Back in 2008, I wrote a novella called MAMA FISH that I remember being very proud of. At the time, nobody anywhere had heard of me (except for my mom), and—on the back of some strong reviews—it helped introduce a host of new readers to my work—a readership that has continued to grow through subsequent publications. But MAMA FISH is where it all began.
Until now, MAMA FISH has only been available in paperback from Shroud Publishing. It’s still available in paperback, if you do a little hunting around, but I’m delighted to say that the e-book edition was recently released by Crossroad Press. To me, it seems only fitting that a story about (among other things) advancements in technology be available in digital format.
Here’s the all-enticing cover copy:
Technology is a 21st Century god. It’s a monster.
And the old ghosts stir …
Business brings Patrick Beauchamp to Harlequin, MA. The town he grew up in. It is his first time back for twenty years. Harlequin has changed, but even so … the old ghosts stir.
The secret—such a terrible secret—still lives in his heart. It is here, in Harlequin. She is here.
Patrick will never forget Mama Fish.
Harlequin High, 1986. Kelvin Fish was the oddball, the weird kid that no one would talk to. Except for Patrick, who was determined to learn more about this strange child, and to befriend him. But Patrick would get more than he bargained for…
Mama Fish is a story about the paths we choose … about the changes in society, and in ourselves. It is told through the eyes of Patrick Beauchamp, a loving family man who, at his heart, is troubled by much darkness … a man quite literally caught between the ghost and the machine.
So yeah … if you like what you read, and if you’re so inclined, you can order MAMA FISH for your Kindle or Nook at any of the following online venues:
Three bucks for the Kindle version? You can’t say fairer than that.
I’ll be releasing more of my backlist through Crossroad Press over the coming months, all with fresh covers and shiny digital bones. Of course, I’ll be posting all the info right here, so check back often.