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D. Grant Fitter on Blog Tour for The Vatican Must Go, October 12-23

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The Vatican Must Go: An American Tale of Government Power and the Glory of Faith
by D. Grant Fitter

Publication Date: June 3, 2020
Paperback & eBook; 361 pages

Genre: Historical Fiction



It’s the 1920’s, Pancho Villa is gone, and Mexico is just settling into a new, post revolution form of democratic government. Vatican influence over the psyche of the country remains an enemy and so, power brokers south of the border have written a new constitution containing articles to strangle the power of the Catholic church over the citizenry and detaching it from Vatican control.

And so, Christ goes to war.

Back in United States, the possibilities are a welcome sight to certain people of power in a country where Protestant evangelism is a hallmark of the American Way.

If only a Mercenary Force could be dispatched to represent those American interests.

Enter Soldier of Fortune, Charlie Coates, who stealthily managed the bloody John D. Rockefeller strikebreaking campaign during the infamous Colorado Coalmining Wars.

The government of Mexico tried to disown the atrocities and battles of the early 20th Century Cristero War which claimed over 120,000 lives. It was a long and dirty war selectively forgotten by the official history curriculum.

The Vatican Must Go is one historical fiction account of what might have brought about all-out warfare against government attempts to stamp out Catholic Church control over the soul of Mexico.

Available on Amazon

About the Author

D. Grant Fitter is a citizen of North America. Born in Ontario, Canada and educated in Colorado, USA, he is convinced he was Mexican in his previous life. How else to explain such a strong attraction to all things Mexican, including his wife, Rita.

His business career includes long stints of work in Mexico City before yielding to a strong urge to pursue a livelihood in freelance journalism for seventeen years. Meanwhile, Fitter’s Mexico roots continued to call.

The Vatican Must Go is his second novel set in Mexico. His first, City of Promises, which is also available on Amazon, takes place in 1940s Mexico City and Veracruz during the glorious years of Mexico’s Golden Age. He likes to say you can’t know Mexico until you know Veracruz and Mexico City.

Be sure to look for Fitter’s third historical fiction novel to be released late this year. Sivia’s Story is set in the time period after The Vatican Must Go and immediately prior to City of Promises.

D. Grant Fitter lives in Woodbridge, Ontario and whenever possible, in the Colonial Jewel of a town, Taxco, Guerrero.

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Please join D. Grant Fitter as he tours virtually for City of Promises from April 14-May 15.

City of PromisePublication Date: January 22, 2013
Formats: Paperback, eBook

Genre: Historical Fiction

Is there an economic value of one’s soul? “By divine good fortune I live in the most glamorous era of a famously enticing city. By obscene misfortune I’m shut out by its ruling elite.” Daring ways to make it big are on offer in Mexico City in the 1940s, but best watch your back! If Arturo Fuentes barters virtue to maneuver in on the action, will the consequence of his choices be too much to bear?

The rebirth of one of the world’s most colorful cities forms the rich backdrop for this historically discerning tale of treachery, intrigue and political corruption.

“My entire family was stuck for generations in that isolated village south of Veracruz where I was born. When you’re fourteen, know you are a dreamer and learn to be a schemer, you can’t stay and so you start planning for the day.”

In 1941, 21-year-old Arturo Fuentes followed the beat to Mexico City.

“There was so much going on!”

Bottles of rum in smoke filled bars, sultry women and impassioned conversation, music and bright show lights calling. Murder and corruption.

“A man moving up meets all kinds of people in that seductive city. Powerful men to boost your business prospects or a real dish who will change your life. Without women, life is without drama.”

“Arturo has goodness in his heart. I could tell in an instant. He was so easy to love. Arturo couldn’t sense the warning signs like a woman does. That pack of important politicos sucked him in! You can’t play their games and expect to walk away.”

“She was right! Each day my reasons for quitting got bigger and the ways out got smaller. I had to do what I had to do to save my soul.”

Praise for City of Promises

“… beautifully merging together historical fact with inspired fiction, this remarkable story is enlightening, illuminating and thoroughly compelling…” -Goodreads

“… a dazzling story of an eager young industrialist drawn to a myriad of big city temptations yielding experiences of tragedy, corruption, misfortune and prosperity …” – el Popular

“Fitter has efficiently dealt with time and place that makes the story come alive in the imaginations of the readers.” – Bookpleasures

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About the AuthorD. Grant Fitter

D. Grant Fitter is a citizen of North America. Born in Ontario, Canada and educated in Colorado, USA, he is convinced he was Mexican in his previous life. How else to explain such a strong attraction to Mexico and all things Mexican, including his wife.

His business career includes long stints of work in Mexico before yielding to a pesky urge to pursue freelance journalism for seventeen years. Meanwhile, Fitter’s Mexican roots continued to call. City of Promises is the product of his curiosity to understand why the culture of our close neighbors is so distant from our own.

He lives in Toronto and whenever possible, in a sunny hillside casita in the colonial town of Taxco, Guerrero.

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Virtual Book Tour Schedule

Monday, April 14
Review at Svetlana’s Reads and Views

Wednesday, April 16
Review at Book Nerd

Friday, April 18
Interview at Caroline Wilson Writes

Monday, April 21
Spotlight & Giveaway at The Bookworm

Wednesday, April 23
Guest Post at Layered Pages

Thursday, April 24
Interview at From the TBR Pile

Thursday, May 1
Review at Book Journey

Monday, May 5
Review & Giveaway at Closed the Cover

Wednesday, May 7
Guest Post at Jorie Loves a Story

Thursday, May 8
Review & Giveaway at A Bookish Affair

Friday, May 9
Review at Jorie Loves a Story
Guest Post & Giveaway at Historical Fiction Connection

Monday, May 12
Spotlight & Giveaway at Passages to the Past

Thursday, May 15
Review at Reviews by Molly

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