News and Events

View recent news and upcoming events regarding The Fallen Snow and author John J Kelley.

 

  • Sat
    19
    Jan
    2013

    Friends & Family Launch

    Politics & Prose placed the first paperback of The Fallen Snow on their shelves on December 1, 2012. The release of Kindle and paperback editions at Amazon.com followed shortly after, on December 19. Then, on January 19, 2013, the book was officially announced to friends and family via email, goodreads and Facebook.

  • Sat
    26
    Jan
    2013

    Reading - Washington, DC

    Politics & Prose Bookstore

    John joined local authors for Politics & Prose's first ever "Opus Open Mic" event, reading an excerpt from the novel before signing books at the hugely successful celebration.

  • Tue
    29
    Jan
    2013

    Washington Post Article

    Washington Post article on the Politics & Prose event.

  • Thu
    31
    Jan
    2013

    Facebook Page Launch

    The Fallen Snow Facebook page can be found at www.facebook.com/thefallensnow.  For news, events and observations about the novel, please like the Facebook page and share it with friends and family.

  • Fri
    22
    Feb
    2013

    National Book Launch

    National Book Launch!  Read the Article

  • Fri
    01
    Mar
    2013

    Book Signing - Leonardtown, MD

    Fenwick Street Used Books & Music

    John chatted with customers and signed books during downtown Leonardtown's "First Friday" event for March.  Read the article

  • Wed
    06
    Mar
    2013

    The Fallen Snow Awarded 5 Stars

    ForeWord Clarion Reviews

    ForeWord Clarion Reviews awards The Fallen Snow 5 Stars.  Read the review

  • Thu
    14
    Mar
    2013

    2012 Book of the Year Finalists Announced

    ForeWord Reviews

    ForeWord Reviews Announces 2012 Book of the Year Awards Finalists.
    The Fallen Snow advances in two categories.  Read the announcement

  • Mon
    15
    Apr
    2013
    Wed
    17
    Apr
    2013

    The Fallen Snow heads to London

    London, UK

    The Fallen Snow will be featured in the "Current Finalists" section of the ForeWord Reviews magazine booth at the famed London International Book Festival being held April 15-17.

    London Book Fair / Novel Catalogue Entry

  • Thu
    25
    Apr
    2013

    The Fallen Snow is now on Nook

    The Fallen Snow is now available for nook e-readers, and of course continues to be available on Kindle and in paperback.

  • Wed
    01
    May
    2013

    Interview with Indie Author Land

    A brief interview with the founders of Indie Author Land. Read the Interview

  • Tue
    14
    May
    2013

    The Fallen Snow is now on iBooks

    The Fallen Snow is now available for purchase on Apple iBooks.

  • Wed
    29
    May
    2013
    Sat
    01
    Jun
    2013

    The Fallen Snow heads to NYC

    Book Expo America

    The Fallen Snow will be featured with other 2012 Book of the Year Finalists at the ForeWord Reviews booth during Book Expo America, the largest annual book trade fair in North America.

  • Thu
    27
    Jun
    2013
    Tue
    02
    Jul
    2013

    The Fallen Snow heads to Chicago

    American Library Association Conference

    The Fallen Snow will be featured as a ForeWord Reviews 2012 Book-of-the-Year current finalist during the American Library Association conference in Chicago.  The Book-of-the-Year winner will be announced at the conference on Friday, June 28.

  • Fri
    28
    Jun
    2013

    The Fallen Snow wins Book Award

    ALA Conference - Chicago, IL

    A finalist in two genres, The Fallen Snow received an Honorable Mention award at the ForeWord Reviews 2012 Book of the Year ceremony during the American Library Association National Convention in Chicago, Illinois.

    ForeWord Reviews Book Page | ForeWord Reviews Media Announcement

  • Sat
    06
    Jul
    2013

    Book Signing - Winchester, VA

    Winchester Book Gallery

    John will be discussing the novel and signing books at the Winchester Book Gallery, located along the outdoor walking mall in historic old town Winchester, Virginia. Read the article

  • Mon
    08
    Jul
    2013

    A Publishers Weekly Star

    a gripping tale of self-exploration and atonement . . . emotionally complex and brimming with grit”

    Publishers Weekly has awarded The Fallen Snow a starred review, reserved for books deemed outstanding in their genre. Read the review

  • Sat
    20
    Jul
    2013

    Book Signing - Niceville, Florida

    Bayou Books

    John will be discussing the novel and signing books at Bayou Book Company in his hometown of Niceville, Florida. Yes, John was born and raised in a town called "Niceville" before venturing north.

