Paul T. Scheuring
Mill Valley, CA (San Francisco)
Screenwriter, Director, Creator of FOX’s Prison Break, author of The Resurrectionist
Pub Date: April 2022
Genre: Gothic Fiction / Horror
Publisher: One Light Road, Inc.
Page Count: 327
Format: Paperback; E-book
ISBN: 978-0998450223, paperback; B09TR75M9H, e-book
Price: $11.88, paperback; $11.29, e-book
ABOUT THE BOOK
How far would you go to save someone you love? That is the question facing two men – one a doctor, the other a grave robber – as their lives collide against the backdrop of 19th century London.
Welcome to London in 1820. The study of human anatomy, a field once plagued by superstitions, is on the cusp of a new frontier of scientific discovery, with physicians going to extreme lengths to get their hands on cadavers – including joining forces with an unsavory line of grave-robbing criminals called resurrectionists.
Job Mowatt is one such resurrectionist, skulking through cemeteries in the dead of night, avoiding armed watchmen and other, less savory grave-robbers. It’s dangerous, thankless work, but Job carries the burden gladly. The wages he earns makes it possible for him to care for his daughter Ivy.
It’s for Ivy that Job, on behalf of anatomist Percival Quinn, accepts his most perilous retrieval yet – the dead, pregnant wife of a powerful and dangerous man. One night of work will allow Job to provide Ivy with a better future, one beyond the worst slum in London. But a high reward demands a high price, and this fateful night brings Job closer to death than he has ever been. As The Resurrectionist reveals, whether London’s most wealthy or most impoverished, there are some secrets better left buried with the dead.
- Summer Reading/Beach Reads
- Father’s Day - 18
- National Television Heritage Day - 1
- Prime Day - 12
- Embrace Your Geekness Day - 13
- Comic Con - 21-24
- Paperback Book Day - 30
- Harry Potter’s Birthday - 31
"This is a bracing, remarkable work. Both historically astute and grippingly dramatic, it implicitly raises questions about the human cost of saving human lives and of the potential degradation wrought by a science meant to elevate humanity to a higher plane of civilization. . . . A thrilling historical drama, thoughtful and emotionally poignant." — Kirkus Reviews
SUGGESTED INTERVIEW QUESTIONS
- How did you get interested in 19th century body-snatching? Why did you choose to have the bodysnatcher the protagonist rather than the antagonist?
- Why did you choose to write this as a novel rather than a screenplay? What are the differences inherent in the two forms?
- How did you get started in your writing career?
- What keeps you interested in writing after 25 years in the business?
- What were some of the interesting things you learned in researching The Resurrectionist?
- What’s your daily writing routine like?
- What are the challenges going from concept to screen in Hollywood?
- What are the challenges in going from concept to completed novel and publication in the literary field?
- What are your opinions on indie publishing?
Pub Date: May 17, 2022
Genre: Memoir / Christian Inspirational
Publisher: She Writes Press
Page Count: 304
ABOUT THE BOOK
In the age of social media, what does it mean to connect through a hand-written letter?
True Story: When Amy Daughters reconnected with her former friend from camp decades ago, Dana, via Facebook, she had no idea how it would change her life. Through social media, Amy learned Dana’s son Parker was at St. Jude battling cancer–devastating news, but what else do you do besides comment an “I’m so sorry,” nowadays?
But more than a comment happened, Amy woke up in the middle of the night and felt called in a way she couldn’t fully explain to write handwritten letters to Dana–someone who through time and distance, had become nothing more than several hundred other faces on her Facebook account.
When Parker died, Amy, not knowing what else to do, continued to write Dana. Eventually, Dana wrote back, and the two became pen pals, sharing things through the mail that they had never shared before. The richness of the experience left Amy wondering something: If my life could be so changed by someone I considered “just a Facebook friend,” what would happen if I wrote all my Facebook friends a letter?
A staggering 580 handwritten letters later Amy’s life would never be the same. As it turned out, there were actual individuals living very real lives behind each social media profile, and she was beautifully connected to each of those extraordinary, very real people.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
A native Houstonian and a graduate of The Texas Tech University, Amy W. Daughters has been a freelance writer for more than a decade — mostly covering college football and sometimes talking about her feelings. Her debut novel, You Cannot Mess This Up: A True Story That Never Happened (She Writes Press, 2019), was selected as the Silver Winner for Humor in the 2019 Foreword INDIES and the Overall Winner for Humor/Comedy in the 2020 Next Generation Indie Awards. An amateur historian, hack golfer, charlatan fashion model, and regular on the ribbon dancing circuit, Amy — a proud former resident of Blackwell, England, and Dayton, Ohio currently lives in Tomball, Texas, a suburb of Houston. She is married to a foxy computer person, Willie, and is the lucky mother of two amazing sons, Will and Matthew.
- Lost Art of Letter Writing – The deliberateness of a letter, honest, believable and genuine, more than Social Media could ever be. Bringing back the beautiful connection of a hand-written letter.
- How can we teach our younger generation to value a pen & stationery?
- The stages of grief and how to remain a constant and connected friend experiencing the grieving process.
- The power of prayer and finding purpose.
- The evolution of friendships and connections due to social media.
- Work from home and the disconnect it creates–how letter writing can bring back more meaningful relationships.
- Women in Sports – Amy is a decades long sportswriter–a position with its own trials and tribulations as a woman in a male-dominated field.
- Read a New Book Month
- National Letter Writing Day – December 7
- National Christmas Card Day – December 9
- Self-Love Month
- Universal Letter Writing Week – Jan 8-14
- Hunt for Happiness Week – Jan 15-21
- International Boost Self Esteem Month – February
- Month of Hope; Day of Hope – April 5
- World Health Day – April 7
- Tell a Story – April 27
- Trauma Awareness Month – May
PRAISE FOR DEAR DANA
“Dear Dana is an inspirational memoir about caring for friends near and far by reviving a lost art.” — Foreword Reviews
“. . . a captivating study regarding writing letters to friends and rethinking how people successfully bond in the modern world. An intriguing and inspiring exploration of different forms of communication.”— Kirkus Reviews
“This is a book for anyone who wonders about the differences between a Facebook friend and a Real-Life friend and who yearns to see a person’s real life behind their Facebook image. It is also about the power of prayer and the abundance of kindness in our world. But ultimately, it’s about connection and how we are all connected when we come from love.” — Rivvy Neshama, author of Recipes for a Sacred Life: True Stories and a Few Miracles
“Captivating . . . I laughed and I cried as I followed the pleasures of real mail, and the lesson hit home: Whether written or spoken, our words matter. They have the power to illuminate someone’s darkest day.” — Laurie Buchanan, PhD, author of Note to Self: A Seven-Step Path to Gratitude and Growth and The Business of Being: Soul Purpose In and Out of the Workplace