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Now available at Editions Dedicaces: « Acting in Love », by Ernest Pick

ISBN : 978-1-77076-684-6
Format : 304 pages, 5.5 x 8.5 inches
Interior Ink : Black & white
Binding : Perfect-bound Paperback

Roger, a well-known tv actor on the soap Babylon Revisited, meets Denise on vacation in Nassau. Denise manages the dolphin show for the resort, but is, in fact, a frustrated actress. Roger says he will find work for her on TV. The novel flows in three parts:

Part One: Keely (played by Denise) has a sister who is murdered in Babylon Revisited in a highly unusual manner. Roger (playing Armand, a private eye) will uncover the murderer whose exceptional use of a dog bearing a virus makes the murder happen.

Part Two: Roger (playing Benjamin) and Denise star in a full-length play heading for Broadway called Wars of Independence. Denise plays the role of Marcella, a student at the college where Roger is teaching. They fall in love and after a rather torturous relationship, marry. Marcella cheats on Benjamin. Benjamin, incensed and brooding, plans revenge and finds a way to pay back his unfaithful spouse in a most unusual, brutal manner.

Part Three: Roger and Denise have a rocky personal relationship outside of their work. Intimacy is an issue for Roger. Can they succeed despite this impediment?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Ernest Pick was born in Prague. He emigrated to the United States as a boy, studied at the University of Pennsylvania (as well as a year at the University of London), went on to take a doctorate in French after studying at the University of Bordeaux, then Nancy. He taught at Lake Erie College, became director of their mandatory study abroad program, was hired to direct the international programs of the 34 colleges and universities in the State of Georgia System, and subsequently taught also at Georgia Perimeter College.

He is married, lives in Atlanta, and has a daughter, Elisabeth, who lives in Ohio. He has been writing plays, poetry and an occasional novel throughout his lifetime. He often wonders whether he is living in a parallel universe.

PRICE : 16.60 US$

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Now available at Editions Dedicaces: « Golden Strings », by Wylie Reed Richardson

ISBN : 978-1-77076-682-2
Format : 184 pages, 5.5 x 8.5 inches
Interior Ink : Black & white
Binding : Perfect-bound Paperback

“There is no ‘yesterday’; there is only tomorrow.” Such is the motto of Gary Sapling, a gifted young singer-songwriter from the (make-believe) small town of Panville, California. In the summer of 1974, Gary works a menial job at the local mall, but yearns for stardom. An invitation to visit his uncle Karl is the beginning of Gary’s odyssey.

The two of them make an impromptu visit to San Francisco, at Gary’s urging. Once there, Gary has a chance meeting with a member of the ‘frisco Freedom Collective, a guerilla theatre troupe that lives communally in the city. As the fateful summer unfolds, Gary bonds and moves in with the Collective, becomes involved in a love triangle with two young women, becoming an ‘indie’ movie star, and making the crucial steps towards the thriving musical career of which he has been dreaming.

This novel is mainly influenced by “Hair”, “Almost Famous”, and the “Beat” and other counter-cultural writings of the latter half of the twentieth century.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Wylie Reed Richardson was born in New England, but has called NYC home since childhood. He studied Creative Writing at the New School for Social Resarch, and has free-lance journalism credits ranging from the local publications Our Town, The West Side Spirit, and The New York Planet to the national magazines Scholastic Choices and Tower Video Review.

His parody ‘soap opera’ script “Irrational Dreams” was produced (in workshop format) by The Rising Sun Performance Company in 2002 (in NYC); the script is available on Lulu.com. He visited San Francisco for the first time in 2003, and considers it one of his favorite places; Golden Strings was written partially as a tribute to it. His favorite authors are Kerouac, Tolkien, and Hemingway. He can be reached through his facebook and writer.com accounts.

PRICE : 15.00 US$

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Now available at Editions Dedicaces: « Invisible Influence », by Larry R. Moran

ISBN : 978-1-77076-680-8
Format : 418 pages, 5.5 x 8.5 inches
Interior Ink : Black & white
Binding : Perfect-bound Paperback

Spencer Graves, a midlevel government economist, is in the middle of a divorce and an angrily contested battle to keep custody of his two children when he is sent on a government sponsored trip to Paris to attend an international conference. While there, he has an affair with a beautiful French woman, but when he returns home, the affair is used to blackmail him with threats that he will lose custody of his children and financial stability, he may end up in jail, and his children may be killed.

He bends and then breaks government rules about handling sensitive economic statistics for the apparent financial benefit of stock market investors. However, when his actions send the economy into a recession, Spencer realizes the blackmailer’s motion was darker than financial gain. Linda Wooster, a friend, confidante, and eventual lover, encourages him to track down the blackmailer, and the search leads Spencer back to Paris to locate the woman with whom he had the affair. While in France, Spencer concludes the plot was perpetrated by a foreign government that is set on destroying the U.S. economy and affecting the outcome of a U.S. presidential election. Fearing exposure, the foreign government decides to kill him and his former French mistress. Invisible Influence is the story of human weakness and strength, of passion and love, of suffering and terror, and of the struggle between ideas and the need to do what is right. It’s an international thriller that combines current political and economic developments with a love story, and it builds to a powerful and surprising climax.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Born in Indianapolis, Larry Moran was a newspaper reporter in Indiana for nine years, covering everything from sports to presidential politics and writing a humor column. After graduating from Indiana University in 1970, he moved to the Washington, DC area, where for 33 years, he was an economist, public information officer, and media spokesperson for a federal government agency.

Prior to Invisible Influence, Mr. Moran published three books—Hoosier Hysteria, Sons, and Other Stories, a collection of eight short stories of terror, suspense, mystery, humor, and surprise; Laughing Through Life, a humorous, partially fictionalized autobiography; and Rhyming Love and Laughter, a collection of poetry.

To learn more about Mr. Moran and his writing, visit his webpage at larrymoran43.com. In addition to his love for writing, Mr. Moran is an avid but awful golfer and a tournament bridge player. His other interests include American political history, the history and culture of the American West, baseball, music, and magic.

PRICE : 18.20 US$

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