Latino Author Defies The Odds And Writes Award-Winning, Critically-Acclaimed Novel

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Oddity Media, LLC author Henry Mosquera's debut thriller, “Sleeper’s Run,” wins prestigious awards and garners rave reviews from industry critics such as Kirkus, ForeWord Magazine, Indie Reader, and Reader Views.

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Sleeper's Run

I just wanted to experience some of the things the characters (in my novel) would do in real life to understand both the mechanics and the psychology behind them.

The novel’s author, Henry Mosquera, who was born and raised in Venezuela, has been honored with the 2012 IndieReader Discovery Award for best thriller, and was among the finalists for the 2012 Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Awards. He was also awarded the 2011 Reader Views Literary Award for best South American novel. And the accolades just keep coming for this exciting book.

“Sleeper’s Run” is a political thriller dealing with American intervention policies in South America and the corruption in those countries that enables them. Amazingly, the book manages to touch upon such serious topics as debunking Latino stereotypes and post-traumatic stress disorder in veterans, while still being entertaining and action-packed with high-octane chase scenes, cunning use of technology, and dramatic fight sequences. Fans of the novel are mesmerized and were often unable to put the page-turner down until the very end.

As ForeWord Reviews proclaims, “Mosquera pulls readers in with intoxicating descriptions of his country, capturing Venezuela’s allure even as he portrays its violence and poverty. He also includes shrewd commentary about the nature of the Venezuelan government and its relations with that of the United States. He weaves these points deftly into the story line without bogging down the plot. Indeed, the novel keeps one guessing until the very end, with enough layers to satisfy even the most staunch conspiracy theorists.”

Mosquera has taken great pains with research for this novel, not only using non-fiction resources, but supplementing this with hands-on tactics like gun shooting and knife courses, urban escape and evasion seminars, martial arts training, and finally, flying lessons.

“I just wanted to experience some of the things the characters (in my novel) would do in real life to understand both the mechanics and the psychology behind them,” said Mosquera in an interview with Inside Scoop Live.

“Sleeper’s Run” has managed to defy the odds of self-published obscurity by tackling the often shady history between the United States and Latin America, as well as touching on questions of national identity, blood-for-resources, and the morality of global intervention practices.

About the Author:

Henry Mosquera is a writer and artist born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela. He attended the University of Miami, Florida, where he obtained a double major in Graphic Design and Film. He currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife, dog, and cat.

“Sleeper’s Run” (ISBN 9780615505442, Oddity Media, LLC, 2011) can be purchased through, the iBookstore, Nook, Kobo and Sony Reader.

For more information, visit Publicity contact: info(at)odditymedia(dot)net.
Review copies available upon request.


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