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9/2008 – Book Launch: September 3 is the official launch event for the book SIN: A Deadly Anthology held in conjunction with the popular “Reading Under the Influence” literary series. Readers include A.C. Frieden, Marc Paoletti, Patricia Rosemoor, and others. (Read announcement and press release PDF)

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8/2003 – Research in New Jersey: Author A.C. Frieden traveled to Philadelphia to research the USS New Jersey, a 45,000 ton battleship built in 1942 and used in several wars. The battleship is featured in his upcoming novel Woman At The Citadel, a story set in French Indochina. (see press release PDF for details)

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8/2008 – Colleague’s Book Launch: A.C. Frieden attends the launch event of friend and co-author Marcus Sakey’s latest crime novel, Good People, at The Book Cellar in Chicago. Sakey, Frieden and thirteen other Chicago authors wrote SIN: A Deadly Anthology, to be released Sept. 1, 2008.

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6/2008 – Research in Vietnam: A.C. Frieden visits Vietnam, in particular Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Co Loa, and Halong Bay, to research for his upcoming novel Woman At The Citadel. (Visit “The Frieden Trails” literary travel blog and press release PDF for details)

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5/2008 – Scouring Vegas and the Grand Canyon for Scenes: A.C. Frieden visits key sites in Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon for the ending scenes of his upcoming novel The Serpent’s Game, the sequel to his latest thriller Tranquility Denied. (Visit “The Frieden Trails” literary travel blog and press release PDF for details)

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4/2008 – Research in Mexico: A.C. Frieden visits Playa Del Carmen and Tulum, Mexico, to further develop two works in progress: a short story entitled “Adios Verdad” (Goodbye Truth) to be published in SEX: A Dangerous Anthology (release date: Dec. 2008) and his upcoming novel Where Spies Go To Die. (Visit “The Frieden Trails” literary travel blog and press release PDF for details)

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2/2008 – “Love is Murder” Conference: Avendia Publishing participates in the “Love is Murder” literary conference in Chicago, and A.C. Frieden and several co-authors of the upcoming book SIN: A Deadly Anthology (to be released Sep. 2008) attend the event as part of the book’s promotion. (Read press release PDF)

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1/2008 – Research in Argentina and Uruguay: A.C. Frieden visits key sites in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and then scouts for other scenes along Uruguay’s eastern coast for his upcoming novel Where Spies Go To Die. (Visit “The Frieden Trails” literary travel blog for Argentina and Uruguay trip details and press release PDF)

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11/2007 – Research in Bolivia: A.C. Frieden follows the trail of Che Guevara’s 1960s rebellion in eastern Bolivia for his upcoming novel Where Spies Go To Die. (Visit “The Frieden Trails” literary travel blog and read press release PDF)

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11/2007 – Book Research in Washington DC: A.C. Frieden arrived in Washington, D.C., on Memorial Day weekend to research scenes for two upcoming novels, as well as to develop some freelance political articles. (Read press release PDF)

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11/2007 – Returning to Post-Katrina New Orleans: A.C. Frieden returns to post-Katrina New Orleans, where he attended law school, to tour the reconstruction efforts as well as to add scenes to his upcoming novel The Serpent’s Game, the sequel to his latest thriller Tranquility Denied, where the main character is a New Orleans maritime lawyer. (Visit “The Frieden Trails” literary travel blog and read press release PDF)

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9/2007 – Research in Poland: A.C. Frieden visits Krakow, Poland, to research venues for key parts of his upcoming novel The Serpent’s Game, the sequel to his latest thriller Tranquility Denied. (Visit “The Frieden Trails” literary travel blog and read press release PDF)

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8/2007 – Research in Switzerland: A.C. Frieden visits Western Switzerland to add scenes to his upcoming novel The Serpent’s Game, the sequel to his latest thriller Tranquility Denied, and to research for a non-fiction book on Switzerland’s role during the Cold War.

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7/2007 – Investigating Venezuela’s Political Scene: A.C. Frieden investigates key sites in Caracas, Venezuela, and interviews several prominent figures, including Herma Marksman, an author and Hugo Chavez’s former lover of ten years, as well as various politicians, diplomats, and academics, as part of ongoing research for his upcoming novel Where Spies Go To Die. (Visit “The Frieden Trails” literary travel blog and read press release PDF)

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6/2007 – Finding Scenes in Mexico City: A.C. Frieden visits Mexico City to research scenes for key parts of his upcoming Latin America-based political thriller Where Spies Go To Die, and examines possible venues for a sequel to his first novel Canvas Sunsets Never Fade, much of which was set in Mexico. (Visit “The Frieden Trails” literary travel blog for details)

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3/2007 – Reading at Twilight Tales: Today, on January 3, author A.C. Frieden is the featured author at “Reading Under The Influence”, a popular Chicago literary series that regularly hosts top local authors. (Read press release PDF)

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1/2007 – Reading Under The Influence: Today, on January 3, author A.C. Frieden is the featured author at “Reading Under The Influence”, a popular Chicago literary series that regularly hosts top local authors. (Read press release PDF)

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12/2006 – “The Chicago Contingent” Author Holiday Party: Author A.C. Frieden and several colleagues who together form “The Chicago Contingent” meet for a holiday party, which will include discussions for a proposed anthology for the group. (Read press release PDF)

