Author Interview – Tracy Thomas – Zen In The Garden

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Interview with

Mindfulness Author

Tracy J Thomas

 

 

Is this your first book?

I was honored to be a contributing writer to the 2012 Seal Press anthology “Dancing at the Shame Prom: Sharing the Stories That Kept Us Small.” My fellow contributors include Samantha Dunn, author of “Failing Paris” a PEN West Fiction Award Finalist; Nina Burleigh, NYT Bestselling author of “The Fatal Gift of Beauty: The Trials of Amanda Knox;” and Amy Ferris, author of “Marrying George Clooney” which became an Off-Broadway production.

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Tell us about your book? What inspired you to write it?

“Zen in the Garden: Finding Peace and Healing Through Nature” is a motivational little book filled with anecdotes about life, inspirational photographs, gardening tips, and nature challenges. It is essentially a beginner’s guide to the Zen philosophy of mindfulness and encourages readers to live in the moment by opening their eyes to the beauty that surrounds them in their daily lives.

I was inspired to write this transformational book when I was diagnosed with skin cancer. This diagnosis and the treatment that followed caused me to re-evaluate my life. I was moved to seek out the beauty in my surroundings in order to relieve the enormous amount of stress I was under. The act of writing the book, spending time in my garden, taking photographs in nature, and making a point to release my fears created a sense of peace that helped me to heal body, mind and spirit.

 

When did you first know that you had a passion for writing?

Writing has been my chosen form of communication since childhood. I was always the quiet, shy observer type who needed time to ponder before making any statement. When I finally had something to say it always came out much truer to my soul when I wrote it down. This passion has continued into adulthood although I have learned over the years to embrace the spoken word as a communication tool in addition to my writing.

 

What type of work do you do? Is it related to your work in some way?

I spent years pursuing a traditional career and ended up doing very well in the consumer software and internet industries in International development. There was a modicum of creative energy involved in those positions including the application of my writing skills. I made great money and was able to travel to Europe and Asia. The downside was the long hours and tremendous stress involved in the position. It left little time for me to pursue my creative interests and made me feel something was missing. When the internet startup bubble burst back in 2000 and the industry came crashing down it was the perfect opportunity for me to re-evaluate life and follow my passions.

Since that time I have worked as a professional photographer, artist, author, and educator. Due to my own experience, part of my drive now is to help others be true to their own passions, pursue the leanings of their souls, and focus on personal growth and spiritual healing.

 

Was there someone special in your life that encouraged you to follow your passion?

I have had many teachers in life who have encouraged me to write. One of my high school English teachers loved one of my short stories so much she wanted to submit it to Scholastic Magazine. She felt certain it would be published after making a few edits. I never felt brave enough to let her submit it for me however. My teachers always saw more in me than I saw in myself. It took years before I was brave enough to submit a piece for publication but once I became published this little bit of validation helped me to understand this was what I wanted to do.

 

What’s next? Is there something you’re working on now?

I have several works in progress with plans for release in the summer and fall of this year. The first is titled “30 Days of Grace: Falling Into Happiness Through the Act of Compassion” which is essentially a motivational book to encourage small acts of kindness. The second is an illustrated book that features my photomontage work to tell the story of a character named “Borg” who struggles to find his path in life by trying on every hat but his own passion.

 

What do you hope readers will “take away” from reading your book?

My hope is readers of this book will begin to recognize the small, simple beauty that surrounds them on a daily basis. We become so caught up in the noise and stress of our world we forget to live. When we allow ourselves to become more present in the moment, peace and healing begin to fill our lives and we spend less time wasting our energy on the things that really don’t matter.

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A simple, inspirational book that encourages the practice of mindfulness while in nature to help you achieve personal growth and spiritual healing. This transformational guide encourages spiritual awareness and helps the reader to open their eyes to the beauty in their surroundings.

