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Friday, May 17, 2019

Pre-Order Setting the Family Free Today!

My forthcoming novel, Setting the Family Free, is available to pre-order now!

Loyola University's Apprentice House Press is publishing Setting the Family Free on October 1, 2019. However, you can pre-order your copy today to make sure you’re among the first to receive it when it becomes available. In fact, pre-orders should arrive well before the official release date.

Setting the Family Free follows the release of a private reserve of exotic animals into a rural community and examines what happens—to the animals and the people involved—when the animals are put on a more equal footing with the people.

Here’s what you should prepare for when ordering your copy of Setting the Family Free, straight from the back cover:

The loner who collects unusual things. The private reserve of exotic pets released into a rural Ohio community. The estranged wife who loves the animals like family. The caretaker who knows the beasts are dangerous. The Sheriff and his team of experts who must hunt the creatures down. The animal advocate who winces at the spectacle. The celebrity zookeeper who knows what must be done. 

This story expands through the innovative use of multiple narratives, news broadcasts, newspaper articles, press conferences, political tapes, and quotes from experts, eyewitnesses, and those closest to the unfolding events. Who are the heroes; who are the victims? Who gets to decide?

Don’t be taken by surprise when the animals are released—pre-order your copy of Setting the Family Free now.

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