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Newsletter Issue # 3
December 12, 2019
In this issue:
New Relea se: Rebel Without a Clue by - New York editor-in-chief of
The National Examiner - Jeanne Erickson.
Red Time the Movie. Screenplay by Gippsland author Matt Dunn.
Coming Soon: The first of The Jake Hunt Series: WITHOUT WARNING
by Jed Hart.
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An inspiational story about finding the courage to
never give up
Jeanne Erickson has written celebrity,
human interest and real-life adventure
stories for decades. Her work has been
published in dozens of national and
international magazines, including US
Weekly, STAR, OK! and The National
ENQUIRER. Jeanne was a licensed EMT
for five years and drew on those
experiences for her “Fantastic Fiction.”
She lives in the New York City area with
her family and is currently the editor-inchief
of The National Examiner, a weekly
AFTER Jenny Price loses her glamorous big-city
job as a magazine editor, she goes to work as an
EMT in her hometown—and hates it. Her bedside
manner stinks, and whiny senior citizen patients
drive her crazy. Then true disaster strikes when
a drunk driver hits her ambulance and blows it
sky high in a video that’s seen around the world!
Desperate to track down the person behind the
accident, Jenny’s bumbling detective work lands
her in jail. But people she never imagined come
to her rescue—in a heartwarming story of
friendship, second chances and the magic that
happens when you finally open your heart.
Jeanne, what inspired you to write Rebel Without a Clue?
During a time I was laid off, I trained to become an EMT and went
to work for a company that serves nursing homes. The people I
met in the back of that ambulance were so brave in spite of all
they were facing, which was sometimes so sad I had to step
outside and cry. They would actually ask me about my problems
and give me advice! I was so inspired by them and their stories! I
couldn’t forget them so I decided I would honor them—and my
poor partner who put up with a lot of my bumbling—with a book
about two women and their patients that would entertain others
while getting the message across of what it’s like to be old in
today’s society. Those people humbled me in ways I never
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I started writing this book on a tiny dressing table that’s
nailed to a wall in my bedroom with a folding chair. It’s really
uncomfortable but when I try to do it someplace else, the
words don’t come.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
I always thought if you were meant to be a book author that it
would come on you so easily and a book would be written before
you know it! But now that I’ve been in contact with other authors
I found that it’s not that way at all. E. L. Doctorow says, “Writing
is like driving at night in the fog. You can only see as far as your
headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.” So my
advice would be to just keep on driving a little every single day.
What are you working on now?
The second REBEL. A senior citizen gets kidnapped.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Never give up no matter how many years it takes.
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HEART WARMING & HUMOROUS, Rebel Without a Clue is an
inspiration for people who are filled with the uncertainty of
starting over. Disenchanted and bitter, Jenny doesn’t realise
that a lousy turn of events could ultimately lead her to a
better life with a greater moral vision.
Lead Review The Herald Sun
When life, love and premiership glory are all on the line…
A gripping tale of murder and mayhem in
Who is the killer?
Red Time has suddenly taken on greater significance for
nomadic country footballer, Mick Stewart. While those final
moments of the game have always been important for the
renowned goal kicker, the stakes are even higher this
time―with love, redemption and a missing woman’s life all
on the line. With the clock ticking down to zero and
everything at stake, will Mick finally find the road to lasting
glory or just another dead end?
RED TIME the MOVIE
Interview with Matt Dunn author of Red Time
Matt, did you need to make any story modifications
when you created the RED TIME screenplay?
A SCREENPLAY is a different kind of animal to a novel,
and unless you're planning a mini-series, you have to be
quite ruthless when it comes to what you include.
My own ambition was to see my novel made into a gritty
new Aussie film.
Red Time the film script is quite different to Red Time the
novel. There have been more than a few casualties (both
scenes and characters) along the way.
What can viewers expect when RED TIME the movie
As it stands, I believe I have created something that will
translate well to the screen.
Now that you have written the screenplay, where
The next step now is finding that filmmaker who is
ready to come along for the ride. More than
anything else, though, it would be essential to find
the right actor for the lead role.
Do you have an actor in mind that would suit
playing the role of your main character Mick
I see my main protagonist, Mick Stewart, as a larger
than life character who is ready to embrace the
challenges of avenging his mother's murder, finding
a missing woman and putting his team on the road
to premiership glory. I envisage the actor as
someone like Russell Crowe in his younger days or
Mel Gibson in the Mad Max era. He would definitely
have to have that edginess. I know he's out there. The
Will Saylor find the strength to triumph over tragedy?
