24 April 2012

Eco-mystery 'Falling into Green' exceeds expectations

Every time Ashland Creek Press announces the upcoming release of one of their new titles I get giddy with excitement. Staying true to their mission of publishing exceptionally well-written, engaging works of both fact and fiction, surrounding the themes of travel, the environment, ecology, wildlife and animals, their newest release, Falling Into Green managed to surpass even my high expectations.

Cher Fischer, an eco-psychologist who writes fiction and mystery as well as any veteran novelist I can name, has produced an exciting, educational and thought provoking story that is a must read for anyone interested in learning more about the interrelation of environmentalism and our mental health. As well as getting lost in the life of a feisty new protagonist, who is sure to be this generation’s next Kinsey Millhone.

As a writer, I would be remise if I didn’t mention just how well structured this story proved to be, with brilliant character development and dialogue, and enough of a peripheral focus that blended and balanced the wealth of information Fischer litters throughout, with the perfect amount of fiction and entertainment. It works just beautifully.

And congrats to Ms. Fischer and the good folks over at Ashland Creek Press, Midge Raymond and John Yunker, because a pilot for a TV series is being developed based on the characters in the book. Now that will be good TV. But don’t wait for the show, you must read this book!

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New York Erica is the 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. She currently holds a BS in Psychology with a concentration in Animal Behavior and an MFA in Creative Writing. Along with her work in animal advocacy, Erica works as an editorial assistant, freelance writer, certified and registered yoga instructor, nutritional counselor and health coach. She lives with her veg husband and their four rescued animal companions.

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