to fight for, his life is as good as over.

But the CIA needs a man like Vornado…

A terrorist cabal has acquired a scrapped Soviet sub from the Cold War -- a technologically advanced failure still able to outrun any torpedo or enemy vessel and strike at will. With a nuclear payload, it will enable them to strike directly at Israeland throw the world into chaos. All that remains is to modernize the sub with the latest technology.

Only one man can infiltrate the group, take the helm, and stop a holocaust -- a man who has already stared down death, and is ready to do battle once more…

“Compelling and visionary. DiMercurio’s characters run as deep as his submarines themselves!”

--Joe Buff, author of Crush Depth and Thunder in the Deep

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