  • Mon
    05
    Aug
    2013

    Sacramento / San Francisco Book Review

    "a timeless and timely novel of the physical and emotional cost of war"

    The Sacramento / San Francisco Book Review has awarded The Fallen Snow 5-stars. Read the review

  • Sat
    10
    Aug
    2013

    Book Signing - Staunton, Virginia

    Bookworks

    John will be discussing the novel and signing books at Bookworks in historic downtown Staunton, Virginia. Staunton is the county seat of Augusta County, whose western ridges serve as the setting for the fictional town of Hadley.

  • Wed
    28
    Aug
    2013

    Audible Authors Interview

    San Francisco Book Review

    John discusses the novel and his writing process with the Editor-in-Chief of the San Francisco Book Review. (Note: This 30-minute recorded interview does include a few plot reveals)

    The interview is available via iTunes podcast (search for Audible Authors) or listen now via this direct link: Audible Authors

  • Sat
    14
    Sep
    2013

    17th Street Festival

    Washington, DC

    John will be chatting with attendees and signing books at the 3rd Annual 17th Street Festival in historic Dupont Circle.

  • Sun
    22
    Sep
    2013

    Book Signing - Middleburg, Virginia

    Middleburg, Virginia

    John will be discussing the novel and signing books at Common Grounds in historic Middleburg, Virginia, the heart of Virginia's Hunt Country. Second Chapter Books, whose owners have been strong advocates for the novel, are managing the event, scheduled 12 - 3 pm.

  • Mon
    07
    Oct
    2013

    A Sense of Place - Talk and Signing

    7:00 pmBlackburg, Virginia

    John is thrilled to be returning to Virginia Tech, where the seeds of The Fallen Snow were first planted. John will discuss "sense of place" at the Blacksburg Library, sharing recollections of Stadium Woods, an ancient parcel of white oak forest, and discussing the novel's own old growth forest setting. A portion of book sale proceeds from the event will benefit Friends of Stadium Woods, which advocates the permanent preservation of this unique and threatened forest.

  • Wed
    09
    Oct
    2013
    Sun
    13
    Oct
    2013

    The Fallen Snow heads to Frankfurt

    Frankfurt Book Fair

    The Fallen Snow will be featured with the 2012 Book of the Year Award Winners at the ForeWord Reviews booth of the Frankfurt Book Fair, the largest annual book trade event in Europe.

  • Fri
    11
    Oct
    2013
    Tue
    12
    Nov
    2013

    An October Book Club Selection!

    Reading Group Guides

    The Fallen Snow is a Reading Group Guides featured title for the month of October. As such, the novel and its associated discussion guide are being highlighted on their welcome page as well as in the monthly newsletter provided to member book clubs from coast to coast.

    Reading Group Guides Welcome Page | The Fallen Snow Discussion Guide

  • Tue
    12
    Nov
    2013

    The Fallen Snow is now on Kobo

    The Fallen Snow is now available for Kobo e-readers, and of course continues to be available on Kindle, Nook and iBooks.

  • Fri
    15
    Nov
    2013

    Hardcover Edition Released

    Just in time for the holidays, a new hardcover edition joins the paperback and digital editions currently available from bookstores and at online retailers.

  • Thu
    21
    Nov
    2013

    Discussion at Four Seasons Books

    7:00 pmShepherdstown, West Virginia

    John is delighted to be included in the autumn series of Appalachia-themed books hosted by Four Seasons Books in historic Shepherdstown, WV. He will join readers on the evening of Thursday, Nov 21, to give a talk and participate in a discussion about The Fallen Snow.

  • Sun
    24
    Nov
    2013

    A Gift Idea - Author Signed Copies

    Signed copies of The Fallen Snow are available now at the Stone Cabin Press online store. Please consider them for your holiday gift list.

  • Wed
    27
    Nov
    2013

    The Fallen Snow on NPR

    NPR's Morning Edition

    Robbie Harris, WVTF New River Valley Bureau Chief, discussed The Fallen Snow with John. The segment aired across Virginia during NPR’s Morning Edition and on All Things Considered on November 27, 2013. Listen here.

  • Sat
    30
    Nov
    2013

    Small Business Saturday

    Independent Bookstores Everywhere

    Remember to support independent booksellers in your community this season! While The Fallen Snow is now available via bookstores nationwide, it is independents who embraced it from the start.

    DC favorite Politics & Prose generated galley copies on their "Opus" Espresso Book Machine, hosted John's first reading, and spread the news of the novel's Publishers Weekly starred review. Fenwick Street Books in Leonardtown, Maryland, extended an initial welcome beyond the city, followed by the Winchester Book Gallery in Virginia. The ranks have grown steadily from there, with stores carrying the novel, featuring the book and hosting readings and discussions. So it is with pleasure John returns that support now. He will even be moonlighting as a bookseller at Politics & Prose for the celebration. Please do your part as well - shop at a local bookstore today!

    Of special note, this year Small Business Saturday happens to fall one day shy of the the first ever sale of The Fallen Snow, which fittingly took place at Politics & Prose.