I’m especially excited about the release of 'Wonders Never Cease' because it’s a very different kind of story for me -- part comedy, part romance, part parable about this crazy universe we inhabit. This is a book I’ve wanted to publish for more than five years and it’s finally out there! I think people are really going to like this one.
Cary, NC (Vocus) May 12, 2010
''Wonders Never Cease,'' the highly anticipated new novel from Christy award winner Tim Downs hits bookstores Tuesday May 11th. Early reviews have been overwhelmingly positive for this one-of-a-kind story that combines a medical mystery, angel sightings, Hollywood starlets, the mob and even a cameo from Oprah into what is anticipated to be one of the most popular summer reads of 2010.
Downs, perhaps best known for his “Bugman” series of thrillers that are filled with grisly CSI type crime scenes says “I’m especially excited about the release of 'Wonders Never Cease' because it’s a very different kind of story for me -- part comedy, part romance, part parable about this crazy universe we inhabit. This is a book I’ve wanted to publish for more than five years and it’s finally out there! I think people are really going to like this one.”
As a frequent media commentator and in demand public speaker, Downs should expect to receive lots of questions this summer about what his book research revealed on the controversial subject, angels. Are angels real, and if so, are they indeed among us to be occasionally spotted by mere mortals? He says, “In 'Wonders Never Cease,' I write that if you talk to God, you're religious; but if you hear from God, you're schizophrenic. After you read 'Wonders Never Cease,' you won’t ever think about angels the same way again.”
About ''Wonders Never Cease''
When a car accident leaves a famous movie star in a coma, nurse Kemp McAvoy thinks he’s found his ticket to the life he’s always wanted. As a med school dropout who was on his way to becoming an anesthesiologist, Kemp has the knowledge to carry off the crazy plan he concocts: adjust the star’s medication each night and pretend to be a heavenly visitor giving her messages. He recruits her agent and a down-and-out publisher to make sure the messages will become the next spiritual bestseller and make them all rich.
But his girlfriend’s daughter, Leah, keeps telling people that she is seeing angels, and her mother and her teachers are all afraid that something is wrong.
Before it’s all over, they’ll all learn a few things about angels, love, and hope.
About the Author
Tim Downs is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Indiana University. After graduation in 1976 he created a comic strip, ''Downstown,'' which was syndicated by Universal Press Syndicate until 1986. His cartooning has appeared in more than a hundred major newspapers worldwide. Tim’s first book was awarded the Gold Medallion Award in 2000, and his third novel, ''PlagueMaker,'' was awarded the Christy Award for best CBA suspense novel of 2007. Tim lives in Cary, North Carolina, with his wife Joy. He has been featured on many high-profile media outlets based on his expert knowledge, stemming from his extensive research for his novels. Visit Tim online at http://www.authortimdowns.com .
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