How the Mighty Fall by E.J. Chadwell
The mysterious disappearance of media mogul Connie Ross during a party on her yacht exposes a web of dark and twisted secrets. Jimmy Frail, Chief of Detectives, suspecting foul play and the potential media circus, partners a most unlikely pair of detectives. Gigi Mirabelli, a missing persons’ officer, is recalled early from maternity leave to work with Harry Burns, a brilliant, but tormented homicide detective looking to restart his sidelined career. Suspecting murder, but unable to prove it, Mirabelli and Burns must first find a way to work together before they can hope to solve this perplexing crime. They first develop a working partnership of opposites and then skillfully sift through the evidence; all while walking the political and media tightrope in this high profile case.
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E.J. Chadwell grew up in the South Bronx. As a latchkey kid, she spent most of her free time at the Mott Haven branch of the New York Public Library, where she developed a lifelong love of reading. Her father, a postal worker, and her mother, an office worker instilled in her the value of education. Chadwell graduated with a post graduate degree in library science, after which she worked for more than 10 years in print and broadcast media for a major newspaper, a national television talk show and a production house where she wrote script treatments for cable shows such as A&E’s The Unexplained, American Justice, and Biography. She has also worked as a publicist and a freelance journalist, publishing magazine articles before turning to books. A voracious reader of mysteries, Chadwell is an active member of Mystery Writers of America, International Thriller Writers, International Association of Crime Writers and Sisters in Crime.
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Rani is a journalist in a small local newspaper in Bareilly, India. Besides her schoolteacher father, who is also the neighborhood poet and drunk, her family includes two sisters and a mother, Shakuntala, who has a past history of her own. The mother had run away from a small village, Rampur, in India, rebelling against a powerful father, who was forcing her to marry an ambitious and morally dubious suitor, Vir Singh. She leaves behind her only other sister, Savitri, who ends up marrying the jilted man. Besides being unethical, this son-in-law also had a wealthy first wife, who died in questionable circumstances, leaving behind a traumatized young son called Durlabh.
In the years that Shakuntala is away from Rampur, Vir Singh inherits both the wealth and the political legacy her father leaves behind after his death. Vir also rises in power and becomes a Member of Parliament from the dominant national party. His eldest son, Durlabh, from his first wife, is now engaged to the daughter of the Chief Minister of the state of Uttar Pradesh. This will end up solidifying Vir Singh’s position both in the party and the State.Twenty-five years after being disowned by her family, Shakuntala receives a letter from her sister, Savitri. Rani has been invited by her aunt to come to Rampur to help in the preparations for the forthcoming marriage. “I am unwell,” says Savitri, “and cannot do this by myself.” As enticement, she also adds that this will soften Vir Singh and improve relations between the two families for the future.
Shakuntala takes this invitation as an opportunity for her daughter to get details and photographs of the estate, so they can lay claim to her share. The Supreme Court of India, she says, now allows daughters an equal share in inherited family property.With curiosity and a sense of purpose, Rani sets forth on the journey to Rampur, where she hopes, if nothing else, she will at least get a good story for her newspaper. She meets her three unfriendly cousins and the long suffering Durlabh, who seems incapable of standing up to anybody. The Aunt seems to have her own reasons for inviting Rani, which might just call for seducing Durlabh away from his powerfully connected fiancée in order to clear the way for her own wastrel son, Vijay. Meanwhile, the daughter of the house, Anjali, is playing a dangerous game in consorting with a lower caste boy from the village, who is the son of a political rival of Vir Singh. The youngest son, Roop, is also playing with fire when he begins to pursue the angry bastard of Vir Singh, who is born of the village courtesan clever enough to have contrived a good education for her son.
In this dangerous household where she witnesses Vir Singh commit murder, Rani navigates her way to keep herself, and others she hold dear, safe. Will Rani achieve her goal of securing her mother’s share of the ancestral property and bring the two families together? Will she stop her Uncle from wantonly destroying the lives of others, and get a scoop for her newspaper?
