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What do these people have in common?
They are 2013 Joshua Tree Authors!
From left to right: Emma Lee Picone, My Blended Family; Con Chapman, Making Partner; Richard Alther, THE SCAR LETTERS; Michael Moss, May I Return the Flowers?; Andrea Garst, Happiness in Ten Days or Less; Mary Spencer Tripplehorn, The Immigrant; Niles Rader, Power and Greed; Kathy Branen, My Life by D. D. Duck; Richard Spring, Excel 2013 Warp Factor 1.; Nina Pierce, Heart's Reflections.
New Releases 2013
Joshua Tree Publishing's Fiction Imprint
Based in Chicago, Centaur Books is an independent imprint of Joshua Tree Publishing. Specializing in fiction, Centaur Books is dedicated to helping first-time and seasoned authors in their writing careers.
“Whether you are a first-time author or an established one, we have the expertise to make your book a success by using cutting-edge technology and a network of experts. With 27 years of experience, we know how to publish books,” John Paul Owles, President of Joshua Tree Publishing remarked.
Joshua Tree Publishing has three imprints: Centaur Books, Heroides Publishing, and Chiral House."
Power and Greed: New Rice Brothers Mystery
Some politicians and dope dealers are all the same in many ways. Both want money and power—and don’t care who they hurt.
Maybe you bend a few rules like changing a zoning law to meet what a few want or change laws for a club who wants to stay open on Sunday to sell what they want. A few gifts come your way, like a cruise or just money under the table. What a life!
Then come the dope dealers who deal to anybody with money; children are no exception. So people deal, rob, or murder—not their problem, as long as the money comes in for their drugs.
In the seventh book of the Rice Brothers Mystery series, Otis Rice is asked to look into possible corruption involving lobbyists and politicians on the take. What he does not expect is how prevalent the practice is. Working with the FBI and DEA, he soon finds himself involved with warring drug cartels seeking revenge for the deaths of their leaders. ISBN: 978-0-9886577-3-1
September 5, 2013 Release:
THE SCAR LETTERS by Richard Alther
What triggered two teenagers to savagely assault a man leaving a gay bar? What kind of men are they now in their 30s?
Rudy Dallmann, 40, single, choosing isolation in rural Massachusetts as a self-employed gardener, is goaded by his best friend Tex, a social activist, to finally “get on the record” this crime never prosecuted. Rudy goes further: He tracks these men down, one at a time, coming to terms with them and himself in the process. ISBN: 978-0-9886577-2-4
"THE SCAR LETTERS by Richard Alther is a beautifully written account of a gay man’s psychological and emotional journey from being the victim of a chilling hate crime to blossoming into a self-assured individual. Rudy must reconcile not only the horrible memory and scars of his attack, but also his childhood and romantic past.
“There are many sexual scenes but they do not cross the line of typified erotic fiction. This novel not only explores sexuality but stereotypes and expectations of gays as well.
“Beyond fiction THE SCAR LETTERS is a valuable player in the social battles and conversations that permeate the media and all of our relationships today."
~ Elise Wallace, The Editorial Freelancers Association