Paul Swenson, an investigative journalist, wrote many stories on the real-life events that inspired his book, “SLAPPED!". He became so intrigued that he spent four years researching and interviewing the people involved to produce his novel.
South Jordan, Utah (PRWEB) March 19, 2014
Paul Swenson, an investigative journalist, wrote many stories on the real-life events that inspired his book, “SLAPPED!” (published by AuthorHouse). He became so intrigued that he spent four years researching and interviewing the people involved to produce his novel. All of the content is true to life, except for the names of the characters.
“SLAPPED!” tells how two headstrong, conservative Mormon moms bent on preserving open space and wildlife habitat near Utah’s Jordan River speak out publicly against a 110-acre multimillion-dollar retail project. They are sued by the developers for 1.7 million dollars, and told that if they keep their mouths shut and stop protesting, the lawsuit would be dismissed. Despite the threat of losing everything, the two women continue to fight for what they believe in even though neighborhood vandalism, malicious gossip and dirty tricks ensue. The women struggle to keep politics and religion separate. This book will make people laugh, cry, and anxious to read the next chapter.
Paul Swenson is the brother of the highly influential 20th Century American poet May Swenson. “SLAPPED!” features an original poem, “Earth Your Dancing Place,” by May that describes the essence of the book.
By Paul Swenson
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 410 pages | ISBN 9781491801758
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 410 pages | ISBN 9781491801765
E-Book | 410 pages | ISBN 9781491801741
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Paul Swenson died shortly after writing this book in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was a news reporter for the Deseret News, a writer for The Salt Lake Observer and editor of Utah Holiday Magazine. Swenson also had a passion for poetry and was published by Signature Books. The coauthor, who goes by the pen name Jessica Tobler, resides near Salt Lake City, Utah and is still today a strong free speech, environmental and gun rights activist, as well as a loving mother and wife. Tobler is a graduate from Brigham Young University, Utah and a member of the Mormon religion.
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