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Voices of the Locusts a Young Adult Coming of Age Love Story

Voices of the Locusts
[caption id="attachment_2571" align="alignright" width="187"] Voices of the Locusts[/caption] Christopher Cloud , a multi-genre author, begins his virtual book tour today with Pump Up Your Book. Voices of the Locusts: A Love Story is a coming of age story of a first love complicated by differing cultures and a historic look at WWII issues and events. Christopher joins us today to talk about his book and the inspiration behind it and who he would like to thank for getting him where his is today. I attended high school in Japan for two years—my father was stationed at an Air Force base in a remote part of the main island of Honshu. My father would often take me duck hunting, a service offered by a local fisherman who would ferry us about in search of ducks in the Sea of Japan. After each hunt my father would loan his shotgun to the

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Voices of the Locusts – Young Adult Romance in a Post War Period – Interview with Ron Hutchison

Having sold thousands of copies of his young adult novel, A Boy Called Duct Tape, author Ron Hutchison talks about his latest young adult novel, Voices of the Locusts and his favorite part of the book and his struggles on the road to publication. About Voices of the Locusts Sixteen-year old Jack O’Brien has never known the bittersweet stint of love, and romance is the farthest thing from his mind as he and his family arrives at a remote U.S. Air Force outpost in Japan where Jack’s father is base commander. The year is 1948. Jack’s life changes after a chance encounter with Fujiko Kobaysi, a beautiful and enchanting 17-year-old Japanese girl. Jack is immediately smitten. Fujiko’s traditional parents are overly protective and monitor her every move, and Jack and Fujiko meet secretly at her garden, located some distance from her village. There is a good reason why Fujiko’s parents

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London Underground – Secrets, Spies, Hidden Laboratories and More in this Historical Thriller

About London Underground [caption id="attachment_2223" align="alignright" width="225"] London Underground[/caption] Beneath the streets of London lie many secrets. Subterranean rivers carve channels through darkened caverns. Hidden laboratories and government offices from WW II offer a maze of corridors and abandoned medical experiments. Lost also in the depths are the contents of a looted Spanish galleon from the days of Henry VIII. And deep within lies a Nazi V-2 rocket that contains the most horrible secret of all. Carmen Kingsley, in charge of London projects for the British Museum, and Scotland Yard Inspector Sherwood Peets race to unravel the mysteries before the great city succumbs to a frightening disease from the age of the Henrys called the English Sweat. Unknown to them, their partners in tracing the disease began their own efforts more than sixty years earlier during WW II. A top secret British mission is sent to the far northern regions

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New Young Adult Book – Voices of the Locusts

Ron Hutchinson, a Missouri author has used his years as a high school student in Japan as the inspiration for a young-adult coming-of-age novel titled Voices of the Locusts. About Voices of the Locusts [caption id="attachment_2219" align="alignright" width="225"] Voices of the Locusts[/caption] From his deathbed, 81-year-old Jack O’Brien reveals to his grandson the existence of a long-forgotten story he wrote as a teenager years earlier while living in Japan. The 16-year-old grandson finds the story in an old footlocker in his grandfather’s attic, and spends days pouring over the real-life account. Set at a U.S. military base in rural Japan in 1948, and playing out against a backdrop of swirling post-War social change, Jack’s Voices of the Locusts tells the story of three families—one black, one white, one Asian. The story also recounts Jack’s love for a Japanese girl, Fujiko Kobaysi, who has been promised in marriage by her parents

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Paperback Writer Chats with Bud Bradshaw author of RIVERWALKER

Our guest today is Bud Bradshaw, author of RIVERWALKER a thriller/mystery with some paranormal activity. In his candid interview Bud share with us his writing technique, his characters and the road to publication. Bud will be on book tour with Pump Up Your Book throughout September and October. You can find Bud Bradshaw at his website www.budbradshaw.com/blog   [caption id="attachment_2149" align="alignright" width="242"] RIVERWALKER Book Tour[/caption] About RIVERWALKER RIVERWALKER features the character debut of San Antonio PD veteran detective Gifford Holloway, a former Special Agent with Army Intelligence.  Holloway is in pursuit of the most despicable of criminals, a savage murderer who victimizes children and dumps their remains in the water and along the banks of San Antonio’s beautiful and world-renowned Riverwalk attraction. Frustrated at the lack of progress on the case and spurred on by an encounter with the mysterious Madame Candelaria, a local psychic, Holloway contemplates calling upon his

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Night of Flames – Author Interview – Douglas W. Jacobson

A World War II history enthusiast, engineer, business owner and author Douglas W. Jacobson, joins us today at Paperback Writer. Doug is author of the historical fiction novel, Night of Flames: A Novel of World War Two. About the Book: In 1939 the Germans invade Poland, setting off a rising storm of violence and destruction. For Anna and Jan Kopernik the loss is unimaginable. She is an assistant professor at a university in Krakow; he, an officer in the Polish cavalry. Separated by war, they must find their own way in a world where everything they ever knew is gone. Anna’s father, a prominent intellectual, is deported to a death camp, and Anna must flee to Belgium where she joins the Resistance. Meanwhile, Jan escapes with the battered remnants of the Polish army to Britain. When British intelligence asks him to return to Poland in an undercover mission to contact

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