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The Party Dolls now online at Pikes Peak Library District

Great news for Colorado readers! The Pikes Peak Library District has added The Party Dolls to its online library. PPLD members can find the book at this link or by browsing their online Nonfiction catalog. And it appears that other library districts around the country can add the book, too. The Biblioboard Library says readers can ask their local library branches to add the books you want!

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Thanks to everyone who came out to George’s book signing Dec. 3 at the Colorado Springs Tattered Cover. George shared the floor with three other local writers, but George’s guest, former POW and US Navy (Retired) Captain Mike McGrath, stole the show. Mike drew the cover art for The Party Dolls, and six of the inside images are from his own book. He held visitors rapt with his stories and humor, and signed George’s books with some additional hand-drawn art. It was a great event, and we’re humbly grateful to Tattered Cover, and our friends and readers who came out.

A great event at Tattered Cover Dec. 3!

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Another accolade!
A double finalist!

THE PARTY DOLLS has been named a finalist in two categories of the 2022 Independent Author Network Book Awards, for History and True Story. We’re honored and humbled by this recognition. Here’s a link to the full list of winners and finalists at the 2022 IAN awards.

The Party Dolls: book signing and discussion Dec. 3

Join George for a book signing and discussion of The Party Dolls Saturday, Dec. 3, 2-5 p.m. at the Colorado Springs Tattered Cover! We'll have a special guest: former POW, author, illustrator, aviator and key character in the escape story, U.S. Navy (Ret.) Captain John Michael "Mike" McGrath.

Bring your own book or buy a copy there and get it signed by the author and one of the story's heroes!




Colorado Springs readers interested in George’s books can now skip the wait for delivery and get instant gratification! THE PARTY DOLLS is now available at two of Colorado Springs’ coolest bookstores—Poor Richard’s and Tattered Cover—and Poor Richard’s stocks SOUL AFFLICTED, too!


Both stores are downtown on Tejon Street, Poor Richard’s is a few doors south of Boulder Street at 320 N. Tejon St., while Tattered Cover is two blocks away, just north of Kiowa Street at 112 N. Tejon. Both stores feature awesome coffee and wine bars, so grab a book and a beverage the next time you’re strolling the city’s cool little downtown! 

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“Colorado Springs man details escape from Vietnam prison in self-published book”

On Sunday Feb. 6, 2022, Military Life page, George’s story was published.

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Some of the POWs interviewed for THE PARTY DOLLS have died since the interviews 20 years ago. Throughout the publication process, George and has team had been trying to reach the families of those POWs to let them know of the book and share their loved ones’ interviews with them.

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Until this story on March 31, 2021, George and his team still had not found the family of Room 6 prisoner and retired Air Force Lt. Colonel Al Meyer. However, a TV station in his hometown of College Station interviewed author George Hayward about The Party Dolls. George asked for help in finding Meyer’s family, and within two hours of the story airing, he was talking to Meyer’s wife on the phone! One of her relatives saw the story, called her, and they connected soon after. Thank you, Bary Roy at KCEN!



In August 2021, George gave a virtual presentation about The Party Dolls to the Wisconsin Veterans Museum.

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Inspired by George’s stories and the Ripple Effect of Humanity,

and want to learn more?

To learn more about his books, schedule an interview, or book an event:

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