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Connect With Tracy

Author Website: http://www.tracyjthomas.me
Author Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tjthomasphoto
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TracyJThomasAuthor
Book Title: Zen in the Garden: Finding Peace and Healing Through Nature
Book Genre/Subject Matter: Nonfiction/Self-Help/Personal Growth and motivational. Practicing mindfulness by getting back in touch with nature in the midst of our stressful lives in order to promote peace and healing.
Book Order Page: http://amzn.com/B00TN2GQHM

 

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Launch Your Life

 

The Power To Blaze Your Own Trail – Using gratitude and self acceptance to love yourself, heal your life and finally do what you love

by Cary David Richards

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Your life can launch into the stratosphere! Or it can continue to suck. Your choice.

Imagine how it would feel to completely heal your life, to love yourself unconditionally and to express overwhelming gratitude on a daily basis.

Self acceptance is fundamental to our ability to have joy and serenity in our lives. Unfortunately for so many of us self acceptance remains a distant hoped for dream.

Bestselling Author Cary David Richards has done it again. With insight and humor he has shown us how to stop taking ourselves so seriously and develop the self confidence and self love that will enable us to set sail into the uncharted waters of self discovery.

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Cary invites you to think out of the box and listen to that different drummer that has lain dormant for so many years.

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Perhaps you love your job and everything in your life is working perfectly. You have high self esteem and truly love everything about your life.

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If that were true you probably wouldn’t be reading this.

No, the vast majority of people fall into a category that ranges somewhere between a vague sense of dissatisfaction to downright loathing of their situation and their present career or job. Their self esteem tends to be low and trending lower as they fight for some sort of control in an out of control world.

Many people have followed the traditional route in our society. the one where you get good grades in school, go to college, graduate, get a good job, work for forty or fifty years and then retire.

What used to be known as the American dream is a castle made of smoke and there is a strong wind blowing. The traditional route doesn’t tend to bring you the fulfillment you seek and perhaps never really did.

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Those questions and answers will be different for every individual and are very personal and specific. Many times they tend to be a square peg that doesn’t fit very well into the round hole of the traditional model.

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At last you can follow your bliss and design the life that truly speaks to your soul.

 

 

 

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High Above Each Cloud

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High Above Each Cloud

 

An Enchanting Children’s Book That Captivates PreSchoolers and Effortlessly Expands Comprehension and Vocabulary

 

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by Roee Anuar

 

Sun and Moon have started pouting, she is yelling, he is shouting,
both declare and both protest, “I’m the one who’s loved the best!”

Sun has made a bold attempt, “today, at last, I will not set.
I will shine all through the night, then you’ll see that I am right.
But if I am to be mistaken, with the stars I’ll find my haven.
The skies will have just one sole light, a lonely moon, a darkened bright.”

Roee Anuar’s debut book tells the tale of the sun and the moon, both trying to determine who is most preferred by the people of the earth, all with a language that respects children.

 

Meet the Author: Roee Anuar

Roee AnuarThis book was originally a gift for my 2 kids. I tried to use a rich language and encourage them to ask questions while listening to the story. To my surprise, it went better than I expected. My kids asked for the story again and again. At bedtime while reading the book, they started to remember more parts of it. Now they know the full story by heart. I want to share the joy of watching kids learn and add new words to their vocabulary. I hope you and your kids will enjoy it too.

About the Author
Roee is a father of two,  VP of science in a start-up company, and a PhD student at Tel-Aviv University. He was raised without a father – who died during army service. He and his two brothers were raised by a single mother who believed in educating her children with fun, always buying books, workbooks and riddle books – all with the goal to give her children an advantage in life. She succeeded. All 3 of her sons finished engineering school successfully. And now, Roee as a father of two with his debut book, continues to inspire parents and children to bond and learn with a captivating story.
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1-800-FOR-WOMEN-ONLY

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1-800-FOR-WOMEN-ONLY

OK, so you are mystified by relationships and life….. Who isn’t? 

Another Inspirational Book
by Chris Bent

1-800-FOR-WOMEN-ONLY is the third volume of writings by a former Navy Seal, Chris Bent. This book explores the unique relationships between men and women, kids and parents. It is an inspirational, straight-talking, often irreverent and humorous journey of self-discovery about relationships and life. Written in short, insightful chapters of what Chris Bent refers to as his “writs and wit,” this book invites examination of, and self-discovery about, modern day issues that are present in everyone’s lives that bear looking at in an honest, straight-talking way.

