Our Atlanta Celebrity Author for the Mezza, Ms. Julia McDermott, is back with a great Father’s Day Gift idea …..
Father’s Day is upon us (Sunday, June 16), and if you’re searching for the perfect gift, look no further!
No, I’m not talking about a gadget, device, a set of irons, or anything else expensive. It’s something brand new – and it’s inexpensive – and it will be sure to tickle Dad’s (or Granddad’s) fancy: A collection of twenty short stories about murder and revenge, set on or near American rivers, published by Down & Out Books.
This splendid anthology is titled Down to the River, and it’s certain to please and entertain that special father you know. I’m a contributing author along with nationally lauded crime fiction authors Reed Farrell Coleman, Bruce DeSilva, Patricia Smith, and many more. Each story IS short (< 18 pages; one of them is only 4 pages long). But each is intriguing, engaging, and delivers a punch.
My story, The Riverfest, takes place near the Arkansas River in Wichita, Kansas. It’s about a family who moves to Wichita from Atlanta in the 1990s, unaware of the town’s dark and very well kept secret: A serial killer lives among them.
Per editor Tim O’Mara’s suggestion, my next novel is an offshoot of the story. A bonus: Proceeds from Down to the River support americanrivers.org, an organization dedicated to protecting and restoring wild rivers.
Now that’s a perfect fit, since Dads protect, restore … and can be a little wild too!
Down to the River is not only a great Father’s Day gift but also an excellent choice for anyone who loves reading mystery and suspense. Take it to the beach, the mountains, or with you on the plane, and discover some of your new favorite authors, including myself. Visit juliamcdermottbooks.com to find out more about my novels, my creative nonfiction, and me.
On Saturday, June 15, 2019 – the day before Dad’s Day – I’ll be signing copies from 1 to 5 pm at Posman Books at Ponce City Market, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE in Atlanta. I’d love to meet you and autograph your copy!