Lost in a world of hoplessness, after being sexually assaulted, Saylor
flees from her hometown in Gippsland. In her new world she meets
like minded friends who inspire her to pursue a life in the Arts.
Now―on the path to fame―life could not be any better, until she
uncovers a buried secret that shatters her world. Haunted by the
past, Saylor delves deeper only to discover that enemies are on a
mission to destroy her. She knows too much!
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Without Warning will be available at Feather Knight Books online store in the
next few months and will hit the bookstores in the second week of April 2020.
Without Warning: The JAKE HUNT SERIES
JAKE HUNT has finished with war, but when he travels to Brunei, a routine
assignment is fragmented. Terrorists attack the Sultanate seeking power
and revenge. Working alongside Jake, Nicole Roswell realises that the
thoughtful man she knows is also an incorrigible risk taker, whose actions
challenge her ideas of right and wrong. As the terrorists escalate their
violent campaign, those involved must act to protect themselves and the
ones they love.
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Rebel Without a Clue by Jeanne Erickson :
Imagine if Stephanie Plum was an EMT with a hilarious love-hate relationship with the elderly she
served–that pretty much summarizes this HIGHLY ENTERTAINING beach read of a book with a lot of
heart. Jeanne Erickson is a very funny writer. And she knows her subjects inside out. But she also has
ironic distance that gives Rebel Without a Clue a great edge! I hope we get more of this great character.
Get this book. You will laugh and you will ache.
A Small Town girl, realizing her roots, sees that there are people out there who care. Our Author draws
poignant vignettes from a lifetime of experience. Sometimes funny, sometimes sad, Jeanne Erickson has
continued to expand her story-telling abilities. A good time will be had in reading “Rebel Without a Clue”
and you will definitely find yourself identifying with the situations and the characters in this well-written
Red Time by Matt Dunn:
David Barker April 27, 2019
A wonderful first nov el by Matt Dunn. Red Time fo llows the travels and travails of footballer for hire Mick
Stewart – our flawed hero as he restlessly moves on after each successful season of country footy unable to
commit to a relationship with a town or a partner as a result of a sad, tragic past. The story gallops along
with subplots within subplots and is laced with laugh out loud humour leavened by reflections on domestic
violence, redemption, narcissism. I wholeheartedly recommend this very accessible novel to everyone even
if like me – oh shock horror -you don’t have an interest in Aussie Rules.
Laura Gibb May 29, 2019
‘Red Time’ is a well written, earthy novel about footy, pain, belonging and human nature.
Mick, our protagonist, is athletic, smart and disciplined, a sought-after footballer in country AFL
competitions. However, he struggles to connect with any place or anyone. When he was a child, Mick saw
his father brutally beat his mother, and it’s left Mick with a pain and a desire for revenge that get in his way
as he starts trying to build a life and forge some real relationships for once.
Mick is something of a bridge between the old version of masculinity and emerging ideas about what it
means to be a man. The novel is a timely examination of family violence, sexual violence and masculinity,
but there’s no preaching. The fact that an ‘issue’ is part of the story in no way detracts from the drama.
It’s warm, frank, insightful, funny at times, and better written than many books from bigger publishers. A
Gavin Van Eede June 17, 2019
Mick Stewart is a flawed but gifted individual. A talented footballer with an inability to commit to life. Matt
Dunn has written a brilliant first novel of country life, football passion, and shadows from the past that
refuse to go away. Filled with interesting, if not perfect characters and a story line full of twists and turns
that will keep you wanting to read the next page. While the footy side of the story provides a lighter and
sometimes witty element, the undertone of domestic violence gives a darker thriller edge. A very
Corrupted Innocence by Caroline Mullarkey:
Kerrie May 26, 2019
This is a really brilliant book. I have not read such a good book since I was a teenager. I’m now sixty-one. I started
reading Corrupted Innocence and couldn’t put it down because it was so exciting and riveting. I would really suggest
this book to anyone that enjoys a good fiction novel. I highly recommend it.
karin gasson June 2, 2019
I was recommended to read Corrupted Innocence – I love reading books but usually only read books from well
known authors but decided to read this book. I was absolutely amazed how brilliant it was and couldn’t stop
reading – there were so many twists and turns and found it to be one of best books I have ever read (and I have read
hundreds of books over the years). It was also great to read a book about Loch Sport and surrounding areas (as I live
in Loch Sport) and cannot wait for a sequel or another book written by Caroline, I will be first to read that is for sure
– she is a brilliant author!