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Book Information: Doggone, Publisher: CreateSpace, ISBN: 978-1463577315,
Published: April 2012, Pages: 324
Thirty-two year old Lexi O’Malley, a boring software programmer by trade,
was out of work, out of money, full of attitude and looking for a new
career. When her eccentric Aunt Scarlet calls and shames her into helping
search for Bubba, her missing, big, dopey, black Lab, she figures she
might as well add out of luck to the mix since dog detective wasn’t
exactly the great new profession she had in mind.
In the process of tending to her familial obligation, she finds Bubba
beaten nearly to death and after Aunt Scarlet’s home is ransacked she
accidentally learns her aunt’s handy man is not who he professes to be.
While playing amateur sleuth, she’s shot at, pursued by thugs, crashes her
car, finds her apartment burned to the ground and discovers that even
though she’s short on expertise and not all that brave, she’s a master
fibber and can hold her own in a crisis.
Book Information: Twocan Sam, Publisher: CreateSpace, ISBN:978-1479192571, Published: September 2012, Pages: 346
After Nick Romano, a trouble-making prankster from her childhood, guilts
her into helping him out while he recovers from a bullet wound he received
on her behalf, newly certified process server, Lexi O’Malley, is out to
prove a point when, with a condescending smirk, she’s handed off a service
by Mark, a P.I. with Romano Investigations, after he was unable to get it
On her first assignment going solo, with her wits, gut instinct and plenty
of attitude in her arsenal, she’s determined to get her man and rub the
Affidavit of Service in Mark’s smug face, but when she finds herself in
her subject’s home, only to exit a few minutes later just before a
thunderous explosion shoots a huge fireball into the sky, she begins to
have second thoughts about agreeing to the favor.
As one comic misadventure follows another, she’s shot at, stalked by a
crazed lunatic, has her head almost sliced off and, in the end, surprises
not only her peers, but herself with her tenacity and ability to get the
Both books are available in print and e-book versions.
About The Author:
D. M. (Donna Marie) Buckley was born and raised, and still lives in Tampa
Florida with her husband and three cats, where she is currently hard at
work on Three Point Turn, the next Lexi O’Malley adventure.
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Both books are available for purchase online through the author’s website,
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At 17, Caroline Hill was torn from the boy she loved by her tyranical father. Then they took her child. Finally, her grasp on reality.Now, after nine years in Bayshore mental institution, once called The Lunatic Asylum, Caroline is being released.
There will be no one to meet her. Her parents who brought her here are dead.
They have found her a room in a rooming house, a job washing dishes in a restaurant. She will do fine, they said. But no one told her that women in St. Simeon are already dying at the hands of a vicious predator. One, an actress who lived previously in her building.
And now, as Caroline struggles to survive on the outside, she realizes someone is stalking her.
But who will believe her? She’s a crazy woman after all.
Then, one cold winter’s night on her way home from her job, a man follows and is about to assault her when a stranger intercedes.
A stranger who hides his face and whispers her name.
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In addition to her critically award-winning novels, Joan Hall Hovey’s articles and short stories have appeared in such diverse publications as The Toronto Star, Atlantic Advocate, Seek, Home Life Magazine, Mystery Scene, The New Brunswick Reader, Fredericton Gleaner, New Freeman and Kings County Record. Her short story Dark Reunion was selected for the anthology investigating Women, Published by Simon & Pierre.
Ms. Hovey has held workshops and given talks at various schools and libraries in her area, including New Brunswick Community College, and taught a course in creative writing at the University of New Brunswick. For a number of years, she has been a tutor with Winghill School, a distance education school in Ottawa for aspiring writers.
She is a member of the Writer’s Federation of New Brunswick, past regional Vice-President of Crime Writers of Canada, Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime.
Joan Hall Hovey lives in a modest home on the banks of the beautiful Kennebecasis River, in New Brunswick Canada with husband Mel and dog, Scamp. She is presently at work on her 6th suspense novel.
