Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Historic Map for Hold Back the Sun

Historic Map For Hold Back the Sun

I just received permission from the San Francisco Airport Museum to use their historic map of the 1940's Pan Am Clipper Trans-Pacific flying boat route. Several chapters of my novel take place during a Clipper flight to Manila in 1941. The Boeing 314 flying boat was the first wide-bodied, double-decked airliner and the aviation marvel of its day. From Hawaii to Hong Kong, all flying was done during daylight, with nightly stop-overs at Pan Am Hotels on islands along the route. On Midway and Wake, fresh vegetables for the passengers were grown in early hydroponic gardens. A bridge tournement lasting several days fought off boredom. The heroine incurs the enmity of a Japanese officer during the bridge game, setting up his quest for revenge.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Fall Eagle One Sales

Warren Bell's debut novel, Fall Eagle One, is now in the top 1% if all Kindle Book sales!  This includes all ebooks for Kindle, both published and self-published sold at!  Buy it at:

Saturday, May 11, 2013

HOLD BACK THE SUN at Copyright Office

My new novel, HOLD BACK THE SUN, now resides in the U.S. Copyright Office (C.O.) awaiting action. As soon as I receive the registration number, I will announce the book launch date. The C.O. is currently quoting about 10 weeks delay, probably due to the Sequestration.

HOLD BACK THE SUN chronicles the epic battle of the U.S. Asiatic Fleet to try to save the Philippines and Dutch East Indies early in World War II. The story relates the adventures of two U.S. Navy lieutenants, one on a destroyer and the other a cruiser floatplane pilot. Sample Chapters are available on my website at