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12/2006 – Chicago Book Launch for Tranquility Denied: On December 14, over 130 guests attended the launch of Frieden’s latest thriller, Tranquility Denied, at After-Words Books, one of the largest independent bookstores in downtown Chicago. (Read announcement and press release)

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12/2006 – Frieden Meets NBA Star Thabo Sefolosha: Novelist A.C. Frieden met Chicago Bulls player and fellow Swiss, Thabo Sefolosha, at a holiday dinner co-sponsored by Avendia Publishing. (Read press release PDF)

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12/2006 – Book Trailer Produced for Tranquility Denied: A book trailer has been produced by Avendia Publishing for Frieden’s thriller Tranquility Denied. The 2-minute video features original footage, with local actors as well as footage taken in Russia. (Read press release PDF)

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12/2006 – Columbia College Lecture on Cross-Border Book Marketing: A.C. Frieden gave a presentation on international marketing of novels to arts management students at Columbia College Chicago. (Read press release PDF)

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12/2006 – Frieden Reads at Twilight Tales: On December 4, author A.C. Frieden was the featured author at Twilight Tales, Chicago’s longest running genre reading series. (Read press release PDF)

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11/2006 – Russian Book Launch for Tranquility Denied: On November 24, an international ensemble of VIPs and other guests marked the Moscow launch of Frieden’s latest thriller, Tranquility Denied, at Anglia British Bookstore, Russia’s largest English language bookstore. (Read announcement and press release PDF)

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9/2006 – Frieden Meets Swiss Ambassador to the U.S.: Author A.C. Frieden had the pleasure of meeting the Swiss Ambassador to the U.S., Urs Ziswiler, at a private dinner. Frieden presented Ambassador Ziswiler with a Swiss-American business publication, which Frieden edited. (Read press release PDF)

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6/2006 – Frieden Returns to Acapulco with New Novel: Author A.C. Frieden returned to Acapulco, Mexico, the setting for much of his first novel, Canvas Sunsets Never Fade. This was his first trip back since publishing the novel. (Read press release PDF)

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8/2004 – Chicago Book Launch for Canvas Sunsets Never Fade: A host of VIPs and other guests marked the launch of Frieden’s debut novel, Canvas Sunsets Never Fade, at After-Words Books in Chicago. (Read press release PDF and official event poster)

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3/2004 – Frieden Meets Author Hugo Loetscher: Aspiring author A.C. Frieden met Hugo Loetscher, a preeminent Swiss author during his reading at the Goethe Institute in Chicago. (Read press release PDF)

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1/2004 – A.C. Frieden Featured Author at Chicago Spy Ball: A.C. Frieden was the featured “spy novelist” at the second annual Spy Ball held at the Chicago’s Cultural Center. (Read press release PDF)

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1/2004 – Frieden Meets Author Peter Stobbe: Aspiring author A.C. Frieden met Peter Stobbe, a Swiss author during his reading at the Goethe Institute in Chicago. (Read press release PDF)

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11/2002 – A.C. Frieden Meets Oscar-Winning Director Xavier Koller: At an event featuring the screening of the 1990 Oscar-winning movie A Journey of Hope, A.C. Frieden met with the film’s director Xavier Koller. (Read press release PDF)

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9/2002 – Lecture on Literary Industry at Columbia College: A.C. Frieden gave a lecture on recent multimedia and technology developments relating to literary industry. (Read press release PDF)

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4/2002 – Literary Projects in Italy: Writer A.C. Frieden heads to Rome, Italy for freelance writing/editing and literary research. (Read press release PDF)

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10/2001 – Frieden visits Pentagon after 9/11: A.C. Frieden visits the Pentagon in Washington D.C. a month after the deadly attack. (Read press release PDF)

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9/2001 – Frieden with Official Delegation during 9/11 Attacks: On September 11, 2001, during the attack on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, Frieden was in Switzerland as part of an official delegation accompanying the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.  (Read press release PDF).

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9/2001 – Frieden Meets Spy Novelist Peter Zeindler: Aspiring author A.C. Frieden met the leading Swiss spy novelist, Peter Zeindler, during Zeindler’s reading at the Goethe Institute in Chicago. (Read press release PDF)

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9/2001 – Painter Margo Cuisinier Contributes to Book Cover: Chicago painter Margo Cuisinier finished a painting titled From Sand to Dust, originally based on a sketch by A.C. Frieden. An image of the new painting will be featured on the cover of Frieden’s upcoming paperback mystery, Canvas Sunsets Never Fade. (Read press release PDF)

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4/1999 – Frieden Researches Novel in West Africa: Writer A.C. Frieden traveled to Dakar, Senegal, to wrap up his research for his debut novel Canvas Sunsets Never Fade. (Read press release PDF)

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6/1998 – Frieden Researches Russia’s Capital: Writer A.C. Frieden goes to Moscow to research scenes and conduct interviews for his planned thriller Tranquility Denied. (Read press release PDF)

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4/1998 – Literary Research in New Orleans: Writer A.C. Frieden goes to New Orleans to continue his research for his planned thriller Tranquility Denied. (Read press release PDF)