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The Israeli Caracal Battalion
The Israeli Caracal Light Infantry Battalion is used fictitiously in the Insurrection Series. It is a combat arms, gender integrated unit where men and women fight alongside each other with tremendous institutional pride. Here's a video that features the Caracal and an Israeli soldier from Baltimore, Maryland.
BOOK REVIEWS AND BLOG
I'm an insatiable reader and often review the work of other authors. I'm also not shy about opening up on current cultural or political events. Should you want to read articles on the Wordpress blog, it's available here. Recently, they asked me to translate the novels into Spanish and other languages, so I have added articles in Spanish. The opinions expressed here are my own.
Next Martial Arts Challenge
2nd Degree Black Belt, but I have to wait around two years. Oh, well!
Dan Santos, Novelist
MARTIAL ARTS CORNER
I am an avid martial arts devotee. Beginning at age 10 with foil fencing I trained in Judo later under the famous Master Paul Turse and other Judo Senseis. About three years ago my Mikey hoodwinked me into training in Tang Soo Do Karate with him. I got thoroughly hooked. You should try it!
It took me a little over four years. Meet the newest 1st Degree Black Belt at my dojo surrounded by my teachers...who couldn't believe I made it! LOL
Left to right: Sensei Daniel Amaguana, Mr. Peter, Ms. Susan, Mr. Spencer, Ms. Jocelyn, Ms. Lidia and Ms. Stephanie with Kaylee. Of course, I'm the ugly guy kneeling!
Tiger Legion has reached 303 pages, 83,000 words. I've begun to whittle them down.
The cover is ready. See it on the top cover slide show.
I'm continuing the first editing before I send the manuscript to the State Department for approval, so as not to share anything improper with my editor. After State approves, the outside editor will do his job and THEN we'll publish. This is exciting!!
Take a look at the cover in the slideshow to your left.
The revised edition for "Insurrection: Appalachian Command" and "Insurrection: Mile-High Blood" are ready for distribution and purchase at Amazon and Smashwords. The State Department has cleared them for publication. Yay, State! They will be coming to the other distributors soon. Keep the faith, baby!