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Thursday, August 13, 2009

"Jack Wakes Up" by Seth Harwood Review

Jack Wakes Up (Jack Palms Crime Mysteries) Jack Wakes Up by Seth Harwood

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I love Jack! He was an actor who fell into the kind of negative behaviors that come with fame and money. Successful in cleaning up his life after a public fiasco that put his career on hold, the money began to run out and boredom was setting in. A meeting with an old friend and a decision to make a few quick bucks sends him off on a wild adventure. This fast paced thriller doesn't even give you time to breathe between one gut-wrenching, jaw-dropping moment to the next. We follow Jack through the streets of San Francisco as his quest pulls him deeper into the world of San Francsico drug dealing, and post cold war European drama.

Despite the fact his own life is threatened, Jack finds finds a resolve and determination he didn't know he had. He's on a wild ride that gives his life a spark it hasn't seen for quite a while. From the bouncers to the drug lords to the cocaine loving Czechoslovakians, there isn't a dull character in the book.

Warning: don't read the last chapter before going to bed ... if you want to sleep anyway.

When you're finished and starting through JWU withdrawals, you'll be begging Seth to publish the next two "Jack" stories in print! Well, Seth? (In the meantime, you can hear them at

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Thursday, August 6, 2009

To The Rescue: Stories from Healthcare Workers at the Scene of Disaster

Editors Kerry-Ann Morris and Nancy Harless put together this anthology of first person disaster stories for Kaplan Publishing, and it will be out September 1st! I contributed my Ground Zero story and I can't wait to see what else is in there.

Now, the marketing begins. They will be putting up a companion website, doing interviews with the authors, and we may even be doing some bookstore readings. What fun! These are some of the blurbs they suggested:

Every year, around the globe, hurricanes, earthquakes, wildfires, and a host of other disasters devastate the lives of millions. But upon notice of a catastrophe like Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans or the tsunamis in Indonesia, physicians, nurses, and EMTs go into action to save lives. These are the stories of To the Rescue.

In To the Rescue, those closest to the scene of disaster share intimate tales from the frontlines about the people they meet and the remarkable obstacles they must confront in order to care for patients under extraordinary circumstances.

To the Rescue provides a fascinating journey into the hearts and minds of the people around the world who save and care for the millions who are affected every year by extreme situations. Heartwarming and inspiring, these are stories readers won’t soon forget.

This book was written in recognition of all those that do this important disaster work. Please help spread the word!

Lots more to follow on this!! See the cover at the bottom of the page ...