[This isn't the first time I've been compared to Robert A. Heinlein, which I find flattering. - HAC]
Hi, Mr. Covington,
The young man you put me in touch with in Portland passed on a couple of your books. I just finished A Distant Thunder. I'm no literary critic but your style reminds me of Robert Heinlein. I don't read much fiction these days unless it's considered part of the "canon."
Just writing to say bravo! I enjoyed the book much more than I expected to, and I think it's very clever to cast a terrorism how-to manual in the form of a novel. I've got another volume of yours to get through now.
I'm interested in merchandise. Please don't be shy about announcing when and if that will be available.