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July 13, 2015 THIS WEEK’S CONTENT
|Volume 1 No. 8|
On the Horizon at WildBlue
It is shaping up to be a busy Summer at WildBlue Press. We just signed a new author, Amy Leigh Simpson, who writes romance books with a healthy dose of mystery and suspense. Look for more from Amy in the near future, including a new book this Fall.
In July we have two back-to-back releases: John Ferak’s true crime, BODY OF PROOF, and a crime fiction, PITFALL, by John Robinson(Cameron Bane).
We are not slowing down any time soon; check out our hot Summer reads below!
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Coming soon to WildBlue Press
On the Trail of Ted Bundy
Kevin Sullivan has hit the road for his new project that follows Ted Bundy’s infamous cross country murder spree step-by-step. Kevin will be revisiting old evidence and crime scenes as well as talking to people affected by the Bundy murders such as law enforcement who worked the case and family members of victims.
As he travels, Kevin will be posting a series called “On the Trail of Ted Bundy” to give WildBlue readers more insight into the process of writing about such a perplexing and gruesome criminal case. Check out his latest video journals from the suburbs of Salt Lake City where he takes us down the same roads where some of Bundy’s were abducted (double click for full screen)!
BODY OF PROOF: Tainted Evidence in the Murder of Jessica O’Grady? This new true crime by John Ferak will be released July 15. There will be a launch day discount for people who buy BOP on the 15th
PITFALL a crime thriller by new WildBlue author Cameron Bane (aka John Robinson) will be released July 22. Don’t miss out on the launch day discount!
KENTUCKY BLOODBATH: Ten Bizarre Tales of Murder from the Bluegrass State by Kevin Sullivan
THE OBITUARY by Ron Franscell
NO STONE UNTURNED by Steve Jackson
Featured Blog Posts
Ferak explains how 3 nagging questions led him to write BODY OF PROOF by John Ferak
From Russia With Love
Steve Jackson reflects on this Summer’s expedition to Perm, Russia. Catch up with what you missed from this captivating series: From Russia With Love
Now in Libraries and Bookstores
Bookstores and libraries can now order WildBlue Press books in print at traditional discounts and terms either through Ingram Publishing or, for an even greater discount, directly from WildBlue Press. Our fans can help bring our books to shelves by calling their bookstores and libraries and asking that they carry our great works. Bookstores and libraries can contact us at [email protected]
REPEAT OFFENDER is now available as an audio book.
Those who participated in the cover contest will receive their gift cards for the book on July 15.
WildBlue Catalogue and Archives
1. BODY OF PROOF: Tainted Evidence in the Murder of Jessica O’Grady? Release
“The truly scary part comes when strangers read our works and judge not only the writing, but—quite possibly—the fevered brains that produced it.”
This week’s featured author is John Robinson(aka Cameron Bane). Cameron Bane is the nom de plum under which John Robinson writes his dark and humorous crime-thrillers. John has loved writing most of his life and in addition to having written several novels, he has instructed fiction-writing seminars at a nationally-ranked writers conference held outside Santa Fe.
The name Cameron Bane came about when John decided to depart from writing inspirational novels of a markedly less dark nature than his newer crime-thrillers. We wanted to know more about this pluralistic character; who is the man behind the writing and where does he come up with this stuff?
Lately I’ve been reading some older paperbacks, and the last one I finished is a corker. It’s a mishmosh of genres—science fiction, horror, comedy, tragedy, suspense, even a spiritual subtext—but somehow the author pulls it all together, and the result is a mindbending roller-coaster ride that’s not for the squeamish.
In his updated afterword the author addresses the topic of where he got his idea for this one. Everyone from his close friends and loved ones to his editor and agent all said essentially the same thing: “Son, for God’s sakes, what dark corner of your mind did you pull this one out of?”
Therein hangs the tale. I think every man-jack (and woman-jill) of us puts some of our “real selves” on the page, whether we set out to or not. The truly scary part comes when strangers read our works and judge not only the writing, but—quite possibly—the fevered brains that produced it.
It’s all of a piece, though, and unless one is writing math textbooks, I don’t see any way of us avoiding a little literary nudity…
2. PITFALL Release
3. Ron Franscell’s THE DARKEST NIGHT book signing in Casper
true-crime THE DARKEST NIGHT, the vivid account of a night of terror in a small town, in Casper, Wyo., literally the scene of this monstrous crime. The book event will be 1-4pm Saturday, August 8, at Wind City Books, 152 S. Center Street.