Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Remember Bowling Green: The Adventures of Frederick Douglass - Time Traveler (An Alternative History Novel Book 1) - by David Niall Wilson & Patricia Lee Macomber
If you're a news junky, or if you have had any exposure to the headlines over the last few months, you've likely heard Kelly Anne Conway cite a nonexistent “Bowling Green massacre” to justify President Trump's travel ban. or Donald Trump implying Frederick Douglass was alive, and of course the infamous 'alternative facts" comment. Well mix them all together, change the names to protect the guilty and you get Remember Bowling Green: The Adventures of Frederick Douglass - Time Traveler (An Alternative History Novel Book 1).
Ronald Krump, has come to Bowling Green, Kentucky and he says he's there to "make Bowling Green Awesome." His right-hand man, Race Scanlan, is there to do his dirty work and blame it all on the outsiders whose presence is the result of the community's "Sanctuary City" status. Throw in Barbie Conroy to put a spin on what's going on and I'm sure you have a good idea of where this is going.
There are elements of Remembering Bowling Green which remind me of "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure" as Frederick Douglass and Walt (who has done his fair share of drugs) travel through time trying to try and stop Krump.
Remembering Bowling Green is no literary masterpiece, but it's not meant to be. It does poke fun at our 45th President with a rip-roaring story of greed, corruption, and let's not forget a time traveling Frederick Douglass. And there is actually a modicum of truth mixed into this farcical tale. BTW, 80% of the proceeds from this book will be donated to the ACLU.
Needless to say, this book may not be for everyone, particularly if you are a Trump supporter, but seeing how there are fewer of those every day that shouldn't impact sales.
Remember Bowling Green: The Adventures of Frederick Douglass - Time Traveler (An Alternative History Novel Book 1) is published by Crossroad Press and is available in hardcover, paperback, and e-book formats. And don't forget, 80% of the proceeds from this book will be donated to the ACLU.
From the authors' bio...
David Nialls Wilson was born in a very small town in Illinois. David lives in North Carolina in a nice, new house now where everything mostly works, He's married to his co-author, Patricia Lee Macomber, and have three boys and two girls. He's sold a small pile of novels and published over 150 short stories. David is the recipient of the Bram Stoker Award for poetry, which he shares with co-authors Mark McLaughlin and Rain Graves, and a second Stoker for his short story "The Gentle Brush of Wings." He's been President of the Horror Writer's Association, and is an active member of both SFWA and the newer International Thriller Writer's Association.
Patricia Lee Macomber is the former editor-in-chief of ChiZine. She has been published in "Cemetery Dance" magazine and such anthologies as Shadows Over Baker Street, Little Red Riding Hood In the Big Bad City, and Dark Arts. Along with her husband, David Niall Wilson, she has written An Unkindness of Ravens and Stargate Atlantis: Brimstone. Her first solo release, Zombie A Love Story is now available. Currently, she lives in North Carolina with her husband, David, and their children.