Naples, FL (PRWEB) October 1, 2009
Publisher, NK Marketing, and author, Nancy R. Koerner, announce the implementation of an international book distribution deal in Belize, Central America. Orange Gallery & Gifts, the country's premier purveyor of native arts, exotic hardwood carvings, books, local handicrafts, and other objet d'art, will have Koerner's book, Belize Survivor: Darker Side of Paradise, in stock and on the shelves, beginning this upcoming weekend of October 3rd and 4th.
Since the book's publication in 2007, many have eagerly anticipated its availability within the small Caribbean nation where the story was born. Despite the presence of many guide books on such subjects as reef diving, Mayan ruins, caves, bird-watching, and other eco-travel related handbooks, novels about Belize are almost non-existent. And although Koerner's story is officially deemed fiction, it is actually a memoir based on her own experiences in the 70's and 80's, over a decade before the advent of modern tourism, making the book unique.
"I believe nationals, expats, and visitors will all want to know what it was like back then," says Koerner. "We lived 'back-a-bush' in a very primitive and isolated environment. I chopped wood, carried water, cooked over an open fire, washed clothes in the river, carried my baby on my back, and experienced earthquake, flood, fire, and hurricane. Nevertheless, Belize was, and still is, a spectacular paradise. The title of the book is only meant to convey the presence of an insidious paradox between tropical splendor and the darker side of human nature."
Belize Survivor's popularity continues to rise, as evidenced by its ongoing solid track record of five-star reviews on Amazon. And since the official announcement regarding the interest of Emmy Award Winning writer/producer, Jonathan Stark, made public back in May, there are high hopes among Koerner's fans that her screenplay will eventually morph into a full-feature Hollywood movie.
Orange Gallery & Gifts (http://www.orangegifts.com) has two primary locations in Belize: one at Mile 60 on the Western Highway in the Cayo District, and the other on Coconut Drive in San Pedro on Ambergris Caye. The distribution roll-out will continue throughout the month of October as Belize Survivor is also made available at Pages Book Store on Tarpon Street in San Pedro and Ka'ana Boutique Resort on the Western Highway near the ruins of Xunantunich. Other interested retailers throughout the country are invited to contact Orange Gallery & Gifts at (501) 824-2341 for wholesale pricing.
Belize Survivor: Darker Side of Paradise is available "Direct-from-the-Author" at http://www.belizesurvivor.com with a portion of the proceeds donated to the Shelter for Abused Women and Children in Naples, FL. The book is also available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Borders, and other major retail and online bookstores.