Early hardcovers sent to me in advance of January 16 release. My dad is stoked. And the book is dedicated to him!

I got two very early hardcovers of The Stowaway delivered to my door today!!! and gave one to my dad who was so happy he was able to read this dedication in hardcover. “I’ll hold this up and you put on Facebook but I’m really going to wait until the Kindle version is ready so I can read it in a big font. But very nice!” Every version – print, Kindle, audio – out January 16.

The Stowaway is an Indie Next Selection for Best Books in January, 2018

IndieNextListlogo_150x150I’m so excited to announce that my book, The Stowaway, has been selected as a January 2018 Indie Next Pick! (A list of the 20 best books of the month by the independent bookstores across America!) Many thanks to American Booksellers Association and IndieBound and of course Simon & Schuster.

From Indie Next:

“The story of Billy Gawronski, the young man who repeatedly tried to join Richard Byrd’s Antarctic expedition, reads like an adventure novel. The reality of his life is beyond the realm of the wildest imagination. Shapiro brings this resilient and resourceful man to life against the changing world of the Roaring Twenties, and his story perfectly reflects a world undergoing vast change. Combining narrative, science, and portraits of outsized personalities, Shapiro treats the reader to a story that is not only relevant but a total joy.”

See the full list

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