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.
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