2014 Appearances:

Jun. 6 RUI READING (Chicago, IL)
Jun. 7-8 PRINTERS ROW LIT FEST & MWA (Chicago, IL)
Aug. 14 CENTURIES & SLEUTHS READING (Forest Park, IL)
Oct. 3A NIGHT OF CRIME” at KGB Bar (New York, NY)
Nov. 13-15 BOUCHERCON (Long Beach, CA)
Dec. 6 CHICAGO BOOK EXPO (Chicago, IL)

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10/2014 – New crime anthology features Frieden’s short story: A.C. Frieden’s short story “The Rendezvous” is published in Down, Out and Dead, a collection of crime stories from twelve authors published by Down & Out Books. (Read press release PDF)

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10/2014 – Frieden heads to Nashville: A.C. Frieden arrived in the Tennessee capital to attend a law conference and to research various scenes for a new crime thriller. (Read press release PDF)

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10/2014 – Frieden tours the 9/11 Memorial Museum: A.C. Frieden spent an afternoon visiting the 9/11 Memorial Museum at the former “ground zero” site of the 2001 terrorist attack in Manhattan. (Read press release PDF)

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10/2014 – NYC’s KGB Bar hosts author A.C. Frieden: A.C. Frieden and five other top crime authors shared the spotlight at Manhattan’s renowned Cold War-themed bar for “a night of crime” reading. (Read press release PDF)

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08/2014 – A.C. Frieden signs books at Centuries & Sleuths: Frieden and three other top crime authors shared the spotlight at one of the Chicago area’s best bookstores. (Read press release PDF)

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07/2014 – Frieden tests his skills at New Mexico gun range: Author A.C. Frieden, who is a former military sniper, tested his marksmanship skills at a gun range in Albuquerque, New Mexico. (Read press release PDF)

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07/2014 – A.C. Frieden tours USAF “Crash Lab”: Frieden, who is an avid pilot, attended seminars and toured the USAF’s main flight safety and investigations center at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico. (Read press release PDF)

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06/2014 – Frieden visits historic Pine Bluff, Arkansas: Frieden visited the historic downtown of Pine Bluff, a once thriving town in central Arkansas, to include in one of his upcoming novels. (Read press release PDF)

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06/2014 – Frieden signs books at MWA pavilion: Frieden was interviewed and signed books at the Mystery Writers of America tent at this year’s Printers Row Lit Fest in Chicago (Read press release PDF)

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06/2014 – Frieden turns heads at Printers Row Lit Fest: Frieden’s publishers put on a spectacular exhibitor tent with a Cold War theme highlighting his spy thriller series. (Read press release 1 and press release 2 PDF)

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06/2014 – Chicago’s top reading series RUI hosts Frieden: Author A.C. Frieden read from his latest thriller, The Serpent’s Game, at RUI, Chicago’s most popular monthly reading series. (Read press release PDF)

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05/2014 – Frieden researches underwater scenes in Bonaire: Author-divemaster A.C. Frieden arrived in Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean, to dive and develop various scenarios for a new spy thriller that includes diving action scenes. (Read press release PDF)

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05/2014 – Frieden meets President Obama and Senator Dick Durbin: Frieden met the U.S. President, Senator Durbin and other influential Democrats at a small private reception at a friend’s home in Chicago’s Gold Coast. (Read press release PDF)

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05/2014 – Frieden becomes a PADI Divemaster: Author A.C. Frieden flew to Florida to complete his final phase of his open water requirements to become a certified PADI Divemaster, the first level professional diver certification. (Read press release PDF)

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02/2014 – Frieden returns to Uruguay: Author A.C. Frieden heads to Montevideo and Punta del Este to research a new spy thriller series, currently targeted for release in late 2017. (Read press release PDF)

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12/2013 – The Serpent’s Game gets more great reviews: A.C. Frieden’s latest Jonathan Brooks series thriller continues to receive great reviews three weeks into its launch. (Read press release PDF)

