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Publication Date: October 12th, 2012
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Marshall Brickman, mayor of Sand Pail City, can’t escape his past when a newcomer evokes some bitter feelings that could cause the downfall of his political and entrepreneurial empire.

During the eighties, Brickman was instrumental in transforming a once sleepy fishing village into a sprawling wonderland of ocean side shopping, restaurants, and golf communities for the retired and affluent.  Everything seems to be going fine as he makes preparations to become the new lieutenant governor candidate in the upcoming gubernatorial race.   Things begin to unravel fast when Dusty Johnson moves into town, immediately getting the attention of a few locals who can see that the young man bears a strong resemblance to Bill Holly, a fisherman and community leader who was tragically killed when his boat mysteriously caught fire.  What results is a snowball of events that inevitably leads to a clash between Brickman, some of the locals, and Brickman’s mafia-like partners who were always suspected of lighting the fire that killed Holly, making it easier to build high-rise condos where the fishermen’s homes once rested.

“Multi-faceted” is how Jill Allen from “ForeWord Clarion Reviews” refers to “Sand Pail City.”

She says that “The characters themselves are not just one-dimensional heroes or villains. Printz expertly creates a unique town and citizens without making the village or its citizens fall victim to tired tropes.   With a well-paced plot and meticulously punctuated text, readers will enjoy the trip to ‘Sand Pail City.’”

Best-selling author Peter Thomas Senese calls it “an extraordinary, multi-faceted story of good v. evil, righteous v. self-righteous, and greed v. community…’Sand Pail City’ moved me deeply and is a story I will cherish.”
 
 
 

Publication Date: October 12th, 2012
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Martha Malvy loves everything.  A bright-eyed, cheerful person to the end, she must keep her head held high as life throws many challenges her way.

Half Full follows Martha through several decades, from the sixties through to the present day, as she is challenged by her wayward brother-in-law, faces the loss of loved ones, and is tested by the family she cherishes. With a smile on her face, through every pitfall and heartbreaking moment, Martha somehow finds the strength to see beauty in life’s ugliest moments.

The perfect companion to Half Empty, Half Full shows a very contrary view of life and the rewards that follow. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 

Publication Date: October 11th, 2012
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Wayne Peterson hates everything.  Politicians, women, bad drivers, and even family and friends are on the young man’s hit list.  Half Empty follows Wayne as he struggles to find happiness in a world that seems to be growing increasingly unbearable as the years go by.

His journey of cynicism starts in Pleasanton, Virginia where, after a chance encounter with a former middle school teacher, Wayne becomes enthralled in a wild scheme with a local masseuse to defraud the teacher who continues to torment him.  Chaos results and disappointment only follows the embittered young man as he flees to L.A. in pursuit of stardom as the next stand-up comedy sensation.   The array of misfits and misadventures in sunny California isn’t enough to keep Wayne on the glorious Pacific Coast and he eventually returns to Pleasanton where good and bad tidings await.

When the chance for love finally comes his way, will Wayne make the right decision that will change his life forever or will he continue to be a spiteful, resentful world hater?  With its share of laughter and sorrow, Half Empty shows the true products of a pessimistic mind.
 
 
 

 
 
 

Publication Date: October 11th, 2012
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It is the future and the world has been ravaged by bloodshed and wars.  After the dust settled, two lascivious visionaries paved the way for Planet Red, a world of never-ending pleasure, at least for some.

Rupert is a young man who is approaching his eighteenth year, a time when all males must become official citizens by performing the ultimate act and having their virgin seals removed.  He is plagued, however, by an overwhelming anxiety that prevents him from assimilating with the world around him.  After his virile friend Dave comes into some trouble of his own, they go on an adventure in hopes of finding the solution to their dilemmas.  Their destination:  the capital city of Erosmos.  Rupert must maintain his sanity if he is to help himself, his friend, and a young lady who stands out from all the rest.  He won’t find that easy in a world where the government is in constant search for citizens to convert into sexless workers, where women are physically altered for perfection and conditioned to never refuse a male, and where secret revolutionary groups, like the Purists, lie in wait, ready to strike at any time.

A provocative story that holds no punches, Planet Red thoughtfully explores the possibilities of what such a world would bring.  Sometimes outrageous, sometimes frightening, but always eye-opening, this is a stunning portrait of mankind gone mad.

 
 
 

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