Oil and Water

amfb_front_smallA former Exxon executive as Secretary of State. A head of the EPA with close ties to the oil and gas industry. A new president who promised in December to “eliminate all wasteful job-killing regulations. On energy, we will cancel the restrictions on the production of American energy, including shale, oil, natural gas and clean beautiful coal.” Presumably, this will include drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.

For anyone who needs a reminder of how deadly an unregulated fossil fuel industry can be, Twisted Road Publications will release Connie May Fowler’s new memoir, A Million Fragile Bones, on April 20th, the 7th anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon explosion, about 40 miles off the coast of Louisiana. The explosion killed eleven people and resulted in a massive spill that dumped more than 210 millions gallons of oil into the Gulf.

Pre-order A Million Fragile Bones here:  Pre-Order

connie-may-fowler-author-photoConnie May Fowler began that day as she had begun most days for the previous sixteen years, immersed in the natural world that was her home on Alligator Point on Florida’s gulf coast, surrounded by dunes and water birds, watching dolphins swim in the distance. Then began the nightmare from which she would not emerge for more than a year.

In A Million Fragile Bones, Connie details the beauty and peace she found on Alligator Point after years of heartbreak and loss, and the devastation and upheaval that followed the oil spill. It is, at its heart, a love song to the natural world and a cry of anger and grief at its ruin for the sake of corporate profits.

We hope you will read this book. Even more importantly, we hope you will join the fight for clean water and protection of the world’s endangered marine ecosystems.

 

Launching Soon: The Place of Peace and Crickets

tppc_front-cover-webLaunch Party

March 18, 7 pm
The Bookmark Neptune Beach
220 1st St, Neptune Beach, FL

We hope you will join us in Neptune Beach for the launch of The Place of Peace and Crickets: How adoption, heartache and love built a family, Tricia Booker’s absorbing memoir. This courageous, heartbreaking, and ultimately hopeful story is a must-read for anyone who has ever loved a child.

AuthorPhoto-TriciaBookerWhen journalist Tricia Booker and her husband had trouble conceiving, they followed the well-worn footsteps of couples exploring in-vitro fertilization. Two years and thousands of dollars later, they decided to have a long fulfilling life – without children.

Instead, they became immersed in the world of international adoption. Their first child, born in Vietnam, introduced them to a poor but loving orphanage where infants slept with their caretakers.

Then came Guatemala, a beautiful, impoverished country where Booker’s two younger children lived in tiny cribs with little human interaction.

In candid, raw prose, Booker tells the story of her family, including her son’s diagnosis of Anxious-Attachment Disorder, the service dog she trained to help him, and her and her husband’s chaotic attempts to simplify their lives in order to heal their son.

If you can’t attend the launch, you can get the book HERE

 

Upcoming Events

Join these fine writers as they share their stories

NPTP-FrontCoverThursday, September 22nd, 7:00 pm – Launch Party: No Place to Pray by James Carpenter
Adelphia Restaurant & Lounge
1750 Clements Bridge Road
Deptford, NY

 

INLIKH_small-promo_coverNPTP-FrontCoverWTE_FrontCoverSunday, September 25th, 2:00 pm – Southern Gothic Comes to Boston
Readings by Sally Bellerose, James Carpenter and Pat Spears
Poggenpohl Kitchen Design Studio
135 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116

WTE_FrontCoverSaturday, October 1st, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm – Authors in the Park –  featured authors David James Poissant and Linda Dunlap will be joined by Jane Edwards for Winter Park’s inaugural book festival. They will share their stories and sign copies of Walking the Edge: A Southern Gothic Anthology
Winter Park Public Library
460 E New England Avenue
Winter Park, FL

 

cvrNPTP-FrontCoverWTE_FrontCoverTuesday, October 18, 7:00 pm – Southern Gothic Comes to Newton, MA
Readings by Emily Franklin, Susan Rukeyser and James Carpenter
Newtonville Books
10 Langley Road
Newton, MA

INLIKH_small-promo_coverWednesday, November 2nd, 7:30 pm – Pat Spears reads from her novel, It’s Not Like I Knew Her
Charis Books and More
1189 Euclid Ave. NE
Atlanta, GA

 

Wednesday, May 17th, 7:30 pm – Connie May Fowler reads from her memoir, A Million Fragile Bones
Charis Books and More
1189 Euclid Ave. NE
Atlanta, GA

If you don’t see your favorite author at an event you can attend, please check back with us. We will be adding more events shortly.