“…another winner. I highly recommend it to any lover of suspense, mystery, romance, or thriller. You’ll not only race through this book, but clamor for more works by this talented and polished author. Aaron Paul Lazar, author of Healey’s Cave
“…The mystery and suspense in this novel is outstanding, truly top notch, in the vein of Mary Higgins Clark, but—dare I say—even better? – Midwest Reviews, Aaron Paul Lazar, author of FOR KEEPS.
“…intricately plotted and will surprise even the most devoted mystery and susense reader. I challenge any reader to stop on page 190 of this 255 page book, to tell me who is the real serial murderer. The answer will surely blow you away. It did me. Gripping Suspense!” Sandy Heptinstall – Whispering Winds Reviews
“…Danger shimmers throughout the novel. You walk down the darkened streets with Caroline, afraid for her. You wake up in the middle of the night when she does, hearing the same faint noises she hears, afraid for her… She cannot seem to escape danger no matter how careful she is. And you cannot stop reading…” Beth Anderson, author of Raven Talks Back
“a fine piece of fiction with some murder, mystery, magic and fantasy”
—-Front Street Reviews
ROMANCE, MAGIC, MYSTERY…. AND CHOCOLATE
When Tasmin’s bethrothed, William, is accused of murder, she gathers
her wind sprites and rushes to his home town to investigate. She
doesn’t have a shred of doubt about his innocence. But as she settles
in his chocolate shop, she finds more in store than she bargained for.
Facing suspicious townsfolk, gossiping neighbors, and William’s own
family, who all resent her kind – the sorcerer folk from the North —
she must also learn to tell friend from foe, and fast. For the real
killer is still on the loose – and he is intent on ruining William’s
family at all cost.
The Chocolatier’s Wife is a truly original, spellbinding love story,
featuring vivid characters in a highly realistic historical setting.
Cindy Lynn Speer is the author of Blue Moon, Unbalanced
and The Chocolatier’s Wife, a recent Amazon Best Seller. She
also has stories in the recently released anthology Once Upon a
and her forthcoming short story collection Wishes and
Sorrows…outside of writing she loves to read, drink tea and play
A prequel featuring individual short story vignettes of Greggory, Robert, Marissa, and Daniel before their lives converge in Journey to Freedom.
Marrissa is a young girl who watches her mother waste away working as a maid in the saloon. Dodging the advances of the owner and his threats to put her in service, Marrissa dreams of having a better life and strikes out on her own after her mother’s death.Daniel is an introvert who finds safe haven away from civilization and his past. His business of trapping is successful and he finds contentment in the simple life he leads until he has two visitors.There are no spoilers in this book so it can be read before or after Journey to Freedom.
Found in the decaying structure would be a lockbox that would eventually lead to a series of long lost diaries written by Elizabeth Brunnette. Selected to infiltrate a nefarious organization of radical foreigners led by a German fanatic named Lenin, she is forced to take action with the help of Christopher Ryan, and expose the diabolical plot before it is too late.
Her story would outline the unsuspecting deception behind the troubled demise of the grand ocean liner and the involvement of a vulnerable British Intelligence. The cream of capitalist society is innocently huddled aboard a ship watched over by the Grim reaper and only Elizabeth Brunnette and Christopher Ryan can save Titanic.
carnival is strangled—not once but twice—on opening night of the summer fair in
Hollydale, the police surmise he was not well liked. As the head of Hollydale’s
citizens association and local liaison with the carnival, Damon Lassard feels
obligated to help his dear friend, Detective Gerry Sloman, solve the crime.
Damon is determined to bring the killer to justice, to the fascination of his
mother, best gal pal Rebecca, and lovely local weather girl, Bethany Krims. To
unravel the threads underpinning this peculiar murder, Damon will travel far
from Hollydale as his quest to find a murderer leads to the discovery of long
hidden and horrific crimes.
Hollydale’s lovable neighborhood leader, Damon Lassard, and twists the dabbling
detective through an intricate maze of greed, deception, and murder.