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12/2013 – Second thriller in Frieden’s series is released: Novelist A.C. Frieden’s The Serpent’s Game, second in the Jonathan Brooks series, is launched in paperback, Kindle and Nook versions. (Read press release 1 and press release 2 PDF)

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10/2013 – Frieden “dives” in a hyperbaric chamber: Thriller author A.C. Frieden, who is an avid diver and also a divemaster candidate, completed a “dive” in the largest hyperbaric chamber in Illinois. (Read press release PDF)

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09/2013 – A.C. Frieden attends Bouchercon 2013: Author A.C. Frieden and dozens of other crime fiction authors descend upon Albany, New York, for the genre’s largest annual convention. (Read press release PDF)

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09/2013 – Author A.C. Frieden visits Deauville, France: Thriller author A.C. Frieden headed to Normandy to visit the prestigious port village of Deauville to research an upcoming novel. (Read press release PDF)

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09/2013 – Frieden visits a nuclear missile submarine: Author A.C. Frieden arrived in Cherbourg, France to visit the former SSBN sub Le Redoutable and other submersibles on display at the Cité de la Mer, the city’s world-class maritime museum. (Read press release PDF)

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09/2013 – A.C. Frieden heads to Paris for research: Novelist A.C. Frieden’s latest book research takes him to various government sites and off-the-beaten-path neighborhoods in the French capital. (Read press release PDF)

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09/2013 – A.C. Frieden signs e-book deal with D&O Books: A.C. Frieden and D&O Books have signed a deal for publishing the e-book versions of Tranquility Denied and The Serpent’s Game. (Read press release PDF)

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08/2013 – Wreck diving in Lake Michigan: A.C. Frieden completed all the requirements to obtain his PADI Divemaster certification. (Read press release PDF)

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07/2013 – A.C. Frieden flies former US Navy aircraft: A.C. Frieden practiced high-adrenaline aerobatic maneuvers on a former U.S. Navy T-6 Texan from Gauntlet Warbirds. (Read press release PDF)

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06/2013 – Frieden signs books at Printers Row Lit Fest: A.C. Frieden participated at his publisher’s tent at the annual Printers Row Lit Fest in downtown Chicago. (Read press release PDF)

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05/2013 – Publisher announces third Jonathan Brooks thriller: The third installment of Frieden’s thriller series, The Pyongyang Option, is announced for a 2014 U.S. release. (Read press release PDF)

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05/2013 – Research in the Maldives: A.C. Frieden arrived in the Maldives to explore the South Ari Atoll and research parts of Malé for a new book. (Read press release 1 PDF and press release 2 PDF)

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05/2013 – A.C. Frieden tours Chernobyl nuclear power plant: Frieden visited the former nuclear Reactor No. 4 at Chernobyl and the nearby abandoned city of Pripyat. (Read press release PDF)

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05/2013 – A.C. Frieden visits former Soviet ICBM base: A.C. Frieden visited a former Soviet ICBM base in southern Ukraine, including the underground launch command silo. (Read press release PDF)

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05/2013 – Visiting Soviet-era aircraft in Kiev: A.C. Frieden visited dozens of Soviet-era fighters, bombers and helicopters on display at the National Aviation Museum in Kiev, Ukraine. (Read press release PDF)

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05/2013 – Piloting over Miami, Florida: A.C. Frieden continued his passion for the skies by piloting over the Miami area, including South Beach, Key Biscayne and the eastern Everglades. (Read press release PDF)

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05/2013 – Frieden arrives in New York: A.C. Frieden arrived in New York City for his legal work but also took the opportunity to do some research on a new book. (Read press release PDF)

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04/2013 – Frieden begins helicopter training program: A.C. Frieden began training for a helicopter add-on rating at Bachman Aero, near Chicago. (Read press release 1 PDF and press release 2 PDF)

