Sean Chercover Reviews The Fort

This is so awesome! Thanks for the great review, Sean!

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19 Responses to Sean Chercover Reviews The Fort

  1. Kelaine Mish says:

    You mentioned in an earlier post that you are doing a booktalk/signing related to the release of “The Fort”. Where and when will it be??
    Love your books and recommend them to people at the EGR branch of KDL as often as possible!

    • admin says:

      Hi Kelaine,

      My author talk is scheduled for July 23rd at Schuler Books and Music on 28th Street. It will be an abbreviated session, as there will be other authors presenting as well, but it should still be a pretty good time.

      That said, thanks tons for recommending my books to the patrons of your library! I’m a big fan of the KDL and libraries in general, and if you guys have yet to get your hands on any of my recent stuff, let me know so I can help you get some copies into circulation. I have a very cool publisher :-)

      In addition, if you ever have a spot open for an author to stop by and do a spot at the library, I’m all ears. Life since retiring to write full time makes for a joyfully flexible schedule.

  2. Jeremy Brown says:


    Congrats on your success! We crossed paths waaaaay back on the Sherdog forums and chatted about writing a bit, and when Amazon sent me a message about “The Fort” by Aric Davis, I thought, “Hey, I know that name!”

    Great job on everything, and I’m looking forward to reading your latest work. If you’re ever down in Kalamazoo give me a shout and I’ll buy you a tasty beverage.

    All the best,

    • admin says:

      Thanks Jeremy!

      I hope you dig The Fort, and the next time I make it to Kalamazoo, I’ll shoot you a message. I do really like Bell’s, so a trip is pretty much mandatory.


  3. Jay Marcus says:

    Hi Aric! Congrats on the success of The Fort. I was hoping to message you directly but couldn’t find the place to do so. Since this is public, I’ll be less than specific – I’m the Creative Executive at a major film production company in Hollywood and was looking to find out if you have an agent or someone repping the adaptation rights to the book. Any information would be so appreciated. The story is ripe for a feature film!
    Hopefully my direct email is visible to you so perhaps we can connect that way. Thanks so much!

  4. Kay says:

    Hey! I just picked up The Fort and am anxious to get started. But just wanted to say that I read A Good and Useful Hurt last year, and the book has stayed in my brain like few books rarely do. I read A LOT, and cover many different genres. But A Good and Useful Hurt had a “something something” that made a distinct impression with me that rarely happens. I’m not sure I can even explain it. One of these days I plan to get a tattoo, and believe me, I’m not the typical demographic that walks through the door of a tattoo shop :-))
    I’ve got the rest of your books on my wish list – keep up the great work, and holler if you ever meander down to Asheville NC!

    • admin says:

      Hi Kay,

      I’m so glad that you enjoyed Hurt, and that you stopped by! I hope that you enjoy The Fort too, and I have a feeling that you probably will. Now onto the important stuff, tattoos!

      One thing that always struck me while working in the tattoo shop was how many people-and I mean on a daily basis-came in thinking that they weren’t the typical tattoo shop customer. Believe it or not, there are a whole lot of folk walking around out there with ink that you would never guess would have a tattoo. Grandparents, lawyers, extremely religious types, I’ve seen just about every walk of life walk through those doors. I have a feeling that if you do get tattooed you’ll probably see some more people there that will be wondering how they wound up at a tattoo parlor as well!

      If you have any questions about how and where to get tattooed, feel free to drop me a line and I’ll give you some tips. There is no reason for you to have a bad experience, and if you find the right shop, you’re pretty much guaranteed to have a great one!

      Thanks for the invite, and thanks for reading my work. I really appreciate it.

  5. Steve says:


    I opened my browser to Amazon today and you were staring at me. I moved back to gr and saw Crowley recently. He said that you we’re now brothers-in-law and that you quit the shop to do your art full time. That is incredible and fabulous. Continued wishes to great success.

