As many of you know, I did the editing and formatting for my friend John Holland’s four novellas. Now there’s a collection of all four in one book and it’s on sale today. There is also a one month long giveaway of the paperback edition on Goodreads for USA residents (due to budget constraints with shipping).
If you read it and see the editor is Nia Simone, don’t worry, that’s me!
Here is the description:
Heartland is a collection of four novellas connected by the theme of life in the Australian outback.
Somewhere Far from Iris:
In this noir style tale, a depressed man seeking to heal himself by returning to his hometown walks into an explosive situation that threatens friends old and new and is somehow entangled with the secret of his origin.
The Light at the Bottom of the Garden:
In this light mystery, Senior Police Constable Mick Creedy faces his toughest case: a governess gone missing, perhaps because she followed the legendary Min-Min Lights. When the young woman’s mother, Eveling, arrives from England wanting a full investigation, including into the possibility of a paranormal event, Mick needs to balance his no-nonsense methods with a grieving parent’s needs. Eveling further complicates matters as she endangers herself and threatens to distract Mick.
In this noir-style story, a severely scarred reclusive man who moves to a small town after his wife’s death finds himself embroiled in a violent labour dispute that forces him to become involved with the community.
Left of the Rising Sun:
In this survival adventure, a boy who is the only one to walk away from a small plane crash in the remote outback of the Australian Northern Territory believes he won’t be found and decides to walk 300 kilometres home. His trek requires resolve, knowledge of the harsh wilderness, and ingenuity and leads to surprising friendship and maturity.
For today only, the digital edition is on sale at these outlets:
Find John online here: http://poetrysansfrontieres.weebly.com/