Book Promo Video . . . Almost Perfect


My first historical thriller novel was written while I was living in a 13th Century stone Chateau in the south of France several years ago.  The house had a magic of its own and it seems as if the carved stone staircase and old cellar “pulled” the story out of me, line by line.

I furiously studied the amazing and gruesome history of the Languedoc region of the 13th Century Catholic crusades, the Inquisition, and a small but powerful religious order known as the Cathars.  The more I read and researched, the more vivid the plot of my novel became.

Almost PerfectRecently I had the opportunity to return to the Chateau with a small film crew and we put together a short promo video for my novel, Almost Perfect, which is currently only available as an eBook on Amazon but will soon ( a couple of months) be available in paperback.

Here is the video:

If you have a Kindle or an iPad or PC, use the Kindle App to download this exciting historical thriller and immerse yourself in crusades, the inquisition, murder and a timeless love affair.

You can find all my novels at my novels website.

Tight Lines . . .

John R Childress

About johnrchildress

John Childress is a pioneer in the field of strategy execution, culture change, executive leadership and organization effectiveness, author of several books and numerous articles on leadership, an effective public speaker and workshop facilitator for Boards and senior executive teams. In 1978 John co-founded The Senn-Delaney Leadership Consulting Group, the first international consulting firm to focus exclusively on culture change, leadership development and senior team alignment. Between 1978 and 2000 he served as its President and CEO and guided the international expansion of the company. His work with senior leadership teams has included companies in crisis (GPU Nuclear – owner of the Three Mile Island Nuclear Plants following the accident), deregulated industries (natural gas pipelines, telecommunications and the breakup of The Bell Telephone Companies), mergers and acquisitions and classic business turnaround scenarios with global organizations from the Fortune 500 and FTSE 250 ranks. He has designed and conducted consulting engagements in the US, UK, Europe, Middle East, Africa, China and Asia. Currently John is an independent advisor to CEO’s, Boards, management teams and organisations on strategy execution, corporate culture, leadership team effectiveness, business performance and executive development. John was born in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and eventually moved to Carmel Highlands, California during most of his business career. John is a Phi Beta Kappa scholar with a BA degree (Magna cum Laude) from the University of California, a Masters Degree from Harvard University and was a PhD candidate at the University of Hawaii before deciding on a career as a business entrepreneur in the mid-70s. In 1968-69 he attended the American University of Beirut and it was there that his interest in cultures, leadership and group dynamics began to take shape. John Childress resides in London and the south of France with his family and is an avid flyfisherman, with recent trips to Alaska, the Amazon River, Tierra del Fuego, and Kamchatka in the far east of Russia. He is a trustee for Young Virtuosi, a foundation to support talented young musicians. You can reach John at or
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