Two to Strangle, the first book in the Damon Lassard Dabbling Detective
series. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and Harvard Law School.
Stephen has practiced law for over a decade and currently serves as General
Counsel to a national non-profit organization. He is a lifelong lover of all
types of mysteries and lives with his wife and daughter
in Arlington, Virginia.
A suspicious rash of suicides has the police baffled to
point they decide to enlist the help of a local
private investigator. Rochester accompanies an inspector to yet another
‘suicide’ and decides to knock on a few doors… He receives the same response
from everyone who is willing to open their
door and speak with him. The victim lived alone,
had no family, no friends, just a black cat with strange markings on his side.
After comparing notes on the other suspected cases a pattern begins to emerge.
The one thing all of the
crime scenes seemed to have in common was that
shortly before their death, each person had taken in a black cat.
This would have been
of only minor interest to Rochester, if it had not been for his housemate finding
a cat matching the description in the reports, sitting outside their door.
Nathan lives a down-trodden mundane life. He feels he
deserves much more. His attitude is made worse by the conditions in which he
works. It is not only the work itself, but his employer.
Each day Nathan can hear his employer leave his office.
Each day he makes the same repetitious and annoying sounds. Nathan cringes as
the sounds comes closer and closer to his office door. Each day he presents the
same garish appearance at Nathan’s open door, the same maddening stare. Each
day the sameness eats away at Nathan, until he seriously fears for his sanity.
Nathan knows himself to be of above average
intelligence. A murder that is what is needed to relieve Nathan’s torment.
Nathan follows his employer, studies, plots, and plans. Oh, if only all that
was plotted and planned so carefully went well, he could put an end to his
and three grandchildren has had a fascination with legends and stories told
around campfires since she can remember. She was always the first one to jump
up and offer a chilling tale of what is really hiding in the shadows. After
being asked by several people if she ever planned on writing a book; she
decided to follow her passion and write down some of her stories. Lin decided the best place to start was with
one of her worst fears as a child. No matter what her parents said, she was
sure there was something hiding under the bed.
Lin relates the authors havening the biggest influence on her writing to
be; Edgar Allan Poe, Stephen King, and Sir Arthur Konan Doyle. The shows that
influenced her most were; Th Twilight Zone, Outer limits and The Night
Gallery. When asked what she believed
made a good story she related that she believes to keep a book interesting you
have to have just the right amount of plot twist. As a reader she likes to be
surprised when something unexpected happens. Lin’s favorite way to end a
campfire tales is to ask; ‘Have you ever ask yourself, what if it is not just a
hard way and the answer is no! Dating Chloe Wagner was a huge mistake, and Jake
should have known better—he’s investigating the murder of Chloe’s sister.
is now the number one suspect in that murder. If she’s
convicted, Jake could lose not only his rank, but his job. If that’s not bad
enough, he’s got a stalker on his hands, someone who’s threatening his
fledgling relationship with the lovely Mia. Things are getting just a little
too personal for comfort!
born and raised in Brooklyn, New York is the seventh child of ten. At the age
of sixteen her family moved from New York to New England. As a typical
teenager, she felt her life was ruined and took to journalizing her feeling and
this new life. The journal helped her realize how easily she had adapted to the
change. Although, she did miss her cherished friends terribly; she’s thankful,
they are still friends today. The four of them refer to each other as the
cradle to the grave friends.
of five she started reading the New York Daily News story about the murdered
nurses in Chicago and the investigation. Marian followed the story every day as
authorities rushed to solve the brutal crime. It had caught her attention and
her imagination. To this day she stills checks her closet before going to
sleep. Marian thinks it was on that day the mystery lover was created.
short story or in her journal. An eighth grade assignment got her published.
Though she failed the assignment, the nun was impressed with her poem. It was
supposed to be a four line poem, but she couldn’t still her pen. The Beach her
first official published work is still her favorite though much longer than
four lines. It was the nun who submitted the poem for her to the local paper.
