JournalStone Publishing Announces Release of Robert E. Hirsch’s new blockbuster novel, Contrition.
SAN FRANCISCO, August 18, 2012 –JournalStone Publishing President, Christopher C. Payne is pleased to announce the imminent release of Robert E. Hirsch’s novel, Contrition, which will go on sale on August 24th.
Page Count: 260
Pub Date: August 24, 2012
A serial killer is on the loose in a small Mississippi coastal community and Peter Toche might be the only one who can stop the killings.
Summary: In a tiny community on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Brother Placidus finds little Amanda LeFleur sacrificed below a crucifix, in the attic of The Brothers of the Holy Cross. It is not the first body he’s found there.
Assigned to the investigation is detective Peter Toche whose last case was that of a murdered child, a child that has been haunting his dreams, forcing him to face his worst fears and the evil that has targeted his town. As additional victims are discovered, Tristan St. Germain, a mysterious man who was rescued by a parish priest from the waters near his home, may hold the key to the safety of all mankind. Little Amanda was only the beginning…
About the Author: Robert Hirsch was born in Pusan, Korea in 1948. As the Korean War was ending in 1953, his mother sent him at age five to the United States to live with his biological father due to Korea’s harsh wartime conditions of starvation, disease and destruction. He graduated from Cameron University in Lawton Oklahoma and entered the teaching profession as a French and Social Studies instructor. He retired after forty years in June of 2012, having served during his career as a teacher, bus driver, assistant principal, Dean of Discipline, principal and superintendent. He resides with his wife, Melissa Ann Hirsch, in Ocean Springs, Mississippi along the Gulf Coast, which they have claimed as their home since 1980.
JournalStone Publishing is a small press publishing company, focusing in the Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror genres in both the adult and young adult markets. We publish in multiple book formats and market our authors on a global level. In addition to showcasing new authors, JournalStone publishes a yearly anthology of collected short stories, and we host an annual contest for Horror Novels. We are also active with major writer’s groups, including the Horror Writers Association (HWA), and produce a monthly newsletter with exposure to thousands of people. Our online presence and marketing effort is constantly expanding and recently we began our own forum. The company’s main goal is to publish quality novels that will showcase an author’s work and promote that work utilizing our evolving presence. Assisted by a hard-working and distinguished staff of employees, President and Editor-In-Chief Christopher C. Payne has led JS on a rapid and successful journey to recognition and sales within the marketplace.
With two books nominated for awards in JournalStone’s first 12 months of operation, Chris and his team are still not willing to slow down. 2012 has already seen JournalStone on the front cover of Publishers Weekly magazine in an April issue; with three of its authors highlighted on the inside cover. Additionally, Joseph Nassise (international bestselling author), Jonathan Maberry (New York Times bestselling author), and Benjamin Kane Ethridge (2010 Bram Stoker Award winner), have been added as JournalStone signed authors, complimenting Brett J. Talley and Anne C. Petty on a shared world anthology titled Limbus, to be released in the fall of 2012.
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For further information –
Contact: Christopher C. Payne, President JournalStone Publishing
Phone: 415-763-7323. (READ:)