Friday, June 20, 2014


                                                       PnPAuthors Promotions

Harold Titus recently joined PnPAuthors Promotions.
PnP is featuring his book~   come and learn a little about Harold.
Harold's blog address
The URL to Harold's book
Harold was kind enough to tell us a little bit about himself. He was born in New York State, and raised in Southern California.  He graduated from UCLA in 1956 with a bachelor’s degree in history.
He  taught English, social studies, and remedial reading at Woodrow Wilson High School in Los Angeles from 1957 to 1958.
After serving two years in the army, he moved with his wife to Contra Costa County in Northern California.  He taught intermediate school English thirty-one years, American history six years, and a drama elective five years in Orinda, California.  He coached many of my school’s sports teams.  He  retired from teaching in 1991 and began writing Crossing the River in 1994.  Much of what he perceives about life, and what he values in human beings he has conveyed in this book.
Harold and his wife have lived in Florence, Oregon, since 1996. He has been active in local and state politics. 
Presently, he maintain an American historical fiction blog site
(, and he has begun writing a novel about England’s attempted founding of a colony on Roanoke Island (North Carolina) 1584-1586.
Here is his Book description
Standing on Lexington’s town common, humbled by the veneration of hundreds of militiamen, conceding that he had instructed them, encouraged them, in the end incited them, acknowledging that he, with others, had brought them to the river that could now be called revolution, Doctor Joseph Warren gives full credit to whom it is due.  They, not he, knowing fully well the danger, had attacked the master.  Standing at the river’s edge, they, of their own volition, had crossed over.
Joseph Warren is but one of Crossing the River’s many historical figures that bring to life General Thomas Gage’s failed attempt April 19, 1775, to seize and destroy military stores stockpiled at Concord by Massachusetts’s Provincial Congress.  Characters of high and ordinary station, choosing to or forced to participate, must confront their worst fears.  Revealing the internal conflicts, hubris, stupidity, viciousness, valor, resiliency, and empathy of many of the day’s participants, Crossing the River is both a study of man experiencing intense conflict and the varied outcomes of high-risk decision-taking. 
The novel’s title is a metaphor for such decision-taking, be it Massachusetts militiamen seeking greater independence from Great Britain, General Gage’s attempted seizure of the provincial arsenal, two junior British officers’ risk-taking to earn quick promotion, an Acton schoolmaster’s compulsion to avenge the death of his dear friend and neighbor, a Lincoln youth’s attempted atonement for cowardice, a Lexington resident’s impulse to assist a redcoat deserter while he tries to resolve his neighbors’ and family’s low regard of him, or a British soldier/spy’s desire to rise above his station. 
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