Announcing Nine Juicy Stories about Secrets - Are They True?

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To lure readers and promote recreational reading, nine talented authors from across North America contributed to "Secrets, Fact or Fiction?Â?, a new kind of anthology deemed "unique and imaginative" by Midwest Book Review. Its nine compelling short stories are perfect reads for busy, modern day lives, including those of young adults. A reader contest is included.

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. “The 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.” Newton was inspired to compile the collection by the NEA “Reading at Risk” survey of 2004. The book’s 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.

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Diane J. Newton, editor, "Secrets, Fact or Fiction?"

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