10 October 2011

New novel 'Out Of Breath' deals with topics ranging from vampires to veganism

Ashland Creek Press, an Oregon based, boutique publisher, dedicated to publishing books with a world view, continues to accomplish their aim, having produced yet another brilliantly layered and compelling story.

Out Of Breath far surpasses the industry standard for young adult literature, and introduces an exciting and rare form of thought-provoking subject matter into mainstream storytelling.

Blair Richmond fuses an undoubtedly honed craft with vivid description, emotional characterization and development, and the subtler, yet ever-present gift of metaphor. This is what brings her voice to life.

With topics as far-ranging and seemingly unconnected as vampires, paranormal disturbances, competitive running and Shakespeare, coupled with the ongoing, not so quiet themes of veganism and environmental protection, Out of Breath takes readers on a fast-paced journey through both faith and fantasy.

The first book in a trilogy featuring Kat and the mysterious Oregon town of Lithia, Richmond has succeeded in leaving the reader wanting more, and questioning everything they have believed to be true.

Now available at Amazon.com.

Out Of Breath
by Blair Richmond
Ashland Creek Press

Erica Settino
Erica Settino is the co-founder and executive director of the non-profit organization, Karuna For Animals: Compassion In Action, Inc. A long time vegetarian turned passionate vegan, she works tirelessly to educate others on the countless benefits of adopting a vegan diet. For more information about Erica and her work visit karunaforanimals.com.

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