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IF YOU AIM AT THE MOON, YOU MIGHT AT LEAST LAND AMONG THE STARS!
I think it was my good friend Nina Osier who said that, and Star Publish
LLC, my publisher and much more, soon adopted it as their motto. This month of May, it seems like everything's coming up roses
for me. Below you will see the strange coincidence that happened with Mary Higgins Clark's new book, Ghost Ship,
and my book, House Call to the Past.
As if that wasn't enough, my first new book in over a year, Bank Roll, was
released from Ingram (the major distributor for bookstores, both online and brick and mortar) on May 7. The main theme
of the book, a "Max Stryker Mystery," was a young woman who had lost her job at the St. Paul (MN) Pioneer Press and
returned home to small town Willow Creek--a thing she had vowed never to do. I finished the edit on the book the day before
it was announced that the Knight Ridder chain of newspapers was putting a whole lot of their newspapers, including the Pioneer
Press, up for sale.
In the book, Max toyed with the idea of trying to get a job at the Minneapolis Star Tribune,
but decided against it. Thank heavens! If she had, she would have awakened this morning to the news that the Minneapolis
Star Tribune was cutting 145 jobs!
This is truth, mixing with fiction, making me ask if it is karma, fate, good luck,
or God smiling at them. I think it is a combination of all of those elements.
For more on this strange event, and the
remarkable timing, go here to read the details.
To read the 1st chapter, click here.
Read an excerpt of my friend and fellow Star author Brad Garvin's new book, With the Voice of Angels, here
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