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The Evil That Men Do Put Shorehouse Books on the Map

September 16, 2013

This is a new press release that went out and is now circulating! So proud of authors Deborah Fezelle and Sherry Yanow and their wonderful novel that has garnered rave reviews! 

amazon imagePhiladelphia –Shorehouse Books is pleased to announce that its first title The Evil That Men Do by Deborah Fezelle and Sherry Yanow has been the subject of rave reviews.  The book, which straddles the mystery, paranormal, romance and suspense genres, was inspired by the real-life murder of co-author Deborah Fezelle’s sister.

“I couldn’t grasp how such a young woman could be here one day and gone the next,” says Fezelle, a graduate of Julliard who has years of theater experience as an actor and director. “We were extremely close. A friend of mine advised me to channel my grief and write about her,  and a story began to take shape. I drew upon an unusual event that happened to me a few weeks after she died. I had a vivid dream in which my sister came to me.”

Fezelle told her story to romance novelist Sherry Yanow, whom she met online where Yanow hosted a soap opera message board, and asked if Yanow would read the book she had started to write. The two women became close friends and decided to collaborate on the novel.

“To think all this started because of a message board.  I am an avid soap opera fan and I even wrote a master’s thesis on soaps and why we watch,” Yanow notes.  “I was hosting this board for an All My Children star, and a new member signed up–Deborah.  She was an actress for many years, and she was curious to see how a certain talented actor was doing on the show. We became fast friends. Deborah  knew I’d written a Harlequin romance, and she wanted my feedback on her book. It seemed like a natural collaboration, and before long, her novel became our novel. I knew as soon as I started reading it, that EVIL had great promise.”

The Evil That Men Do focuses on protagonist Nick McDeare, a tortured man whose brother is murdered and his ghost wants answers.  McDeare winds up living in the beautiful widow’s brownstone so he can find those answers.  The novel takes many twists and turns and contains a surprise ending that has left many fans asking for more.

“This book gave me the opportunity to write about my two great passions: the world of the theater and my continuing love affair with New York City,” Fezelle explains.

Although it was a long-distance collaboration between Fezelle who lives in Ohio and Yanow who resides in upstate New York, the two authors had no problem in the collaboration process.

“With technology today, it was as if we were working in the same room,” Yanow says. “The book is such a joint effort that it is hard to tell who wrote what.”

With the book getting favorable reviews, the two authors have decided to collaborate further. Fezelle and Yanow are already working on a sequel to EVIL called  A Walking Shadow.  Fezelle also has a web series based on EVIL in production.

Shorehouse Books  is the non-humor arm of  HumorOutcasts Press, founded by Donna Cavanagh who also founded, a popular online humor magazine that highlights the work of more than 90 humorists, authors, TV producers and comics who hail from all over the world.. The two-year-old site is now ranked among the top 80,000 sites globally and top 14,000 sites in the United States.





Donna Cavanagh

Donna Cavanagh is founder of (HO) and the partner publishing company, HumorOutcasts Press which now includes the labels Shorehouse Books and Corner Office Books ( As "den mother" to the more than 100 aspiring and accomplished writers, producers, comics and authors, Cavanagh's goal is to allow creativity to flow. She is a former journalist who made an unscheduled stop into humor more than 20 years ago. Her syndicated columns helped her gain a national audience when her work landed in the pages of First Magazine and USA Today. She teaches the how-to lessons of humor and publishing at conferences and workshops throughout the country including The Philadelphia Writers' Conference and Erma Bombeck Writers Workshop. The author of four humor books, Cavanagh hopes her latest book, How to Write and Share Humor: Techniques to Tickle Funny Bones and Win Fans, will encourage writers not only to embrace their humor talents but show them off as well.

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2 Responses to The Evil That Men Do Put Shorehouse Books on the Map

  1. Deb Martin-Webster
    September 16, 2013 at 11:29 am

    Wow congratulations to Deborah and Sherry and of course Shorehouse Books for making it possible! Bravo!

  2. Theresa Wiza
    September 16, 2013 at 8:55 am

    Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! I HAVE that book. I MUST find time to read it! And I can’t wait!

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