 

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See the other Inspirational Books by Chris Bent

1-800-I-AM-UNHAPPY
(Book 1 & 2)

by Chris Bent

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Book 1 – 1-800-I-AM-UNHAPPY (Volume 1)

OK, so you are unhappy….. Who isn’t?

1-800-I-AM-UNHAPPY (Volume 1) is the first book in a series of volumes of writings by a former Navy Seal, Chris Bent, who over his lifetime has served country, family, and the poor. He is known for writing inspirational books that instill leadership qualities and a sense of spirit.

This book invites examination of, and self-discovery about, modern day issues that are present in everyone’s lives that bear looking at in an honest, straight-talking way. You won’t find any sugar-coated, politically correct, or inhibiting false diplomacy in the impactful, straight forward views of events and issues that are shaping our world’s morality and its very future.

 

Book 2 – 1-800-I-AM-UNHAPPY (Volume 2)

OK, so you are unhappy….. Who isn’t?

1-800-I-AM-UNHAPPY (Volume 2) is the second in a series of volumes of writings by a former Navy Seal, Chris Bent, who over his lifetime has served country, family, and the poor. He is known for writing inspirational books that instill leadership qualities and a sense of spirit.

This book invites examination of, and self-discovery about, modern day issues that are present in everyone’s lives that bear looking at in an honest, straight-talking way. You won’t find any sugar-coated, politically correct, or inhibiting false diplomacy in the impactful, straight forward views of events and issues that are shaping our world’s morality and its very future.

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Meet The Author: Chris Bent

Chris_Bent_Holding_Books_2Chris Bent graduated from Yale and became a Navy SEAL UDT-21. He had the honor of recovering several spacecraft, including Gemini 6/7 & AS-201, the very first Apollo Spacecraft to go into space. After the Navy he worked in retailing in various stores including Lord & Taylor, B. Altman, Brooks Bros, J.CREW, and even the World Wrestling Federation. He and his wife now run one of the most successful independent women’s accessory stores in the country.

Troubled by all the pain and injustice in the world he is driven to write in brief chapters that touch universal truths. Helping us search and find where we are meant to go. Helping us make a difference. Helping us not to quit. Hopefully.
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A former Navy SEAL officer of UDT-21 . Author of the book series 1-800-I-AM-UNHAPPY. A father, husband, and patriot. Loves his country and his dogs. HOOYAH!

 

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Meet Historical Fiction Author: Steve Bartholomew
Spotlight Book: Spirit Catcher

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 Spirit Catcher

 

Historical Fiction
by Steve Bartholomew

 

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Liam O’Malley was just looking for a warm bed, a decent living and an honest job. The California Gold Rush wasn’t paying off for this son of an Irish Immigrant, and he was tired of living in squalor. He headed north to San Francisco, hoping to find employment. Shortly after his arrival in the City by the Bay, he did find employment, but he soon questioned how honest it was. He found himself working as the assistant to a Daguerreotype photographer who specialized in portrait photography in his studio, but he also photographed ghosts and departed spirits for Spiritists in the area.

Today, these people would be called Mediums or Psychics but at that time in history, they were considered Spiritists. Labeled as harmless entertainment by some, relied upon heavily by the most influential businessmen and politicians of the time, considered dangerous to civilized society in some circles and even considered witches by others. While taking his “fake ghost pictures” and happily growing their ever expanding photographic business, Liam’s work brought him together with many Spiritists. He fell in love with the daughter of one and battled against the most dangerous anti-Spiritist campaigner of the era. While his photos started out as fakes, after an unexplained tragedy, Liam receives a huge surprise that makes him rethink everything. Were these so-called Spiritists actually con men or were they the real deal… you decide!

 

 

Meet Author: Steve Bartholomew

WhiteHallPub_Steve Bartholomew2Steve Bartholomew is a prolific author who specializes in writing historical fiction. Following a previous life, he has turned his attention to telling stories about the Old West during the 19th and early 20th centuries. He has discovered there are thousands of untold stories to be found in old newspapers, magazines, and sometimes even history books.

The stories he writes are mostly made-up fiction, but then so are a lot of history books. His favorite characters are based on real people from the Old West, The Gold Rush era and from San Francisco’s colorful history. He has learned that what people most value are not the bare bone facts of the past, but the stories we tell about them.

