From my Book Reviews blog….
Who by Fire
359 pages, Doubleday
A Human Face for a Complex Issue
A surprising number of the world’s most destructive conflicts can be related in one way or another to differences of opinion over how to manage the Earth’s non-renewable resources. Heated disputes over the ownership, use and fate of fossil fuels rage across scientific, political, economic, historical and cultural boundaries — damaging individual and community relationships as surely as tailing ponds contaminate nearby flora and fauna. Fred Stenson has brought the destructive power of these debates and arguments to a human level in his latest novel, Who by Fire (named, like Leonard Cohen’s song, from the Hebrew prayer/poem “Unetaneh Tokef”).
Bill Ryder is just a boy when a sour-gas plant opens downwind of his parents’ southern Alberta farm. Poisonous gases released during a series of plant malfunctions make the family sick — particularly Billy…
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Hi, Mary !
I’ve recently published a collection of short stories (available for free at Smashwords, Amazon, B&N, et.al.).
Have you encountered any authors who have achieved modest success with electronic publishing?
I’ve heard of several. Hugh Howey is the most notable, and is very supportive of the indie writing community. He has a great blog at hughhowey.com and you can read more about him here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_Howey
Best wishes for your publication, and happy new year.