It gives me great pleasure to announce that today,
November 8th 2017, THE BURNING is officially published by Annorlunda Books.
To celebrate, I’ll be giving away a print or digital copy of this new release as preferred.
Drop a comment here if you want to be entered for a copy, and include an e-mail address for contact. A giveaway winner will be chosen at random in one week.
The Burning is based on a play I wrote that won the Playhouse 22 Playwrights Award (in the late 1980’s) and was performed on stage.
THE BURNING is faction--part fact, part fiction, about what happens to a family in
as the result of a coal fire
burning under the town. Members of the Ferris family face his or her personal
hell, barely coming through it alive, forced to acknowledge painful truths.
It’s based on real events that occurred in Pennsylvania . Unfortunately, such problems
continue to plague coal-mining communities in different places. And there are
no easy answers. Centralia
The publisher has provided this novella with the following blurb:
George Ferris has worked hard to make a good life for himself and his family without going into the coal mines that shortened his father’s life. Now, a slow-moving catastrophe is threatening to take it all away. How far will he go to protect everything he has worked for? And will he realize what really matters before it is too late? Inspired by true events.
Here is a brief excerpt from the novella:
George drove home on autopilot, detached, barely aware of his surroundings. The talk with Baines kept turning over in his head. He’d worked so hard for so many years to provide a good life for his family. Was that going to end now? The whole thing seemed crazy. Could some underground fire wreck his life and that of his family? He shook his head, refusing to accept this as inevitable.
The living room of George Ferris’s house usually offered a refuge, but he didn’t want to walk inside yet. Instead he stood in the front hallway praying for composure while silently lurking. He could see Amy was sitting on the sofa attentively reading a book, feet tucked under her.
Every so often, she coughed. Liz came into the room. She was dressed in brown slacks and a casual cream-colored blouse. He admired how beautiful his wife was. With her natural good looks, she wore very little make-up and didn’t need it. George was reminded of how much he loved her. Liz was the real deal. What would this news do to her? She deserved so much better in life. For a few minutes, he watched Liz straightening up the room, but then she stopped to listen to Amy’s recurring cough.
THE BURNING is now available both in print and as an e-book. Check out the details from the publisher at:
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