STATES OF EXILE release Nov 2020

Dennis Jung – author

Dear Readers: My latest novel, STATES OF EXILE, has just (Nov 2020) been released by BookBaby and will be available in soft cover through their online book store on Nov 19th.  This is probably the quickest way to order a copy. The Ebook will be available on Amazon Kindle by the end of November. Soft covers will always be available by pre-ordering from Amazon and Barnes & Noble but usually have a much longer shipping date.

Some of you might be happy to know I resurrected the character of Harper Harris, the photojournalist and foreign correspondent. I guess I wasn’t quite finished with the arc of her story. For those of you unfamiliar with Harper, I suggest you read the first chapters of her stories in my sampler section. If you go to ABOUT MY BOOKS section, you may read a brief synopsis and essay about STATES OF EXILE.

    My previous novel (published Dec 2019), THE ANGEL’S CHAIR, was selected as a finalist in the New Mexico-Arizona Book awards in the Adventure/Drama category.

      The first novel in the Harper Harris series, STILL LIFE IN A RED DRESS, was selected as a finalist in the New Mexico-Arizona Book Award in the Adventure/Drama category. This novel also won First Place in the Mystery/Suspense category in the 2011 Southwest Writers Workshop Annual Awards. There was a nice mention of this novel on my publisher’s blog site  that I have included in my blog.

 

 

    I have included short essays about my books under the BOOKS Header. First chapters can be found in the SAMPLER Section. As always, I welcome comments and reviews on my blog or the Amazon site.

   I became interested in writing novels after receiving encouragement from Ariz one friends who read my letters relating my travels in Asia and the Pacific. My use of visual imagery and my strong sense of place are what make my novels as much an escape to a geographical location as the mental landscape of my characters. Tapping into my background in anthropology, I weave into my stories a sense of the mythical and the universal in the human experience – the drama and the conflicts that consume us all, regardless of culture.

    For some additional insight into my take on writing fiction, I encourage you to go to my blog page and read my short essay THE ART OF THE LIE.  My novels appeal to readers who enjoy an escape to a world outside their experience. My characters, many of them loosely based on actual people, are often complicated and flawed, and for that reason, they don’t fit neatly into ones expectations of their motives, actions, or the outcomes of my stories. I also like to weave into my stories threads of history, a certain philosophical viewpoint, and my own personal viewpoint of the human condition. What I hope to accomplish is to tell a good story. I hope you enjoy them.

     My email is djung@cybermesa.com

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