Wednesday, November 8, 2017

THE BURNING: Publication Announcement and Giveaway

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 Pennsylvania 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 Centralia. Unfortunately, such problems continue to plague coal-mining communities in different places. And there are no easy answers.

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: 

or:
https://www.amazon.com/Burning-J-P-Seewald/dp/1944354263 


https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-burning-j-p-seewald/1127102724?ean=9781944354268 
 
https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-burning-38
 
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/753033


Thanks for dropping by! Comments welcome.

14 comments:

  1. Wow, Jacquie...congratulations on the Play AND the new book!
    Good luck and God's blessings
    PamT

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  2. Hi Pam,

    Thank you for the good wishes. I hope readers will discover and appreciate this book.

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  3. Wonderful news. Keep writing; keep getting published!

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    1. Thank you, Jan. Wishing you continued success as well.

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  4. Congratulations, Jacquie. Great news.

    Carole Price

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  5. Thank you, Carole. Congrats on your new book as well.

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  6. Living near "Coal Country," I can appreciate your setting and conflict. Best wishes for continued success!

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  7. Thank you Susan. I think coal fires are an environmental concern that effects all of us to some degree. It certainly effects climate change.

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  8. Congrats on your new work. I so enjoy stories based on fact whether partial or not. I Have had several friends from "coal" country and there
    is a lot of worry and heartache at times. Email timagor2aol.com

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  9. Thank you, Betty. Consider yourself entered in the giveaway for The Burning.

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  10. Congrats on your latest publication! I live in an area which used to be considered Coal Country and I'm so thrilled you're bringing attention to it :)

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    1. Thank you, Ellen. Today Centralia, PA is nothing but a ghost town. Sadly, there are other such places as well effected by environmental disasters.

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  11. Congrats on the new book. I got the news up on our SMFS blog earlier today at https://shortmystery.blogspot.com/2017/11/smfs-member-publications-news.html

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