Author Frederick McClendon Devises Detective Novel to Help Readers Quit Smoking

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New book combines crime thriller and self-help advice.

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Kelly’s character is built around my own experiences when I stopped smoking cigarettes,

Currently, the United States, Russia and even Nigeria are enforcing stricter laws for smokers. With an increase in harsh regulations, quitting smoking may seem like the easiest option. However, battling nicotine addictions is much harder than simply following new legislation.

In his new book, “Crooked,” author Frederick McClendon takes a new approach to self-help books by molding his advice into a fictional detective novel. Brian Kelly, the main character, is a private investigator trying to quit smoking cold turkey. When a childhood friend involves him in an intriguing case, he must come to the bottom of a murder while battling his nicotine cravings.

“Kelly’s character is built around my own experiences when I stopped smoking cigarettes,” McClendon said.

After his daughter asked him to quit, McClendon rose to the challenge and dropped the habit. He has now gone 20 years without a cigarette.

Through Kelly’s story, readers will be more prepared to combat their own nicotine cravings. In addition, the story illustrates the importance of self-worth.

“The only person that can stop you from achieving your goals is yourself,” McClendon said.

By Frederick McClendon
ISBN: 9781481751599
Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and AuthorHouse online bookstore

About the author:
Frederick McClendon overcame many obstacles in his life, including bullying and emotional abuse. Writing has always been a way for him to deal with his situations and his new book “Crooked” is no different—McClendon wrote the book while battling his own nicotine addiction. He currently lives in Brooklyn with his wife and four daughters.

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