Thus, the writer was born.
first book If I Fail, A Jake Carrington Mystery will be released on September
7, 2012; and will be followed up in January 2013 with the second book in the
series, Burn in Hell, A Jake Carrington Mystery. Each book’s a mystery with
romantic elements, because to quote Marian, “Life is both mysterious and
The Skeletons of Birkbury
connection was made between the disappearance of a girl from Cheltenham and a
fatal car accident in the small village of Birkbury. But that changes when the
body is found buried in Birkbury and there are two further car accidents and a
local girl goes missing.
Regionals at any cost.
life at any cost.
ferry arrives in Guernsey – the island she had fled fifteen years before,
traumatised by a family tragedy.
grandmother has bequeathed Jeanne her old cottage. She intends to stay just
long enough to sell her inheritance. Deeply unhappy after the recent end of a relationship,
she has no desire to pick up her old life in her birthplace.
going back to the German Occupation. She becomes drawn into learning more,
delaying her planned departure. At the same time, while unveiling the truth of what
happened to her family, she puts herself in mortal danger.
haunt her. But over time the island works its magic, encouraging her to live
and love again . . . .
Anne Allen lives in Devon, by her beloved sea. She has three children and her
daughter and two grandchildren live nearby. She was born in Rugby, to an
English mother and Welsh father. As a result she spent many summers with her
Welsh grandparents in Anglesey and learnt to love the sea. Her restless spirit has meant a number of
moves which included Spain for a couple of years. The longest stay was in
Guernsey for nearly fourteen years after falling in love with the island and
the people. She contrived to leave one son behind to ensure a valid reason for
creative ‘itches’, learning to mosaic, paint furniture, interior design and
sculpt. At the back of her mind the itch to write was always present but seemed
too time-consuming for a single mum with a need to earn a living. Now the nest
is empty there’s more time to write and a second novel is gestating, but novels
take a lot longer than children to be born!
History buff Joel Smith reveres the Forties: the movies, the music, even the cars. But until he stumbles into a time portal, he keeps the decade at a distance. All that changes in THE MINE, where Millennial Man meets the Greatest Generation.
In May 2000 Smith is a handsome, self-absorbed man who sees the world as his playground. But when the college senior enters an abandoned Montana mine on a weekend getaway, he discovers the price of reckless curiosity. He emerges in May 1941 with a phone he can’t use, money he can’t spend, and little but his wits to guide his way. Stuck in the age of Whirlaway, swing dancing, and a peacetime draft, he hops a train to his hometown of Seattle and falls in with a group of college friends that includes his future grandmother, her affable boyfriend, a witty Japanese American, and a shy honors student named Grace Vandenberg.
Throughout his sometimes humorous, often poignant journey, Joel struggles with the knowledge of things to come. He knows the attack on Pearl Harbor will have a devastating impact on his friends and vows to limit his own influence on lives he was never supposed to touch. But that pledge becomes difficult to keep as he falls hard for Grace, a striking beauty with a tragic past and a seemingly solid engagement to a U.S. naval officer.
With the help of his new friends, Joel finds contentment in his strange new world. But his peace is fleeting. When an opportunity arrives to return to the present, he must decide whether to leave Grace in the past or choose a course that will alter their lives forever.
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John A. Heldt is a reference librarian who lives and works in Montana. The former award-winning sportswriter and newspaper editor has loved reading and writing since writing book reports on baseball heroes in grade school. A graduate of both the University of Oregon and University of Iowa, he is an avid fisherman, sports fan, home brewer, and reader of thrillers and historical fiction. THE MINE is his first novel.
Author blog: http://johnheldt.blogspot.com/
Nick Vasey was born in 1968, raised in various parts of Australia, and completed a Commerce degree in accounting, marketing and law in 1989 at Murdoch University, in Perth, Western Australia. Thereafter, one year of working in a multinational accounting practice was all it took to convince him to quit the typical career-path, and go travelling instead. Wise choice.Over the next fifteen years Nick had a variety of adventures in over forty countries around the world. It would be safe to say that travelling itself became his primary passion. These experiences have confirmed in Nick a profoundly libertarian streak, and repeatedly proven to him that governments rarely have their citizens’ best interests at heart, and by default, should therefore be regarded with extreme scepticism.