    • admin says:

      Hi Steve,

      Hope I didn’t freak you out to much from my spot on Amazon! I imagine that I probably made a few people do a double take, but it was super cool of them to feature me like that. Glad you stopped by.


  6. Colleen says:

    Couldn’t find an email so I will just leave this here. Just finished Nickel Plated and LOVED it. I saw an old blog entry that said no sequel yet at that point. Hoping there is one (or more!) in the works eventually. Fantastic book, can’t wait to read more of your stuff!

  7. So excited to have found my new favorite author! I devoured The Fort over the 4th of July while hosting, and ignoring friends, at Torch Lake and quickly looked for other books you’ve written. I played hookey today from work to start and finish Nickel Plated, which may be my favorite read of all time. Your stories and characters are refreshing and original, and I want to be best friends with all these young unexpected heroes you’ve brought to life on page. I beg you to come up with a sequel to Nickel Plated and I can’t wait to see your stories adapted to the big screen. You are a huge new talent I’m so excited to have found your works. Best wishes for all the current accolades and surely future successes. I’m going to download A Good and Useful Hurt now and hope to finish it by morning :)

    • admin says:

      Hi Tracy,

      I’m so glad that you’re enjoying my writing. If you did in fact read AGaUH last night, I hope that it didn’t get you too hard. There are definitely a few moments in that book that tend to surprise readers, and I can’t imagine discovering them in an all night reading binge. Thanks for the support and for being so nice, I really appreciate it. For what it’s worth, I really wish I could hang with some of those folks too.


      • Aric,

        So excited you’ve spoken to my friend Laurel. A GREAT peron to know and cool and sweet to boot! Passed out after too many late night readings of your books. Looking Forward to finishing the second act tonight. Darker more adult surprises for sure, but equally great! Excited to not slep tonight ….

  8. Laurel Ward says:


    My friend Tracy Hickman turned me on to The Fort last night and I stayed up all night reading it. I’ve just downloaded Nickel Plated and I don’t think I’m going to get much work done today until I finish it. But what a great day I’m going to have! I’m a film producer in LA now but grew up in Sturgis, Michigan. I’d love to talk/email with you about your writing. You have such a strong, clear writing voice. I can’t remember the last time I read a book where the characters (which seems weird to say because they feel so real) have struck such a chord in me. Thanks for all the voices in your head that jumped onto the page.

  9. Brian Jerzyk says:

    I wanted to share, with you, how I imbrased you stories. Growing up, I was never the type to read books, let alone become emerged in them. I turned 30 not too long ago and found myself missing out on what “books” had to offer. I decided I was not going to let that road not go undiscovered. I first read “The Fort”. It was seriously the first book I found myself forming pictures in my head to related with the words I was reading. I was hooked! I read daily, and found myself becoming better at my new found talent. I finished my first book!!! It was great! I could recall the plot, the characters and, did it easily. I next read “A Good And Useful Hurt”. I wanted to see if it was just a fluke. It wasn’t! I enjoyed it, maybe more than my prior hurdle. I plan on reading all your works, in due time.
    I found it appropriate to contact u now because I am headed into MI to camp out and do a little fishing. I am from Whiting, IN by the way. I plan on making it to Baldwin where I will find a campground I visited once before when I was younger. Thought maybe you could direct me to a good tattoo shop?? Also I just wanted to say thank you. Simple as that. I’m not sure if you will but hope it does. People sometimes need a pat on the back! Haha. Keep Calm and Write On!
    B. Jerzyk

    • admin says:

      Hi Brian,

      I’m so glad that my writing could inspire you to read, there are really few compliments that would mean more to me, and if this sparks a lifelong love of the written word than that’s as good as it gets. I hope you have fun fishing in Baldwin, I’ve gone hunting there before but never fishing, and I bet you’ll have a great time. As for a Michigan tattoo parlor, my old home at Mos Eisleys in Grand Rapids would be pretty hard to beat. If you want to get some ink in Indiana, let me know and I’ll do some digging around.


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