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!
Philadelphia –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 HumorOutcasts.com, 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.