Two of these years of global gallivanting (94/95 & 97/98) were very joyously spent living, working and partying in the nightlife industry, or mizu-shobai (water-trade), of Roppongi, Tokyo, Japan. The purpose each time was simple; to save as much money as possible in order to fund further travelling adventures. Suffice to say these two years in Roppongi proved to be more than sufficient in terms of providing both the material and the motivation for writing the novel.
Out of curiosity, in 2004 Nick briefly returned to Australia and plugged back into the ‘Matrix’ for a while, but found he still had no use for it. Dumbfounded and disappointed by people’s mindless pursuit of material wealth, AFL Football and reality-TV, in 2008 he quit the first-world altogether, for a more tranquil life in the Southern-Sierran township of Vilcabamba, Ecuador.
Nick and his wife Laura now live simply, with their many animals, in the mountain-top sanctuary they have named ‘Motu-Iti’. Currently, Nick is probably building a hummingbird feeder, and thinking about writing his second novel. If you would like to contact Nick, please email him directly.
North Carolina -1775Growing up on a tobacco plantation should be a simple life, predictable as the changing seasons, but when unlikely friends become entangled in the politics and shifting loyalties of nations, life is anything but simple. What starts as a plan to protect the families living on one small plantation, captures the attention of world powers vying for control of the American Colonies and the Islands of the Caribbean.
With few options available, untried heroes find themselves caught in a deadly struggle to protect their ideals, their freedoms and their lives. At every turn their friendship and loyalty to each other and to those brave men they come to lead, is tested. Can the innocent companionship of childhood stand in the face of hatred, prejudice, and war between world powers? Will the ideals that they embody become a testimony to a new world vision for an emerging nation?
by Robert K. Blechman
illustrated by David Arshawsky
“Limited to 140 characters to confess his sins and meet his Maker, ‘tweeting’ may not have been the best use of Willum Granger’s final moments.”
NeoPoiesis Press announces the release of Executive Severance, a laugh-out-loud comic mystery novel originally posted in real time tweets on Twitter that is compelling, entertaining, and shows off what can be done in the 140-character form with style and mastery. With send-ups of the mystery genre, social media conventions and cell phone behavior, Executive Severance is a cornucopia of word play and comic misdirection stuffed with punny dialogue, clever character conditions, and a total lack of adherence to the old “rules” of storytelling. Robert K. Blechman’s delight in the language shows in every tweet – that is to say, every thread of the story. His plot is tight, tingling, and diverting.
More details concerning this Twitter novel can be found at Whale Fire a companion blog that will complement the mystery tale and explore the many literary and social media references embedded in the Executive Severance text.
About the Author
Robert K. Blechman is not a cartoonist. That’s Robert O. Robert K. was born at the start of the turbulent 1950’s and spent the first 17 years of his life in a house on the western boundary between Maryland and the District of Columbia, that is, on the demarcation line determining voting and non-voting citizenship. He graduated from the University of Chicago with a BA in English Literature and went on to earn an MBA in finance and a Ph.D. in Media Ecology from New York University.
Until recently Dr. Blechman held a senior technology position at a St. George’s University. He has worked a variety of iconic institutions including Columbia University Medical Center, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, HarperCollins Publishers, Olympia & York Real Estate Management and CBS News.
Dr. Blechman continues to tweet at RKBs_Twitstery, discusses his Media Ecological musings and speculations at his blog, “A Model Media Ecologist” and is hard at work on a follow-up novel to Executive Severance.
