Author panel at Barnes & Noble in Hingham

16 Apr

Sleeper Cell reviewed in Provincetown Banner

25 Jan

Thank you, Provincetown Banner for reviewing Sleeper Cell!



Notes from the Indie Revolution

15 Jan


I was asked to write a feature on self-publishing for this week’s Cape Codder.  Thought I’d share it with you

Panel Discussion and Book Signing at Barnes and Noble

29 Dec

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I will participate in a Author Panel Discussion and Book Signing at Barnes & Noble in the Derby Street Mall in Hingham, Mass. on Friday, April 15, 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Book signings and more…

18 Dec

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Tomorrow, Saturday, Dec. 19, I will be at two book signings in Orleans, Mass.  The first is at The Sparrow Store, 26 Main Street, from 2 – 4 p.m…. This store offers a great selection of gifts as well… might be worth stopping in for some last minute Christmas shopping.  At 4 p.m. I will rush over to the Addison Gallery, 43 South Orleans Road (Route 28), to join a group book signing already in progress (from 3-5 p.m.) with about a dozen other authors. Proceeds from this last one will support the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod.

Oh… and here’s a nice write-up that ran in this week’s Cape Cod Chronicle:

Merry Christmas everyone!



Sleeper Cell news…

11 Dec
Signing copies at Booksmith/Musicsmith in Orleans.

Signing copies at Booksmith/Musicsmith in Orleans.

Sleeper Cell is now stocked at Reed Books in Harwich Port, Yellow Umbrella in Chatham, Booksmith/Musicsmith and The Sparrow Store in Orleans, The Brewster Bookstore in Brewster, and Titcomb’s in Sandwich.  I will be signing books at The Sparrow Store on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2-4 p.m., and at Addison Gallery in Orleans on Saturday, Dec. 19, from 4-5 p.m.  Hope to see you!

What readers are saying…

4 Dec


Here’s what some of the first readers are are saying about Sleeper Cell…

“Great read! Fast paced. Intelligent. Really annoyed every time I got distracted and had to put this book down! Frighteningly real depiction of the kinds of threats we face today told in a story that is compelling and fun to read.”

“Everything you want in a thriller. Karlson’s book delivers a masterfully constructed plot, full of hairpin turns, smart characters, authentic detail, on a subject that already has built-in minefields. The story pits a brilliant, fanatical jihadist from Afghanistan against a female FBI special operative, who specializes in anything but terrorists. Kim Conrad’s expertise is data and algorithms, yet the agency thrusts her into a hands-on guns-drawn pursuit of a sleeper cell in New York City that is plotting a murderous attack on an unknown target. As we already know from bitter experience, these terrorists don’t care if they die trying to kill as many and as important people as possible. The book is chilling from page one, and even more so when read (as I did) after the Paris massacre. Highly recommended.”

“Sleeper Cell’s characters are complex and intriguing. The intensity of the plot is compelling – it’s hard to put down!”

“This is a very well-crafted, realistic, action thriller which depicts how terrorists can recruit and activate terrorist goals. This story reflects the FBI’s dauntless manhunt for Pazhman Khan, a descendant from Afghan tribal lords. His mission takes him to New York City to activate a Taliban sleeper cell, a terrorist group who remain inconspicuous and dormant until they are activated. You might refer to these terrorists as Jihadists, which believe it is a sacred duty of Muslims to strive for spiritual self-perfection by way of a holy war. In other words, they are extremists who wish to meet their goals by violent inhumane destruction. This goes against the Muslim faith and religion. This novel has been well researched and gives realistic views of the way of life in Afghanistan and how Pashman, who speaks English, makes his way to New York City to carry out his Jihadist mission. FBI agents Kim Conrad and Tom Mahan are assigned to the Joint Counter Terrorism Team ‘Omega.’ This story is really non-stop action, with a very potent story line, with a propulsive plot. It’s riveting and very thought provoking as to recent terrorist activities around our world. This story would make an outstanding high-action movie. Very highly recommended.”

“A 5-star thriller of a story.”

“The storyline is fantastic, the numerous plots are woven extremely well.”

“Sooooo good. An awesome read.”

“If Sleeper Cell isn’t a best seller I don’t know what is – it has it all!”

“The book is amazing – I was sucked in right away and wished I could have read it in one sitting … What was great though was how much I found that I was looking forward to it – as a reward. Awesome.”

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