Butterfly wings and hurricanes...A fascinating story that brings a clear focus to the cascading impact of our "human" decisions on the lives of others as well as on our own lives. Great read!
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To schedule the authors to speak at your event, please contact Hummingbirdpress@verizon.net  There is no charge to your organization. You can choose from several thought provoking topics, including: 1) how 9-11 inspired the novel and how the authors collaborated thousands of miles apart; 2) Plot themes and parallel lessons of the characters; 3) The Role of Literary Fiction in changing cultural norms; 4) Why the 'War on Terror' failed and what can be done about it. For topic details contact Hummingbird Press.

Thomas DiCarlo and Connie Atkinson co-wrote the mystical-thriller, The Brotherhood of Purity, in response to the events of 9-11. Tom witnessed the Twin Towers fall and narrowly escaped being in the North Tower at Windows on the World that morning by a twist of fate. It saved him and five members of his staff.

The trauma Tom experienced, however, was so great that his sister, Connie, convinced him to write a story about terrorism, and how the mystical sometimes intercedes in our lives at just the right times. Connie thought that, perhaps, writing about it would help heal her usually boisterous, joyful brother who had become withdrawn and sullen. Happily, was she right, and the siblings have completed the first volume in the series.

The Brotherhood of Purity is a contemporary literary novel based on the central and crucial issue of our time – the ongoing rise of terrorism and the struggle to find a road to lasting peace.  It is written in the tradition of history’s great authors, whose stories inspired us and changed our culture.

Published Articles Relating to the Novel's Theme:

Roll Call:   http://www.rollcall.com/news/on_mike_tyson_and_the_war_on_terror_commentary-229651-1.html

Hernando Today:   http://heedit.tbo.dc.publicus.com/he/list/hernando-columns/whats-wrong-with-the-war-on-terror-20131114/.

Freeewspos.com:   http://www.freenewspos.com/news/latest/39%20Miracle/2

Walla Walla Union Bulletin:    http://union-bulletin.com/news/2013/dec/13/mike-tyson-and-war-terror/

Author interview with Connie Atkinson
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Contact Tom at: tdc@thebrotherhoodofpurity.com

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Thomas lives on Long Island with his family and Connie lives in New Zealand with her husband.  This is their first novel.

Appearance Schedule:

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Event / Place  Authors Date / Time 
Dan Rivers Show - WKBN Radio AM 570  Tom and Connie Monday, November 11, 2013 @ 11am 
Ron Williams Show - WCIT Radio AM 960  Tom DiCarlo Monday, November 11, 2013 @ 3pm
Larry Rifkin Show - WATR Radio AM 1320  Tom and Connie Friday, December 20, 2013 @ 11:30 am
Valley Stream Public Library, L.I. NY  Tom and Connie Sunday, January 12, 2014 @ 2pm 
Port Washington Public Library L.I. NY  Tom and Connie Tuesday, January 14, 2014 @ 7pm 
Longbeach Public Library L.I. NY  Tom and Connie Tuesday, January 28, 2014 @ 2pm 
Baha'i Center of Nassau County, Valley Stream, NY  Tom and Connie Saturday, Feburary 1, 2014 @7:30pm 
Womens International Group - WINGS - Whangarei, NZ Connie Atkinson Tuesday, September 30, 2014 @ 7:30 pm
Pathways of Learning w/ Sister Pappas - SiriusXM Ch.129 Tom DiCarlo Saturday, October 4, 2014 @ 7am and 6pm
Pathways of Learning w/ Sister Pappas - SiriusXM Ch.129 Tom DiCarlo Saturday, November 8, 2014 @ 7am and 6pm
Whangarei Public Library - Whangarei, NZ Connie Atkinson Saturday, November 15, 2014 @ 11am
Tuatara Design Store - Whangarei, NZ Connie Atkinson Friday, November 21, 2013 @ 5pm
Pathways of Learning w/ Sister Pappas - SiriusXM Ch.129 Tom DiCarlo Tuesday, November 25, 2014 @ 7am and 6pm
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