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Announcing H.W. “Buzz” Bernard’s Plague Blog Tour

Posted by admin on January 19, 2013

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H. W. “Buzz” Bernard is a writer and retired meteorologist. His debut novel, Eyewall, which one reviewer called a “perfect summer read,” was released in May 2011 and went on to become a best-seller in Amazon’s Kindle Store.

His second novel, Plague, came out in September 2012.

He’s currently at work on his third novel, Supercell.

Before retiring, Buzz worked at The Weather Channel in Atlanta, Georgia, as a senior meteorologist for 13 years. Prior to that, he served as a weather officer in the U.S. Air Force for over three decades. He attained the rank of colonel and received, among other awards, the Legion of Merit.

His “airborne” experiences include a mission with the Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunters, air drops over the Arctic Ocean and Turkey, and a stint as a weather officer aboard a Tactical Air Command airborne command post (C-135).

In the past, he’s provided field support to forest fire fighting operations in the Pacific Northwest, spent a summer working on Alaska’s arctic slope, and served two tours in Vietnam. Various other jobs, both civilian and military, have taken him to Germany, Saudi Arabia and Panama.

He’s a native Oregonian and attended the University of Washington in Seattle where he earned a bachelor’s degree in atmospheric science; he also studied creative writing.

Buzz currently is vice president of the Southeastern Writers Association. He’s a member of International Thriller Writers, the Atlanta Writers Club and Willamette Writers.

He and his wife Christina live in Roswell, Georgia, along with their fuzzy and sometimes overactive Shih-Tzu, Stormy.




Deep in the secret recesses of a Cold War lab, the Russians created tons of deadly bio-weapons. Now, decades later, a protege of that Russian research is about to release weaponized Ebola into the heart of the South’s most iconic city: Atlanta, where the symbols of American “decadence” range from a happily diverse population to the Coca-Cola museum and CNN headquarters.

A preliminary test of the horrifying virus demonstrates the unspeakable suffering of its victims–and alerts the Centers for Disease Control that a terrible pandemic is in the making. CDC Virologist Dr. Dwight Butler begins a frantic effort to track down the source of the virus before it’s too late.

For new BioDawn CEO Richard Wainwright, it quickly becomes clear that the “accidental” plane crash that killed the pharmaceutical company’s entire executive hierarchy may have some connection to the evolving threat. Suddenly, Richard is being stalked by a hit woman. He and Butler join forces to find the lone terrorist at the center of a plan that could unleash the Black Plague of the 21st century.



Plague Virtual Book Publicity Tour Schedule

Wednesday, January 2

Book Feature & Book Giveaway at Read 2 Review

Thursday, January 3

First Chapter Reveal at As the Pages Turn

Friday, January 4

Interview at As the Pages Turn

Monday, January 7

Guest Blogging at The Story Behind the Book

Tuesday, January 8

Interview at Sincerely Stacie

Thursday, January 10

Interview at The Dark Phantom

Monday, January 14

Guest Blogging at Parenting from a child’s point of view

Tuesday, January 15

Book Review at Vic’s Media Room

Thursday, January 17

Book Review at Reviews From the Heart

Friday, January 18

Book Feature at Community Bookstop

Monday, January 21

Character Dear Reader Letter at Literarily Speaking

Tuesday, January 22

Interview at Between the Covers

Thursday, January 24

Book Review at Kayla the Bookworm

Monday, January 28

Book Review & Book Giveaway at Rhodes Review

Friday, January 31

Guest Blogging at Curling Up By the Fire

Monday, February 4

First Chapter Review at Literarily Speaking

Tuesday, February 5

Interview at The Writer’s Life

Wednesday, February 6

Interview at Blogcritics

Thursday, February 7

Book Review at Laurie’s Non-Paranormal Thoughts and Reviews

Friday, February 8

Interview at Book Marketing Buzz

Monday, February 11

Guest Blogging & Book Giveaway at Beth Art From the Heart

Tuesday, February 12

Interview at Books Books the Magical Fruit

Wednesday, February 13

Book Feature & Book Giveaway at Celtic Lady’s Reviews

Thursday, February 14

Guest Blogging at Beauty in Ruins

Friday, February 15

Book Review at Sojourner: Between Worlds

Monday, February 18

Interview at Broowaha

Tuesday, February 19

Dream Cast at Literarily Speaking

Wednesday, February 20

Book Review at Bunny’s Reviews

Friday, February 22

Book Review at Miki’s Hope

Monday, February 25

Book Feature & Book Giveaway at Mary’s Cup of Tea

Friday, February 28

Interview at American Chronicle

H.W. “Buzz” Bernard’s PLAGUE VIRTUAL BOOK PUBLICITY TOUR will officially begin on January 2 and end on February 28, 2013. Please contact Dorothy Thompson at thewriterslife(at)gmail.com if you are interested in hosting and/or reviewing his book. Thank you!


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