Robert K. Blechman
NeoPoiesis Press/December 14, 2011
5.5×8.5; perfect bound, paper/ $16.95/ 148 pages
“Executive Severance, a laugh out loud comic mystery novel, epitomizes our current cultural moment in that it is born from the juxtaposition of authorial invention and technological communication innovation. Merging creative text with new electronic context, Robert K. Blechman’s novel, which originally appeared as Twitter entries, can be read on a cell phone. His tweets which merge to form an entertaining novel can’t be beat. Hold the phone; exalt in the mystery–engage with Blechman’s story which signals the
inception of a new literary art form.”
– Marleen S. Barr, author of Envisioning the Future: Science Fiction and the Next Millennium
“A He Dunit. Sometimes a little verbose, but OMG this is the best twitstery I ever read. It’s got everything: narrative drive, mystery, comedy, thrills, tension, laughs. Blechman is on to something, a genre as important to literature as the invention of haiku in rhyme. …”
– Marvin Kitman, author, The Man Who Wouldn’t Shut Up: The Rise of Bill O’Reilly
“A delightful ‘twitstery’ – a mystery written in real time Tweets – that is compelling, entertaining, and shows off what can be done in the 140-character form with style and mastery. Blechman’s delight in the language shows in every tweet – that is to say, every thread of the story. His plot is tight, tingling, and diverting. Poe would have been proud of the new form Blechman has given to the mystery story.”
– Paul Levinson, author New New Media and The Plot to Save Socrates
“Embracing the challenges found in publishing via the medium Twitter, Bob Blechman’s super silly story Executive Severance is stuffed with punny dialogue, clever character conditions, and a total lack of adherence to the old “rules” of storytelling. It’s a meaty tale told in deliciously rare, bite-sized chunks that I’d recommend for consumption to anyone hungering for fiction that satisfies. Well-done, Bob!”
– Michelle Anderson, mediaChick, author of The Miracle in July – a digital love story
For more information about Executive Severance, please visit http://www.neopoiesispress.com or contact Lance Strate at firstname.lastname@example.org
River Whispers by Kathi Oram Peterson
Regi Bernard’s small hometown on the Snake River is good for some things (like fishing) but bad for others (like avoiding old flames). On one unlucky day, Regi runs in to the two men she least wants to see: Samuel Tanner, her first love, whose sudden rejection still stings decades later; and Ranger Curtis Romney, the man who trampled her daughter’s heart and reputation. But the next day, Regi’s luck is even worse. While trespassing on Samuel’s land to fish, she discovers a dead body in the willows. And when Regi reports the murder, she becomes the prime suspect.Of course Regi knows she’s innocent. What she doesn’t know is why the murder leads keep pointing to her, and she’s not going to sit around waiting while others find out. Unraveling a murder case in a small town where everyone and everything is interconnected is a tangled task at best. As Regi takes matters into her own hands, she finds the evidence points to multiple townspeople as the possible killer, including Regi’s own sister. With so many possibilities, Regi can’t get the job done without getting close to one particular suspect — Samuel, the man she’d hoped to avoid forever. The two of them will need more than luck if they’re going to clear their names and their past. And as Regi races to discover the truth about the murder, she may very well face her own.
In News from Dead Mule Swamp, Anastasia Raven is running from the pain of a
failed marriage, and hopes to hide from the world in an old farmhouse she has
purchased at the edge of Dead Mule Swamp. When a hundred-year-old newspaper
she finds inside a wall is stolen by Cliff Sorenson, and then Cliff disappears,
Ana is convinced that the paper holds the key to the mystery. But what old news
could be important enough to put Cliff in danger?
Joan Young has enjoyed the out-of-doors her entire life. Highlights of her outdoor
adventures include Girl Scouting, which provided yearly training in camp skills,
the opportunity to engage in a 10-day canoe trip, and numerous short backpacking
excursions. She was selected to attend the 1965 Senior Scout Roundup in Coeur
d’Alene, Idaho, an international event to which 10,000 girls were invited. She
has ridden a bicycle from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean in 1986, and on
August 3, 2010 became the first woman to complete the North Country National
Scenic Trail on foot. Her mileage totaled 4395 miles.
She has recently begun writing more fiction, including short stories and cozy