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Francis Halpin

Mailing Address

Francis Halpin
PO Box 25653
Portland, OR 97298

About—FRANCIS H A L P I N

Bestselling author, Francis Halpin, is a native Oregonian. He currently lives in the Northwest Hills of Portland with his wife and three children. The family often spends time on the Oregon Coast in the small town of Manzanita, where they can sometimes be found browsing the book shelves of the local Cloud & Leaf Bookstore or hiking the trail to Neahkahnie Mountain.

He has been a fan of science fiction from a young age and enjoys reading fast-paced, suspenseful thrillers of different genres. In his debut series, The Seventh Guard, he bridges the fantasy of science fiction with real-world situations. The result is a fast-paced, sometimes comical, and suspenseful thriller that appeals to a broad audience.


News—PRESS & U P D A T E S

May 8, 2019

Book Life

The Baltimore Sun: www.baltimoresun.com

Gripping, captivating, and an all out science fiction adventure that you will not want to put down to till the very end. Author Francis Halpin will sweep you away with pure grit that only a seasoned pro can pull off.

April 29, 2019

Book Life

Book Life: www.booklife.com

PW Select Listings: A hidden code awakens a mysterious compulsion, leading a young man on a compelling journey of unearthly discovery—the truth lies beyond . . . Twenty-five-year-old Robert Lowden is awkward, abrasive, sarcastic—borderline dysfunctional. His part-time job at Best Buy doesn’t match his vision of success. He wants to be more than a repair agent—someone stuck fixing other people’s problems. (Print version page 56.)

April 28, 2019

ABC7

ABC 7: www.abc-7.com

Egg Hunt Coincides with The Release of Author Francis Halpin's Newest Book in Portland, Oregon Just in time for Easter, a four-pound white granite egg has been hidden in Portland, Oregon. Orchestrated by author Francis Halpin, the egg hunt and its accompanying prize of $500 celebrates the release of the second installment in his Seventh Guard series.

April 28, 2019

69 News

69 News WFMZ: www.wfmz.com

Fiction author Francis Halpin is celebrating the release of the second installment in The Seventh Guard series with a Portland-area egg hunt, to coincide with the book's early-spring release. The prize: $500, a party for up to 30 friends at Woven Wineworks in Portland's Pearl District, and the hidden white-granite egg as a trophy (a total cash value of USD $1,350).

April 28, 2019

WFMJ

21 WFMJ: www.wfmj.com

Fiction author Francis Halpin is celebrating the release of the second installment in The Seventh Guard series with a Portland-area egg hunt, to coincide with the book's early-spring release. The prize: $500, a party for up to 30 friends at Woven Wineworks in Portland's Pearl District, and the hidden white-granite egg as a trophy (a total cash value of USD $1,350).

April 28, 2019

News 6

News on 6: www.newson6.com

"Most of the clues are in Destiny Expires," says Halpin, "so if you do the legwork, you should know where to find the egg quickly upon receiving Inflection Points. Even though the egg is hiding in plain sight, you'll have to put your skills to work, and maybe the skills of your friends, to solve the puzzle and find the egg."

March 26, 2019

The Portland Tribune

Book Report by Michaela Bancud For the Tribune

Portland author Francis Halpin ("Destiny Expires") is hosting an egg hunt tied to the release of his follow-up book, "Inflection Points." Whoever finds the white-granite egg wins $500, a party at a Pearl District wine bar, and they can keep the egg, valued at $1,350. To unlock the egg's location — hidden in plain sight somewhere in Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington or Yamhill counties — it helps to have read "Destiny Expires" and "Inflection Points," which goes on sale April 30 on Amazon.

April 26, 2019

PW

Publishers Weekly - New Titles

Booksellers, publishers, librarians, and agents are encouraged to look at the 102 self-published titles below. Each appears with a list of retailers that are selling the book and a description provided by its author. Some of these writers are waiting to be discovered; others have track records and followings and are doing it on their own.

April 11, 2019

CISION

CISION PRWeb: www.prweb.com

Bridging fantasy and real life, the story centers on 25-year-old Robert Lowden, a borderline dysfunctional Portlander working at Best Buy who conducts bizarre experiments, many at the expense of his customers and his few friends. What he finds threatens to destroy humanity and himself. Will he be able to solve the mystery in time?

April 11, 2019

KVOO

98.5 KVOO: www.kvoo.com

Like Robert, fans of The Seventh Guardian series must put their detective skills to work. A four-pound white-granite egg is already hidden in plain sight somewhere on public property in Greater Portland (Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington, and Yamhill Counties). A phone number and code are etched on the bottom.

April 11, 2019

KTVN

KTVN 2 NEWS: www.abc-7.com

To claim the prize, call the number and provide the code. All of the information needed to find the egg is woven into the first two books of The Seventh Guard series, Destiny Expires and Inflection Points. The winner will likely have a strong understanding of the mysterious coordinate system in the novels, as well as the characters and story.

April 11, 2019

ONP

One News Page: www.onenewspage.com

Halpin lives in Portland's Northwest Hills with his wife and three children. His debut novel, Destiny Expires, received praise from such award-winning authors as K.J. Simmill (The Forgotten Legacies Series) and K.C. Finn (The Book of Shade, The Mind's Eye).

April 11, 2019

KAKE

ABC KAKE: www.kake.com

Egg Hunt Coincides with The Release of Author Francis Halpin's Newest Book in Portland, Oregon Just in time for Easter, a four-pound white granite egg has been hidden in Portland, Oregon. Orchestrated by author Francis Halpin, the egg hunt and its accompanying prize of $500 celebrates the release of the second installment in his Seventh Guard series.

April 11, 2019

Fox 34

FOX 34: www.fox34.com

Fiction author Francis Halpin is celebrating the release of the second installment in The Seventh Guardian series with a Portland-area egg hunt, to coincide with the book's early-spring release. The prize: $500, a party for up to 30 friends at Woven Wineworks in Portland's Pearl District, and the hidden white-granite egg as a trophy (a total cash value of USD $1,350).

February 12, 2019

KGW

Tonight with Cassidy (video)

Somewhere in Portland is a special egg. The hunt is on to find it and win a party. The clues lie in two books from a local author: francishalpin.com #TonightwithCassidy. KGW is the NBC affiliate in Portland, Oregon serving Oregon and Southwest Washington. The station has been honored as station of the year by the Oregon Association of Broadcasters for 13 of the last 14 years for its community service.

December 1, 2018

Manhold

John H Manhold Book Reviews: johnhmanhold.com

The Seventh Guard Destiny Expires: In all, the author has provided a fascinating tale of secret codes existing in commonly occurring phenomena surrounding us that should provide thoughtful moments for the alien theory devotee. Definitely a 4*- 5* for such readers and probably for computer addicts.