Ninety-one-year-old Marvin Hermesch is determined to find out.
After sneaking out of the retirement home on a hot and humid Sunday afternoon, Marvin embarks upon a journey. His memory is deteriorating fast, and he’s having difficulty recalling the face of his deceased wife, Ruthie.
As his short-term memory slips, it awakens memories buried deep from his younger days and vivid nightmares of his youth, including the horrors of World War II.
Armed with an empty journal, some water, and his trusty old truck, Marvin heads to his childhood home in the backwoods of Grant County, Arkansas for one last journey; one final battle.
Marvin fights to regain control of his mind and body by confronting the tragedies of the past in hopes of healing the future.
The ebook is available for preorder for less than $1.00 and is scheduled to release August 31, 2016 at all the above retailers. The audio version, narrated by the talented Homer V. Jones, is already available—and I’ve got 25 free codes ready to give away! The audio is less than two hours yet will take the reader/listener on a roller-coaster ride of emotions!
If you’d like a free audio book, simply reply to this email and include the email address associated with Audible.com and I’ll gift you a copy.
~~EXCITING SIDE NOTE!~~
The filming and post-production work on Foreseen (based off my novel The Lie)is complete! If everything works out the way the planning map’s been drawn then the first screening should be near Halloween! That will be followed by the film festival journey! If you haven’t seen the teaser trailer, click here.
As a way to thank each and every one of you for all the support during the last five years, I’ve got another special gift! I’m asking for help from each of you to build my newsletter subscriber list, and in turn, for every person you encourage to sign up for my newsletter, you’ll receive every single ebook I’ve written for free, sent to you via email.
Yep! Every. Single. One. Considering I’ve written 15 books with an accumulated word count total of over ONE MILLION WORDS, be careful—your eyes might cross! Make sure to tell your friends to include YOUR name and/or email address once they sign up for a newsletter AND email me with their pick for a free ebook!
Here’s the short version:
Forward this newsletter via email or tag someone on social media;
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They will receive their choice of any of my ebooks for free—they just need to specify which title they are interested in.
PLUS! – The first 25 responses to this email blast will be gifted a free audio copy of Fine as Frog Hair.
It has been way too long since I hosted the talented Audra Tropser on my blog, so when I heard she had a new release, I was excited and begged her to drop by for a visit to discuss Unveiled. Let me share my review of this book, followed by the interview:
A.D. Tropser is known for creating detailed, fascinating worlds,
ranging from ones where dragons fly to peeking behind the veils of time and
space. I have read all of her books and enjoyed them all for her attention to
detail, vivid descriptions and memorable characters. Unveiled is yet another winner. Audra’s creative mind went
into overdrive as she weaves the story of Jo and her sister as they journey
down a new path—one that neither young woman had a clue existed. Jo was my favorite character because she is the perfect
embodiment of strength and vulnerability. When her entire existence is flipped
on its axis, the way she handles the unbelievable is tinged with biting humor
and lots of snarky comebacks. When the “unveiling” happens, …
– Saturday, March 2, 1957 – 10:00 p.m. The cold winter
rain started out as sporadic drops when she left the inconspicuous home hiding
dark deeds behind its walls. When she stepped off the bus on the outskirts of
town (much to the dismay of the annoyed driver), the droplets morphed into a heavy
downpour, along with a thick blanket of fog. Carolyn
sighed and continued trudging through the secondary streets skirting the edge
of town. The past thirty minutes were spent in a painful blur, each step slow
while fighting to overcome waves of dizziness and nausea. She had no choice but
to steer her sore body clear of the main thoroughfares of downtown Camden.
Though not many, there were a few streetlights dotting the walkways, and even
with the viscous fog coating the air, a moving body could still be spotted. It was Saturday night, the air frigid and the
streets slick with water and a bit treacherous, yet some people would be out
and about. War and Peace was
It is time to offer up two fabulous gifts to one lucky winner! If you are interested in entering the contest for my upcoming dark comedy released by HarperCollins Publishers UK, Marriage Made Me Do It, keep reading!
THIS IS THE LIFE I WANTED, RIGHT?
Ignoring the droning voice of the old man talking up front,
I let my thoughts wander. As usual, they went back to my youth. Growing up in
the Seventies and Eighties, I was blissfully ignorant of how screwed-up my life
would turn out when I reached the A-word: Adulthood.
I’m the oldest sibling of three girls born into a
middle-class family. We grew up living in the suburbs, safely hidden from the
dangers of “the big city.” God, life back then had been a breeze. We walked to
school, without fear of stranger danger, on sidewalks wide enough for three
people to stand side by side, with shade provided by sprawling oak trees. We
played with our friends—outside, mind you—until the streetlight in our
cul-de-sac buzzed, ready to come on. …