Lockport, NY (PRWEB) April 25, 2005
Every one loves a good secret and, in this eclectic collection, impeccably drafted characters face life and death, love, hate, good and evil in thought provoking situations that appear to mimic real life. Featuring secrets kept, or revealed, the stories may be fictitious, or could be based on fact. Which is which? Readers can enter a contest marking their best True or False guesses for each story on a ballot in the back of the book. The talented writers involved have made that task a challenge for all mystery lovers. Free autographed books from the authors' current title lists and a copy of a Secrets Volume II, a planned sequel, are offered as a grand prize.
The book's purpose and mission is to promote reading and to fund literacy programs nationwide. Fundraising programs at literacy volunteer councils are already underway in Western New York. Compiled and edited by award winning suspense novelist Diane J. Newton, she states. ÂThe bite-sized stories inside should be savored one at a time and each hits the spot with delicious entertainment value. At only $10.99, it makes a great gift for any occasion. Mother's Day is almost here. Let Mom join in the fun and help us promote reading and literacy.Â Newton was inspired to compile the collection by the NEA ÂReading at RiskÂ survey of 2004. The bookÂs dedication is a noteworthy discussion on the critical thinking skills developed and about the opportunities for reflection that recreational reading provides
The nine authors include novelists Diane J. Newton (NY), Larry Pontius (FL), C.T. Adams (TX), Hill Kemp (La), Kathleen Strelow (Ill), C.W Gortner (CA), Cathy Clamp (TX), Carlene Reed (TN) and A.P. Fuchs (Ma, Canada). Authors are available for media interviews, public appearances and book signings, including in person, or at a distance, literacy fund-raisers. Oxcart Press, Camas, Washington, a new division of Oleander Press, U.K., released the book in mid-April. Book Club and Classroom bulk order discounts are offered.
Diane J. Newton, editor, "Secrets, Fact or Fiction?"
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