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02/2012 – Frieden explores the mysterious Area 51: The site known for secret aviation research and alien sightings becomes Frieden’s latest research site. (Read press release PDF)

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02/2012 – Weapons training in Las Vegas: A.C. Frieden arrived in Las Vegas for a law conference but also took the opportunity to do some weapons training at a local firing range. (Read press release PDF)

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01/2013 – Piloting along the Uruguayan coast: A.C. Frieden piloted a Cessna along one the most interesting coastlines of South America, from Punta del Este to Montevideo. (Read press release PDF)

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01/2013 – Researching scenes in Uruguay: A.C. Frieden researches Punta del Este for new thriller scenes. (Read press release PDF)

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12/2012 – Searching for thriller scenes in Munich: A.C. Frieden arrived in Munich to research a fictional back story for an upcoming novel to visit an area museum. (Read press release PDF)

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12/2012 – Touring a German aviation museum: A.C. Frieden visited Cold War aircraft on display at the Oberschleissheim Aviation Museum near Munich, Germany. (Read press release PDF)

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12/2012 – A.C. Frieden arrives in Amsterdam: A.C. Frieden began a four-day work trip to the Netherlands, where he will also research a novel. (Read press release PDF)

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11/2012 – Hunting for scenes in Miami: A.C. Frieden arrived in Miami, Florida, to research venues for an upcoming thriller (Read press release PDF)

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11/2012 – Frieden attends Obama victory celebration: A.C. Frieden was a VIP guest at President Obama’s victory event at McCormick Place in Chicago (Read press release PDF)

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10/2012 – Frieden attends Bouchercon: A.C. Frieden attended Bouchercon 2012 in Cleveland and participated in an exciting panel of thriller authors (Read press release PDF)

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10/2012 – Bouchercon 2012 author panel: A.C. Frieden will speak on a panel with leading thriller authors at this year’s Bouchercon in Cleveland, Ohio, Oct. 4-7. (Read panel announcement PDF)

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09/2012 – Researching scenes in Philadelphia: A.C. Frieden arrived in Philly to speak at a conference and to research select downtown scenes for a new book. (Read press release PDF)

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09/2012 – Frieden meets Cokie Roberts: A.C. Frieden met acclaimed journalist-author Cokie Roberts, a contributing analyst for National Public Radio and political commentator for ABC News, at an ACC event in Chicago. 

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07/2012 – ThrillerFest 2012 in NYC: A.C. Frieden attended the largest conference in the thriller/suspense genre with hundreds of fellow fiction authors from around the world. (Read press release 1 and press release 2 PDF)

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07/2012 – Research in Havana, Cuba: A.C. Frieden arrived in the Cuban capital to investigate various parts of the city and delve into the local culture for information on an upcoming thriller. (Read press releases PDF)

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06/2012 – Frieden earns his seaplane rating: A.C. Frieden headed to Lino Lakes, near Minneapolis, for a weekend-long training course on a Cessna 172 seaplane and passed his checkride. (Read press release PDF)

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06/2012 – Exploring shipwrecks in Lake Michigan: A.C. Frieden went scuba diving in two old wrecks located in Lake Michigan. (Read press release PDF)

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06/2012 – Piloting over northern Illinois: A.C. Frieden continued his passion for the skies by piloting over northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin.

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06/2012 – Printers Row Lit Fest 2012 in Chicago: A.C. Frieden attended Chicago’s largest book fair, signing books and chatting with visitors at his publisher’s tent. (Read press release PDF)

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05/2012 – Researching scenes in Belize: A.C. Frieden went to Belize to research underwater scenes and gather information on Ambergris Caye to use for an upcoming novel. (Read press release PDF)

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05/2012 – Frieden heads to New Orleans: A.C. Frieden arrived for a weekend of research and fun in the Crescent City, the home of the main protagonist in his Jonathan Brooks thriller series,. (Read press release PDF)

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03/2012 – Attending a conference in Indianapolis: A.C. Frieden arrived in Indianapolis for a conference and to inspect various local bookstores in preparation for a future Midwest book tour. 

