LIONS OF THE DESERT, Book 4 of the WWII Series, is available now on Amazon, Independent Bookstores, and Barnes and Noble: Lions of the Desert – Book 4 of WWII Series – Amazon

LIONS OF THE DESERT is the true story of the WWII 1941-1942 Desert War in North Africa and Operation Condor, a story that has captivated the minds of authors, historians, and filmmakers for three-quarters of a century.

The story is told through the eyes of six legendary historical figures that lived through the epic events: Scottish Colonel David Stirling, leader of the Special Air Service, a brigade of eccentric desert commandos that raided Axis airfields and supply lines; German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, commander of the vaunted Africa Corps, who very nearly succeeded in driving the British out of Egypt; Egyptian Hekmat Fahmy, the famous belly dancer, regarded as a Mata-Hari-like German agent in previous accounts but in fact a far more intriguing and ambiguous character in real life; Major A.W. Sansom, head of the British Field Security unit that hunted down Axis spies and pro-German Egyptian nationalists operating in Cairo; Johannes Eppler, the notorious German spy of Operation Condor whose real story is finally told; and Colonel Bonner Fellers, the U.S. military attaché in Cairo, who was privy to Allied secrets in the North African theater and inadvertently played an important role in intelligence-gathering activities for both sides in the campaign.

Fans of Beneath A Scarlet SkyThe English Patient, and the WWII novels of Ken Follett (The Key to Rebecca, Jackdaws, Eye of the Needle) will enjoy this timeless tale of WWII espionage, romance, and derring-do in the North African desert–with the knowledge that this is how it all really happened.

Blackbeard: The Birth of America – Winner Historical Fiction 2018 Beverly Hills Book Awards

Thrilled to announce that Blackbeard: The Birth of America is the 2018 Winner for Historical Fiction at the Beverly Hills Book Awards, Mount Sopris Publishing. Yesterday, Nov. 22, 2018, was the 300th anniversary of the murder of this notorious Jamaican-American seaman at the hands of Alexander Spotswood and the overreaching British Empire!… … #BestSellers #historical #suspense #Hollywood #History #Thrillers

Blackbeard: The Birth of America – Blackbeard: American Patriot? 300th Anniversary of Edward Thache’s Death

Today marks the 300th anniversary of the death of Blackbeard—the Robin-Hood-like American patriot and notorious privateer-turned-pirate, who lorded over the Atlantic seaboard and Caribbean during the Golden Age of Piracy chronicled in my historical fiction novel Blackbeard: The Birth of America. Hoist a glass in his honor, mateys, and if at some point you would like to know more about this American anti-hero, check out my article on the real man–not the badly misrepresented and misunderstood figure of myth and legend! Blackbeard: American Patriot?

Blackbeard: The Birth of America – Samuel Marquis – Kirkus Reviews Starred Review

“Overall, this is a thoroughly researched book that finely draws the pirate life; one can almost smell the bilge and salt air and taste the rum. An engrossing and historically grounded yarn.”–Kirkus Reviews

Check out the rest of this Starred Review from Kirkus Reviews for my new historical novel, Blackbeard: The Birth of America.

Blackbeard: The Birth Of America – Kirkus Reviews Starred Review

Samuel Marquis Writer’s Digest: Writing Great Historical Fiction: Stick to the Real History While Sustaining a Crisp Pace

If you’re an aspiring historical-fiction author, check out my latest in Writer’s Digest. You just might learn a trick or two. Writing Great Historical Fiction: Stick to the Real History While Sustaining a Crisp Pace Writer’s Digest – Samuel Marquis – Writing Great Historical Fiction – 300th Anniversary of Blackbeard’s Death #Blackbeard #HistoricalFiction #suspense #pirates #amwriting #newsrelease

The Real Blackbeard The Pirate – Samuel Marquis –

Who, Truly, Was #Blackbeard, And From Whence Did He Come? Will The Real Pirate Commodore Please Stand Up? By Samuel Marquis, Ninth Great-Grandson of Captain Kidd. Was Blackbeard a Robin-Hood-Like American Patriot or Villainous Cutthroat? Check out the real story from and @Sammarquisbooks on @histfic! #pirates #historicalfiction #newrelease