Mailbox Monday is a gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house during the last week.
Be warned that Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.
Your host for September 2013, is Yolanda over at ‘Notorious Spinks Talks’
This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from!
My book this week is another of those ‘out of the blue’ review requests, this time from Kristen Broyles, a publicist at the Bohlsen Group Public Relations Agency, where she focuses on Author Solutions, an indie book publisher and a Penguin Random House company. The premise for ‘Team Charlie’, written by author Mark Evan, is intriguing and very alluring, something completely different from anything I have read before and as Mark himself recognises, very difficult to assign to any one particuler genre.
Meet one-of-a-kind Charlie Davis, middle-aged and divorced. Charlie no longer lives with his wife and children. He’s been hearing voices in his head for years, and has been living under the protective care of his elderly father. But suddenly his father dies, and Charlie is catapulted into a journey to fend for himself, an adventure that leads him from one fascinating predicament to the next. You will laugh and cry with Charlie as he tries his best to survive in a topsy-turvy real world. You will be introduced to all Charlie’s voices, including an eighteenth century pirate, a beatnik bohemian, and a lovely heartthrob from his younger days. The story entertains but also explores the remarkable power of human delusion. And while the ending is predictable, it also comes as a complete surprise.
Mark Evan was born in San Bernardino in 1955. He attended UC Berkeley after high school and graduated with a degree in architecture. After working a wide and varied list of jobs, including in his chosen profession as an architect at Stanford University and for a small real estate development company in Northern California, he moved to Southern California in 1981, with his wife and family, where he started his own construction company.
Mark worked as a general contractor for more than three decades, but has always made time to pursue his passion for writing and has now realised his dream to write full time.
‘Team Charlie’ is the third of Mark’s books to be published and the first full length novel, although there are already two more novels well into the production stage and soon to be ready for release.
So how do I best explain my writing style? I am not a genre writer. I do not specifically write mysteries, thrillers, or romantic novels. I write about a wide variety of topics and circumstances. My goal is to be entertaining, creative, and thought-provoking. If I have captured your attention with a particular tale and helped you to see the world through a different and more thoughtful lens, then I’d consider my efforts a success. I hope you enjoy reading my stories as much as I enjoy writing them.
I can’t wait to discover all your own great new finds this week … so please stop by and share your link