Author Nel Rand remarkets 2007 book ‘Mississippi Flyway’

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Recurring dreams urged author to compose fictional account of personal past

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Nel Rand had recurring dreams in which her grandmother urged her to write about her personal past of sexual abuse. This history of sexual abuse was put into fiction form in Rand’s 2007 book, “Mississippi Flyway” (published by iUniverse).

This year, Rand is embarking on a new marketing push for “Mississippi Flyway”, featuring an online radio interview, fresh press materials and a publishing industry catalog print advertisement.

“Mississippi Flyway” tells the story of an adventurous and somewhat picaresque road trip taken by a father and daughter that follows the Mississippi River and bird flyway from St. Louis to New Orleans.

Ellie Moon tries to recapture memories of a dark past that haunts her and keeps her from a sense of belonging in the world. Tiny Moon, Ellie’s estranged father, seeks redemption for his past actions while attempting to escape the wrath of a dangerous sheriff named Dover.

“‘Mississippi Flyway’ will appeal to readers who like a well-written adventure that is both dark and humorous,” Rand says. “It is filled with interesting characters in the form of Tiny’s sidekicks and gambling buddies, plus the main characters. It portrays the racial situation in the 1960s in the Midwest and the South. It also deals with the way incest was ignored or never spoken of in families during the 1940s, and the consequences of such silence for the victims.”

“Mississippi Flyway”
By Nel Rand
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 286 pages | ISBN 9781583482841
E-Book | 286 pages | ISBN 9780595899302
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Nel Rand was born a stone’s throw from the Mississippi River in St. Louis and grew up in Kentucky and southern Illinois. “Mississippi Flyway” is her first novel. Her second book, “The Burning Jacket”, won the 2011 silver WILLA Literary Award for contemporary fiction. Rand now lives near Portland, Oregon.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, LLC, self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on BarnesandNoble.com. iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations—self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit iuniverse.com or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.

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