Steve (whose friends mostly refer to him as “Bart”) derives his idea from listening to people, walking around old neighborhoods, and a lot of reading. As for his previous life, he had an undistinguished career in civil service. His first actual job was in the U.S. Army. Someday he may write a book titled “All I Need to Know I learned in the Army.”

He now lives in a rural part of northern California, where he likes to listen to folks and look at trees. Steve is a wonderful story teller and you are sure to fall in love with his characters. For more information on Steve’s many books, visit http://stevebartholomew.com or check out his author page on amazon.

 

 

Meet Science Fiction & YA Fantasy Author: Aya Knight

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Interview with:
Young Adult, Science Fiction & Fantasy Author

Aya Knight

 

 

*** Meet Aya Knight ***

 

Aya Knight was born in South Florida, where she spent the majority of her childhood. At a young age she developed a strong passion for fantasy and a love of writing.Through movies, books and video/computer games she would escape into an alternate reality filled with adventure, magic and epic quests. As Aya entered adulthood, she expressed her enjoyment of writing through becoming a freelance journalist. She wrote about a broad variety of topics that gave her a brighter insight of the world.

Eventually a story began to develop within her mind involving characters she immediately grew attached to. Aya knew that she needed to compile her thoughts onto paper. She grew so intrigued with the evolving storyline that she placed all hopes within the hands of her imagination, leaving journalism behind. Aya now works as a full-time novelist, where she continues to pursue her passion. In addition, Aya is also CEO of Silver Knight Publishing. A traditional publisher of quality books. Aya is a bestselling, award-winning author.

 

 

*** Interview ***

 

Tell us about your book? What inspired you to write it?

Aya Knight - The Chronicles of Kale - Dragons AwakeningThe Chronicles of Kale: A Dragon’s Awakening is the first in a series of three. It’s the story of a young dragon, who despises human-kind. Through a twist of events he finds himself turned into one of us, and then thrown into our world—completely out of his element. It’s his story as he tries to return to the life he once knew, while embarking upon a whirlwind adventure along the way.

I’ve always enjoyed the fantasy genre. I think it just offers such a great escape from reality, into worlds where fantastic things are possible. I was inspired to write a long time ago, during my days hearing my father tell bedtime stories and creating wild Dungeons & Dragons campaigns. In my 20’s, the idea behind ‘Kale’ pressed on my mind, and a world began to develop. I knew that I had to get these thoughts onto paper—and thus, The Chronicles of Kale was ‘born’.

 

Have you always enjoyed writing?

Absolutely. I think it’s deeply ingrained as a part of me. There’s just something about being able to create vast worlds, through the power of words. You become the puppet-master in your own universe—where the possibilities are boundless. I’ve scribbled stories on paper since I was much younger.

 

How did writing this book help you?

A lot happened during progress on the first novel. There were highs, and deep lows. I think that funneling emotion into the manuscript not only helped me cope with things happening, but also brought the characters to life—their trials, emotions, and hardships became real, in a sense. Though the story is fiction, there are aspects that were taken from my life, on an emotional level, and funneled into the book. For example, Illadar coping with the loss of a loved one was channeled from my own loss of a relative. It was a way that I could release inner feelings that I otherwise wouldn’t speak of.

 

What’s next? Is there something you’re working on now?

Most definitely! I’m not sure if I’ll ever leave writing behind. Now that The Chronicles of Kale trilogy has come to a close, I am working on a couple of other projects. A young-adult apocalyptic novel is in the works, as well as (without revealing too much) a stand-alone novel that plays upon Kale’s world.

 

What do you hope readers will “take away” from reading your book?

I hope they will finish having felt that they’ve just taken a vacation from reality; that they’ve joined the characters on the adventure of a lifetime. I want it to be a fun and enjoyable read that offers a break from daily stresses. My hopes are that the ‘world’ doesn’t just appear on paper to them, but in their minds, as they are immersed within an alternate reality.

 

What advice would you give to other Indie Writers or those who dream of writing a book?

