New Author – Amber Topp

Double Dagger Books has always used the idea of “books we want to read” as our guiding light when deciding what to publish. That’s why we’re really excited to announce our first collection of poetry, entitled “Night Vision,” by serving Canadian Armed Forces member Amber Topp. Amber’s written work focuses on healing from trauma, using poetry as the vehicle to explore a process that many veterans (and others) will be able to relate to. You can read all about Amber here, and watch this space for announcements about a publication date.

New Author – Phil Gurski

Double Dagger is committed to publishing books that illuminate military and security related topics that are either little known or ignored by others. Phil Gurski has spent his entire career shining bright lights in dark corners, showing us the threats that society sometimes finds more convenient to ignore or misunderstand. We’re very pleased to announce that we will be publishing an updated and expanded version of The Peaceable Kingdom in 2023, a clear-eyed view of terrorisms impact on Canada since Confederation.

Interview – John Barnes

Chief Warrant Officer John Barnes is a Canadian Army Veteran, who served over thirty years with The Royal Canadian Regiment. Most notably, he was the Company Sergeant Major of Charles Company during Operation MEDUSA, which saw the heaviest fighting sustained by the Canadian Army since the Korean War. His autobiographical book, White School, Black Memories, was released on 10 August, 2022.

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New Author – Gerry Madigan

Double Dagger is excited to announce a recent deal with Major (retired) Gerry Madigan, a former Canadian Army logistician and avid researcher. His work, “The Path to Victory was never Straight Nor True,” examines the Canadian response to the Second World War from an economic and policy point of view, as well as examining the extensive defence efforts within Canada, and their impact on the war.

New Author – Benjamin Inks

Double Dagger is incredibly excited to announce that we have signed United States Army veteran Benjamin Ink’s new work, Soft Targets. A Purple Heart recipient, Benjamin served three years in the United States Army and has worked an odd array of jobs—private investigator, personal trainer, security supervisor at a senior community. So far, the highlight of his résumé was teaching literature as a grad student at George Mason University. 

Soft Targets will launch early in 2023.

An Interview with Matt Hardman

Matt Hardman is a retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer who served onboard a submarine, two aircraft carriers, two amphibious transports, one submarine tender, and a destroyer. During his final tour of duty, he served as the Engineering Department Chief, or “Top Snipe,” for the USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). After retiring, he completed a Master’s in Writing from Johns Hopkins University. His upcoming novel, “Interdiction,” is a military thriller set aboard DDG 95.

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