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03/2012 – Meeting journalist-author Jeffrey Goldberg: A.C. Frieden met acclaimed journalist Jeffrey Goldberg, a national correspondent for The Atlantic, at an event hosted by the American Jewish Committee. (Read press release PDF)

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02/2012 – Scuba diving in caves: A.C. Frieden went diving in Bonne Terre Mine, Missouri, to gather ideas for scenes in a future book featuring cave diving. (Read press release PDF)

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02/2012 – Frieden speaks at Chicago-area high school: A.C. Frieden was invited to speak at Steinmetz High School about North Korea, his on-site research, and his photography book on that country. (Read press release PDF)

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02/2012 – Completing special kayak training: A.C. Frieden took a specialty course from Kayak Chicago over four weeks to master advanced kayaking techniques. (Read press release PDF)

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02/2012 – Frieden attends Chicago fashion show: A.C. Frieden attended a top Chicago fashion show, featuring various local artists, designers and celebrities. (Read press release PDF

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01/2012 – Researching Cabo Polonio, Uruguay: A.C. Frieden made his second visit to this remote South American village that is home to hundreds of artists. (Read press release PDF

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01/2012 – Writing Retreat in Punta del Diablo: A.C. Frieden attended a top Chicago fashion show, featuring various local artists, designers and celebrities. (Read press release PDF)

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12/2010 – Researching Cold War Relics in NYC: A.C. Frieden arrives in New York City to tour the USS Intrepid aircraft carrier, USS Growler submarine, and other Cold War era sites. (Read press release PDF)

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12/2010 – Publisher Co-Sponsored Gala: A.C. Frieden attended a special gala dinner at the Ritz Carlton Chicago co-sponsored by his publisher, Avendia Publishing. (Read press release PDF)

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12/2010 – War on Terror Conference: A.C. Frieden attends a special conference co-hosted by Human Rights Watch and the Chicago Bar Association featuring various former government counter-terrorism experts (Read press release PDF)

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11/2010 – Frieden Meets New Swiss Ambassador: A.C. Frieden meets Ambassador Manuel Sager, other diplomats, and trade representatives, including experts on the publishing and entertainment industries. (Read press release PDF)

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11/2010 – Novels Research in Los Angeles: A.C. Frieden visits Los Angeles to research scenes and to prepare for 2011 book promotions. (Read press release PDF)

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9/2010 – Unmasking Cold War Secrets in Bulgaria: A.C. Frieden arrives in Sofia, Bulgaria to search for scenes for a new thriller and to dig up the secrets from the Cold War. (Read press release PDF and literary travel blog)

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9/2010 – Investigating Romania’s Espionage Past: A.C. Frieden spent time in Bucharest, Romania to examine the country’s intelligence services, particularly during the Ceauçescu dictatorship. (Read press release PDF and literary travel blog)

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9/2010 – Researching NATO’s Bombing of Former Yugoslavia: The 1999 bombing is the focus of A.C. Frieden’s research in Belgrade, Serbia for a new espionage thriller currently in development. (Read both press releases: Bombing PDF and Book Scenes  PDF and literary travel blog)

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7/2010 – Book Cover Photo Shoot: A.C. Frieden had a daylong photo shoot for new book covers and his literary website by Chicago photographer Christopher Hall.

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6/2010 – Author Reunion: A.C. Frieden attends a reunion of authors and friends, including Patricia Rosemoor, Marcus Sakey, Jamie Freveletti, from the “Chicago Contingent” writers’ group.

