Upcoming Book Signing for an O'Fallon Author

Author and O'Fallon resident, Chris Bostic, will be signing his debut novel, Fugitives from Northwoods, on Saturday, March 9th at All on the Same Page bookstore in Creve Coeur.

Hi, neighbors.  My name is Chris Bostic, and my debut novel, Fugitives from Northwoods, was released on February 14th.  Come meet me, pick up a paperback, and have it signed on March 9th in Creve Coeur.  All on the Same Page Bookstore at 11052 Olive Blvd is sponsoring the event. 


The novel is Young Adult thriller that will be thoroughly entertaining for teenagers and their parents.


Here's the pitch:  After the total collapse of the world economy, the United States could not stand together. So they failed separately. In the small region-state of Winnkota, poverty and greed are turning the idyllic Northwoods of Minnesota into a barren wasteland of clear-cut forests and over-fished lakes. Every able-bodied teenager is conscripted into a labor force and sent to work in harsh, prison-like conditions. They are enslaved young so they never learn to think for themselves. But Penn is different.

He's determined to win back freedom-for himself, his friends, and someday for his homeland. On a cold autumn night, the group makes their dash for freedom north of the border. The fugitives endure a series of difficult wilderness challenges while pursued by the ruthless camp guards. They weave through dense forest, scale cliffs, swim through the bitterly cold lakes, and otherwise try simply to survive. Pushing his friends to the breaking point, Penn guides the fugitives through a harsh, but ironically beautiful, backdrop of amazing Northwoods scenery. Adversity and loss abound, all while an unexpected physical attraction leads to a burgeoning love story. Should any of them survive to reach the border, will the freedom found equal all that they expected?

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The publisher is Krill Press, an indie press from the Pacific Northwest.  I'm working on having the book carried by additional local bookstores.  Until then, you can find it by searching my name or the title on Amazon or Barnes & Noble. 

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Jordan Lanham February 27, 2013 at 11:54 PM
Thanks for sharing Chris! How long have you been writing?
Chris Bostic February 28, 2013 at 12:29 AM
Hi, Jordan. For just over a year. The idea of writing was simmering for a long time, I suppose. I got a little more serious around this time last year. That's when I started planning a canoe trip to Minnesota with my son and some of the other Boy Scouts and dads in our troop. Hence the setting.
Jordan Lanham February 28, 2013 at 07:13 PM
Cool! Any tips for other aspiring writers?
Chris Bostic February 28, 2013 at 10:56 PM
I hate to sound discouraging, so I guess the one thing I would really recommend more than anything else is patience. A thick skin certainly helps too, for the rejection letters (or just plain being ignored) by agents and publishers is commonplace. So I guess that's two things a writer needs. To be honest, it is incredibly difficult to get noticed. Then, even if you are lucky enough to make the cut, the rewards are few. I think Amazon has somewhere around one million books titles for sale. Seriously. A lot are self-published, but that still means that there is an incredible amount of competition at a time when big publishers are downsizing or merging, and revenues are down. I get an awesome feeling, when I think about someone actually being willing to spend their hard-earned money on something I wrote. It's indescribable. So, make that three things - you need passion about what you do.


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