BiographyMore than you wanted to know about Lonnie Colson

 

Lonnie Colson lives in Texas with his wife and children. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from West Texas A&M. Lonnie has enjoyed a 20-year career in public service, but his true passion is historical re-enactment. He recently commissioned a suit of fifteenth-century tournament armor with every intention of one day using it in an international jousting competition.

Lonnie cannot say with any certainty when his fascination with knights and armor first began. He grew up watching Arthurian movies such as Gawain and the Green Knight and Excalibur as well as reading Malory and Tennyson. Growing up in small-town Texas, Lonnie’s only outlet was dueling friends with trashcan lids and cane poles. His affinity with horses began at the age of eight or nine when his father bought him a stubborn Welsh pony named Strawberry. He would ride as often as he could convince his mother to saddle his horse.

Lonnie built a tiltyard in his backyard where he practices his knightly skills-at-arms with lance, spear, and sword. When he is not riding, he enjoys providing interactive educational demonstrations to groups ranging from kindergarten classes to high school cooperatives and children’s homes.

Now available everywhere!

The Second Great Mortality is a tale of Pestilence, warfare, and un-death. It represents my first full-length work of fiction. Proceeds from its sale will directly contribute to my jousting addiction.

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Weekend Novelist

I have been writing since first grade, though never in cursive. I love reading historical fiction and no period captivates me more than the Wars of the Roses.

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Backyard Daredevil

I first started riding about the age of eight or nine, and the dreams of knighthood began soon after. I recently commissioned a suit of tournament armor for use in jousting competitions.

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International Paintball Arms Dealer

Although I rarely find the time to play paintball anymore, my (masked) face still sometimes appears in magazine ads and on the side of the Tippmann trailer.

Upcoming Book Signing Events

Chivalry Today podcast available October 15

I will be discussing The Second Great Mortality on the October 2016 episode of Chivalry Today podcast: "Conversation #15 with author Lonnie Colson, author of The Second Great Mortality, a zombie apocalypse novel set in 15th century England. If zombie tales force us to confront the thin veneer of civility and humanity we live with in the modern world, what can a medieval zombie uprising teach us about the ideals of chivalry in 15th century culture (as well as today)? The Second Great Mortality is the perfect read for any medieval history enthusiast this Halloween season."

Chivalry Today explores the history, literature and philosophy of the code of chivalry. From medieval knights and the legends of King Arthur, to the modern ideals of ethics and personal honor that influence politics and lawmaking, business and finance, teaching and education, medicine and charity, relationships and romance, the code of chivalry is still alive and well in the 21st century.

Book signing June 12 at the Lewisville HPB

Come meet me at the Lewisville Half Price Books west of Vista Ridge Mall on Sunday, June 12, from 2 to 4 p.m. I will sell and sign copies of my recent novel The Second Great Mortality. Books will be sold independently while supplies last.

Half Price Books is located in Vista Ridge Plaza, 420 FM3040, Lewisville, TX 75067. For more information, please call the store directly at 972-459-3242.

Book signing June 26 at the Schaumburg HPB

Come meet me at the Schaumburg Half Price Books in the Woodfield Commons West shopping district on Sunday, June 26, from 2 to 4 p.m . I will sell and sign copies of my recent novel The Second Great Mortality. Books will be sold independently while supplies last.

Half Price Books is located in Woodfield Commons West, 1075 E Golf Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60173. For more information, please call the store directly at 847-995-0240.

Book signing July 22 at the Wellington Museum

Come meet me at the Collingsworth County Museum on the square in downtown Wellington on Friday, July 22, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the . I will sell and sign copies of my recent novel The Second Great Mortality. Books will be sold independently while supplies last. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the museum.

The Collingsworth County Museum is located at 824 East Ave, Wellington, TX 79095. For more information, please call the museum directly at 806-447-5327.

Where else can you get your book signed?

Fans of The Second Great Mortality who live outside of the Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area but want their copy signed by the author may send it to the publisher Knyghtly Armes. Remember to include a return mailer with proper postage.

Knyghtly Armes Publishing
111 East University Drive
Suite 105-150
Denton, Texas 76209 USA

Give it a read! Leave a review!

The Second Great Mortality is now available in trade paperback and digital download for every device. Amazon, Apple, and Barnes & Noble offer free previews. Pick up a copy today and give it a read. If you like it, Lonnie would love to hear about it by way of a quick review.

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Amazon.com

in trade paperback

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Apple iBooks

for iPhone, iPad and Mac

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Kindle Store

for the Kindle Reader

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Barnes & Noble

for the Nook Reader

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Goodreads Profile

visit Lonnie's author page