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5/2010 – Research in Central Mexico: A.C. Frieden searches for scenes in the historic town of San Miguel de Allende. (Read press release PDF and literary travel blog)

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3/2010 – Scenes for a Sequel in New Orleans: A.C. Frieden heads to New Orleans to research scenes for a new thriller. (Read press release PDF and literary travel blog)

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1/2010 – Research in Brazil and Uruguay: A.C. Frieden heads to southern Brazil and Uruguay to research scenes for a novel and to fly for an aerial photography book.  (Read press release PDF, literary travel blog, and Pilot Blog)

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10/2009 – Research in Holland: A.C. Frieden travels to the Netherlands for research on a new fiction novel and to fly for his an aerial photography book.  (Read press release PDF, literary travel blog, and Pilot Blog)

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9/2009 – Lifting the Veil on North Korea: A.C. Frieden arrives in North Korea for a rare look at this isolated nation.  (Read both press releases: Pyongyang PDF and Kaesong/DMZ PDF and travel blog)

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9/2009 – Finding Scenes in Beijing: A.C. Frieden heads to Beijing, China, to develop scenes for a new thriller and to research the capital’s landmarks for a historical novel.  (Read press release PDF)

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8/2009 – Crime Scenes in Mexico: A suburb of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, became A.C. Frieden’s latest research venue for crime scenes in an upcoming book.  (Read press release PDF)

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8/2009 – Investigating the Honduran Coup: Author A.C. Frieden headed to Tegucigalpa, Honduras, to investigate the ongoing crisis triggered by the coup d’état.  (Read press release PDF and travel blog)

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7/2009 – Fiction and Non-Fiction in New York: A.C. Frieden headed to New York to add content for his upcoming aerial photography book as well as to find scenes in Manhattan’s financial district for a new thriller.  (Read press release PDF and Frieden’s pilot blog)

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6/2009 – Research in Croatia: A.C. Frieden arrived in Croatia to research the 1991-92 siege of Dubrovnik for scenes relating to the back story to an upcoming novel.  (Read press release PDF)

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6/2009 – Research in Northern Italy: A.C. Frieden headed to Verona to research scenes for an upcoming novel and to Lake Como and Venice to add content for his upcoming aerial photography book.  (Read press release PDF)

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6/2009 – Book Promo and Research in Switzerland: A.C. Frieden traveled to Geneva, Andermatt and Lugano for two literary projects and to begin preparations for a book tour next year.  (Read press release PDF)

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5/2009 – Researching Scenes in Sweden and Denmark: Stockholm, Goteborg and Copenhagen were Frieden’s latest venues to research Cold War era scenes and collect information for his upcoming thriller.  (Read press release PDF and also visit Frieden’s pilot blog)

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2/2009 – Investigating Uruguayan Politics: A.C. Frieden traveled to Uruguay to interview politicians, journalists and authors with a stake in this South American country’s upcoming presidential election. (Read press release PDF and versión en español PDF)

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12/2008 – Research in Panama: A.C. Frieden arrived in Panama to continue his research for an upcoming political thriller set in Latin America. (Read press release PDF)

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11/2008 – Research in Morocco: A.C. Frieden traveled to Morocco to continue his research for his thriller The Serpent’s Game. He worked on scenes in Marrakech, in the Atlas Mountains, Ait Ben Haddou and Ouarzazat. (Visit “The Frieden Trails” travel blog and press release PDF)

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11/2008 – Research in France: A.C. Frieden arrived in Paris, France, to continue his research for two novels. His research included finding information about Paris in 1951. (Visit “The Frieden Trails” literary travel blog and press release PDF)

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10/2008 – Research in Chile: A.C. Frieden traveled to Santiago, Chile, to continue his research for an upcoming political thriller set in Latin America. The trip included interviews with other authors, politicians, diplomats and members of academia. (Visit “The Frieden Trails” literary travel blog and press release PDF)

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9/2008 – Book Launch: On September 23rd A.C. Frieden and several of his co-authors of SIN: A Deadly Anthology attended a reading at Quimby’s Books in Chicago. Readers include A.C. Frieden, Jamie Freveletti, Julia Borcherts and others. (Read press release PDF)

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