Blood Moon sounds like a book about vampires. Actually it is not. It's about a killing spree by Russian criminals who sell body parts of kidnapped orphans. It's a good business, the trade in human flesh, a body of a child worth about $75,000 in the market place.
Who is buying? Hospitals, clinics, doctors, anyone who needs organ transplants. Who is receiving? People like you and me who need the transplant. Hospitals don't necessarily know where the organ comes from. What they do know is that without the body part their patient will die. The movie, "Never Let Me Go," is a gruesome picture of how the trade in human flesh and bones might evolve , with body parts stores for the public much like auto parts stores for our cars.
I'm finally done with Blood Moon! I wrote a celebration note to Tris (my agent) the other day. The final word count was 102,000 words. I am editing the book now and have it down to 99, 100+ words. I hope to have it down to 94,000 words by the time I'm finished editing. This is the fun time now! I plan to have it in to Tris by the 18th of July, or thereabouts. I seem to work better with deadlines. I hope to post some excerpts from Blood Moon before the end of summer. Fingers crossed!
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WHOA!!! Blood Moon Rising, Cooper's second in his trilogy, will be out at the end of March, maybe sooner! It's even better than the first ~ Cooper gets closer and closer to solving the mystery of his son's disappearance.
A VERY SPECIAL BOOKSTORE ON THE BOARDWALK OF REHOBOTH MD....
A new book signings is set for August 10th~
Check out "August Events" at WWW.Browseabout Books
(I know, I know, it looks like it is misspelled, but trust me, it's not....
STOP IN AND MEET THE AUTHOR~ RICHARD CONRATH
Rehoboth Beach, MD
Friday, August 10th
9-11 AM (Give the kids breakfast and then mosey on over to the bookstore)
Book talk, signing,
and a special program for the kiddos in the children's section of Browseabout Books
ENJOY THE PROGRAM THAT MORNING:
DO YOU KNOW THE FAMOUS CHILDREN BOOKS GIVE A MOUSE A COOKIE AND GIVE A PIG A PANCAKE BOOK? THERE ARE LOTS AND LOTS OF THEM ~ THERE WILL BE A PROGRAM FOR THE KIDS AS THE ADULTS STROLL THE BOOKSTORE RIGHT ON THE BEACH BOARDWALK