Enter for a chance to win a copy of historical novel Divide the Dawn.Divide the Dawn takes place in Brooklyn circa 1919. The families of an old Irish neighborhood suffer when the Spanish Influenza tears through the old shacks and the contracts that employ longshoreman have dried up after World War I ends. To top it all off, a storm buries the city in snow. As resources dwindle, young women and men band together to dominate the remaining jobs and sources of food.
The story of a few of them comes to the fore: The wife of a gang leader flees the city with her son. An aging detective is overwhelmed by a superstitious Irish prophecy. A teen ascends in a gang’s ranks. A young woman fights through rampant sexism to understand her place in the world. A man hopes to support his baby and Italian immigrant fiance while in hiding. A veteran of World War I must decide which gang his union should support. And a young patrolman makes brutal decisions to grasp power.
This sweeping novel takes you back to the dark and dangerous New York City streets. But it is not so much about gangs or violence as it is about the lengths we will go to feed our family.
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Production & Published Works
Psychological thriller An Affair of Concoctions (Shanachie51 Press, 2009).
Book of poetry Love and Maladies (Shanachie51 Press, 2010).
Historical novel Divide the Dawn (Shanachie51 Press, 2020).
Young Adult Novel Chin Music Rhubarb (Shanachie51 Press, 2021).
Scifi-Horror AudioDrama Democracy Jones Podcast (artofneed Productions, 2022).
Fiction Podcast Chin Music Rhubarb (artofneed Productions, 2023)
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