New Fiction Release by Stan Talbott Explores Divorced Man’s Acrimonious Relationship with His Ex-Wife

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This new novel released by Dog Ear Publishing is a fascinating glimpse into the life of a longtime divorcee and the issues that arise as he battles his ex-wife’s allegations that he has stalked her, and her attempts to keep their grandson separated from his mother.

Dog Ear Publishing releases “The Appeal of Stalking” by Stan Talbott.

(The book) is by turns hilarious, shocking, and sad, with an appealing hero in Billy Freeman. Billy fights for justice with panache, and engages the reader in his battle as he attempts to defend himself against his former wife’s ludicrous charges.

Billy Freeman is a happily divorced man; though his relationship with his eldest daughter and his son are tumultuous, his relationship with his middle daughter is rock solid, and he couldn’t be happier to be out of his ex-wife’s life. Billy is an avid runner, and he has embraced his single status with gusto in this fictional story. However, as time passes, he begins to realize the extent of the role that his ex played in his trouble with his children.

Billy’s ex-wife, Diane Downer, spent much of the kids’ youth addicted to drugs and alcohol and poisoning the minds of Billy’s children against him. Now that the children are grown and Billy is free, Diane continues to make his life miserable by attempting to snatch custody of their middle daughter’s six-year-old son. Faith, who has had trouble in her past, reaches out to Billy to help her get her son Trystan from his grandmother’s clutches, and Billy is eager to come to her aid.

Unfortunately, Billy’s interference enrages Diane, and she levels charges of stalking against her ex-husband. Billy is initially amused, but as time goes on, he becomes more and more frustrated and shocked by the extent of Diane’s animosity toward himself as well as their daughter and by the inefficiency of the American legal system. Can Billy extricate himself from this nightmare, and will Diane ever be made to pay for her transgressions?

"The Appeal of Stalking" is by turns hilarious, shocking, and sad, with an appealing hero in Billy Freeman. Billy fights for justice with panache, and engages the reader in his battle as he attempts to defend himself against his former wife’s ludicrous charges.

Author Stan Talbott is a retired financial advisor who has chosen to make writing a full-time endeavor. "The Appeal of Stalking" is Talbott’s second novel. His first novel, "Goddess Seeker," follows the journey of Steven Jenny. Jenny seeks the Greek goddess of Victory after hearing the voice of the late American distance running legend, Steve Prefontaine, in a bar in Eugene, Oregon.
Talbott is a native of Central Oregon and now spends his time there training for triathlons as he composes his latest tales.

For additional information, please visit http://www.appealofstalking.com.To schedule an interview with the author, contact Stan Talbott at 503-881-1375 or write to him at stantalbott(at)yahoo(dot)com.

The Appeal of Stalking
Stan Talbott
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-145750-636-9                        
199 pages
$14.99 US

Available at http://www.appealofstalking.com, Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere. The Appeal of Stalking is also available in all popular eBooks formats including Kindle, Nook and iBooks.

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