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Elliott Foster's latest novel, Panic River, published by Calumet Editions, officially launched with a party at the Black Dog Cafe in St. Paul on Nov. 2.
Panic River is the story of Corey Fischer, a gay man on the cusp of his 40s. As the story gets underway, he stands to lose all connections in his life, from his family, which has disowned him because of his sexuality, to his chosen husband Nick, who has betrayed his trust. His artistic pursuits do not hold the promise they once did, either, and this is one of the reasons Nick, who has been largely supporting them, has grown distant and disappointed.
In her review of the book, D. Donovan, the senior reviewer for Midwest Book Review says, "In many ways, Panic River is the quintessential story of middle-age revelations and angst; but it also presents an edgy exploration of the impact of an inheritance which changes everything and exposes the darker underside of a much-changed relationship.... Elliott Foster excels at creating a hard-hitting story that begins softly, with a life on the verge of big changes, and then moves into the protagonist's ability to accept illusion and, finally, reality. This forces him - and readers - to understand not only the pull and power of past influences, but their ability to craft and warp present-day reality."
Learn more about the book at Elliottfoster.com.
RMA Publicity has secured a Publisher's Weekly Review for Where the Caribou Still Roam: In the Barren Lands of Arctic Canada by Guy Mueller.
Here is a portion of the review, published by the magazine on Oct. 23: In this earnest, well-intentioned debut, a retiree searches for adventure and answers for himself and the planet during a rafting trip in the Arctic…. Weaving in tales of previous explorers to the region and describing local indigenous cultures, Mueller juxtaposes the territory’s inhospitable terrain and weather with its life-sustaining waters and wildlife… Reflecting on humans’ place on Earth, he writes, “We share this world together, and somehow, we must learn... to coexist more gracefully among our selves.” The result is a thoughtful and vivid, if sometimes scattered, off-the-grid travelogue.
Pick up your copy of this fascinating memoir on Amazon today.
A great tactic for getting attention for your book, even after it has been out for a while, is to seek stories in your hometown news media. Judy Stoffel, author, #LOOKUP: A Parenting Guide to Screen Use, lives in the Twin Cities now, but is a former resident of La Crosse, Wisc.
RMA Publicity contacted a magazine published there called Coulee Parenting Magazine, and the story the magazine published about the book just came out in their Fall 2019 Issue.
Learn more about Judy's mission to get kids to stop spending so much time on screens at TheLookupBook.com.
Hamline University Creative Writing Professor Sheila O'Connor's latest novel, Evidence of V: A Novel in Fragments, Facts, and Fictions, officially launched on Oct. 26 with a presentation and signing at Moon Palace Books in Minneapolis.
At the event, O'Connor shared the very personal story of how the book came about, and discussed her writing and research process. While trying to help her mother, who had been adopted, track down her maternal grandmother, O’Connor uncovered some interesting facts about Minnesota history. Turns out her maternal grandmother had been imprisoned at the Minnesota Home School for Girls in Sauk Centre, Minnesota. It is a little known fact that in 1936 specifically, at the time of her mother’s birth, the majority of girls—including one as young as nine—were sentenced to the facility for the offense of ‘immorality,’ and, regardless of the age they entered, they weren’t released until the age of 21. O’Connor never met her maternal grandmother, but in her latest novel, she imagines what the woman might have been like, and how she ended up there.
In addition to the launch event, O'Connor will also appear at Next Chapter Booksellers in St. Paul on Sun., Nov. 3; Zenith Bookstore in Duluth, Minn., on Tues., Nov. 5, and the Hennepin County Public Library in Edina on Tues., Nov. 12. That event is previewed in the Oct. 24 issue of the MN Sun Current.
The book promotion campaign kicked off with the Twin Cities Book Fesrtival on Oct. 12, where Sheila O'COnnor was one of the presenters. Learn more about Evidence of V at SheilaOConnor.com.