I would definitely say to push yourself. If you have a passion to write, you absolutely must give it your all. Make it a point to write a little every day—even if it’s only a sentence or two. It keeps you moving forward and engaged in the work. Even on days when it might seem difficult to bring yourself to sit and scribble a few lines, I feel it’s important to keep working towards the end. If you need inspiration, read other books. It’s a great way to see how others interpret things, and can help improve literary abilities.

 

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Author Interview with Oliver Phipps

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Meet Author Oliver Phipps:

Oliver served as a Paratrooper in the United States Army and studied at MSC. In the late 1980s through mid 90s Oliver persued his love of music. He enjoyed traveling, playing percussion and writing lyrics for popular bands. During this time Oliver also began writing short stories and articles.

After playing for thousands through the fall and winter of 1996 Oliver’s band abruptly disbanded. In early spring of 1997 Oliver, along with a good friend and guitarist got together with the intention to form a new group. But rather than form a new band the two put together an expedition plan for traveling to Northern Canada and Alaska in order to prospect for gold.

Leaving in April of 1997 Oliver and company traveled up the historic AL-CAN highway. After exploring the Yukon and Northwest territories of Canada as well as the Arctic Circle the team traveled over the Top of the World highway to Alaska.

1999-2000 Oliver traveled through Asia, visiting Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia and Taiwan among other countries.

In 2004 Oliver published his first book and continues to write books, articles and short stories. Currently Oliver and family reside happily in the U.S.

 

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Oliver Phipps - Where the Strangers LiveIs this your first book?
Actually, this is my eighth fiction book. I’ve also written a number of nonfiction books, but these have been published under a pen name that I don’t associate with my fiction works.

 

Tell us about your book? What inspired you to write it?
My newest book, Where the Strangers Live, is a Science Fiction story complete with aliens and an alien world, mixed in with ancient mythological beasts and creatures of this planet. To make things even more interesting the story unfolds over four miles below the Indian Ocean. The inspiration for Where the Strangers Live was actually a dream of mine. The plot occurred almost entirely in this dream and when I woke up I immediately jotted notes down for later. It’s not often that great story ideas come so easily. I fortunately recognized this one and followed up on it.

 

Is this book part of a series? Do you have related books? (explain)
This is a stand alone story. However, there may be a sequel at some point in the future. As I completed Where the Strangers Live I realized there would certainly be sufficient material for a great follow up story. I’ve also had a number of requests from fans that I do a sequel, so I’ve slowly moved closer to putting one in the line up.

 

Have you always enjoyed writing?
I have always enjoyed writing. My mother still has a story I wrote when I was around ten years old. I vaguely remember it, but she’s often mentioned how great it is. I suspect that’s more the mother in her talking than the story being good. But it is at least an indication of how long I’ve enjoyed writing.

 

What do you want our audience to know about you?
As a writer, I will always stay true to the story. A good writer must do this I feel and though it’s not always the easy thing to do, it’s what the reader deserves. I’ve read books that may have started out as a great idea but at some point the writer veered from what must happen and derailed the story. I don’t expect the reader to always be happy with everything that happens in my books. If a beloved character must die, he or she will die in my stories. It’s not a pleasant thing for me either, but the story must stay true till the end and I will always remain on this course.

 

What’s next? Is there something you’re working on now?
I generally work on no less than two projects at a time. I have a psychological thriller that should be released by mid year. I also hope to publish the first book of an action/adventure trilogy before year end. Somewhere in between these two projects I hope to publish another short novella.

 

What advice would you give to other Indie Writers or those who dream of writing a book?
My advice would be to focus on helping others with your talent. Whether it’s a self help book or to entertain, if you truly write to better this world in some small way then you’ll be successful in the end.

 

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Coffee, Cigarettes and Crisis
A Romantic Comedy by Jana Misho

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Coffee, Cigarettes and Crisis

 

A romantic comedy / urban /
a quarter-life crisis of an almost parisian

by Jana Misho

 

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A girl in a loving relationship with Paris, with two best friends and a father figure she found in Pigalle, leads a perfectly designed life, in her Gare du Nord apartment, with a wonderful job and a lot of coffee.

