Friday, July 16, 2010

Writer's Block: Tom Walker and Mary Walker

Posted By on Fri, Jul 16, 2010 at 1:27 PM

Tom Walker and Mary Walker recently published Contrary Creek (Wheatmark, $22.95, 324 pages).


Summary (per site):
For generations, members of the Cloud family have lived on Contrary Creek. Their remote, isolated ranch seems safe from the world. Even tv signals can't reach into the deep canyon where they live.

But strange things are happening in the town of Faraway, ten miles from the Cloud ranch. The school principal goes on a book-banning crusade. A mysterious and beautiful high school teacher claims to be a witch and turns her science class into a theatre of the disturbed. A series of suspicious deaths put the town on edge.

And meanwhile, a different kind of witch hunt is brewing that could tear apart the town-and the Cloud family's way of life.

Contrary Creek is a novel about love, loss, and the power of hope. Wade into its waters, and discover a special reading experience.

Author bios (per site):
The brother and sister writing team of Tom and Mary Walker grew up on Arizona ranches near Wickenburg and Pleasant Valley. Tom is a retired journalist with nearly thirty years of newspaper experience as a reporter and editor. After retiring from journalism, Tom worked as a grant writer for nonprofits in Tucson, Arizona. Mary, a social worker, spends her days with homeless, mentally ill adults and children and her evenings with writing projects including her e-zine Witsendmagazine.

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