Yet, one spilled coffee, one lost job, and one small flood later, Paris fails in always being a good idea, and manages to mock the heroine in every step. She slowly forgets what peace and boredom feels like, and learns that quarter life crisis is not only a thing, but it’s happening to her. As if that’s not enough, she finds herself batting her eye-lashes at a man she didn’t even notice before. Mothering complicated and eccentric friends, fighting with the person whose indigo shade of eyes she noticed just five minutes ago, also contributes to a chaos which is very unnerving for a person who simply doesn’t like turbulence. And when your father figure is in fact a bohemian art enthusiast who works at/owns a strip club on Pigalle, all the advice you can get puts things into a rather unique perspective.

Growing up can be quite difficult, especially when it’s happening some time after you decided you’ve completed that process. Especially when all you can think about is escaping yourself, and Paris simply won’t let you do that.

 

 

About the Author: Jana Misho

Jana MishoI am a new author and I write things I want to read. I spent my whole childhood going in and out of Paris, and it is my inspiration on every level. I love Salvador Dali, espresso and urban scenery and even though my first book is an urban romantic comedy, I love Tolkien and I’m biting my nails until GRRM’s The Winds of Winter comes out.

I am 28, I paint and drink coffee a lot. If you want to make me miserable, all you have to do is put me somewhere in the country, with no buildings, no asphalt and no service. I’ll probably bring my laptop and write there anyway, and my shoes will be totally inappropriate.

 

Connect with Jana:
Ordering page:   http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00K4MT3NY
Blog:   https://janamisho.wordpress.com/
Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/janamisho?fref=ts

 

 

 

HOA Wire – A Legal Thriller/Crime Mystery

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HOA Wire

A Legal Thriller/Courtroom Drama:
Pulp Thriller/Crime Mystery
(Brent Marks Legal Thrillers Book 3)
by Kenneth Eade

 

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If you are a fan of fast-paced, action-packed thrillers that combine corruption and murder with courtroom drama, then ‘HOA Wire’ is the novel for you.
The President of the Local Homeowners Association is Murdered, and Every Resident is a Suspect.

 

HOA Wire successfully weaves crime and courtroom to such a degree that the unexpected conclusion comes as both a successful, logical outcome and as a real surprise. With its real insights on HOA processes and neighbor disputes, HOA Wire is a deft exploration of attorney-client ethics on the line, and is crime/courtroom writing at its best.

D. Donovan, Midwest Book Review

 

“HOA Wire is much more than a suspenseful, fast-paced crime novel; it is a courtroom drama that will remind readers of pulp thrillers and will keep them glued to the pages. Eade is brilliant when it comes to creating complicated, intriguing stories that end in mind-blowing surprises, and some have said that his novels will remind readers of John Grisham, proving that Kenneth Eade deserves to be on the same lists with the world’s greatest thriller authors.”

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The president of the Orange Grove Homeowners Association is murdered and there are plenty of suspects – in fact everyone who lives in Orange Grove. Brent Marks thinks he is dealing with a routine foreclosure defense until his client is implicated in the crime and calls upon Brent to defend her. To make matters worse, another client’s destiny is about to cross their path. Is Brent defending an innocent or guilty client? At the crossroads of morality and ethics, the courtroom drama explodes, while the action outside the courtroom spirals out of control.

Searing, exhilarating and topical, ‘HOA Wire’ puts a new spin on Homeowners Associations’ excessive controls over property owners.

 

 

About the Author: Kenneth G. Eade

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Best Selling Author Kenneth G. Eade is the author of the first GMO thriller, “An Involuntary Spy,” the Brent Marks Legal Thriller Series; “Predatory Kill” and “A Patriot’s Act;” and “Bless the Bees” and its children’s counterpart, “A, Bee, See.” He is an international business lawyer, based in Los Angeles, California and living in France, specializing in international law, business, Internet Law, transactional and corporate law, complex business litigation, and securities litigation. Mr. Eade is a member of the Bar of California, the federal District Court for the Central District of California, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal. He holds a Juris Doctor in Law from Southwestern University School of Law, and a B.A. in Liberal Studies from California State University, Northridge. He is also an accomplished filmmaker and a freelance writer for the Los Angeles Daily Journal.

 

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