Local award-winning author publishes fifth novel

| 29 Sep 2011 | 02:53

Wanaque - Imagine a place where you can’t trust anything—not even the ground you walk on. That’s Carbonville, Pa., the fictional setting of the new thriller “Danu’s Children” by E. F. Watkins of Wanaque. When photojournalist Kevin O’Leary returns to his hometown to investigate the death of his reporter cousin, he discovers a war in progress between an activist group and a developer. Kevin is drawn to beautiful Megan Carey, leader of the protestors. But he learns that, while the developer may be mobbed-up, Megan and her followers claim even more powerful “connections”—an earth god who will help them defeat a huge new construction project, one way or another. Jonathan Maberry, multiple Bram Stoker Award winner, calls “Danu’s Children” “a tale of ancient evil and modern thrills that spirals through devious plot twists to leave the reader breathless.” “Danu’s Children” is the fifth novel by Watkins, recipient of a national EPPIE Award. Published by Amber Quill Press LLC, it is available as both an e-book and a trade paperback at http://amberquill.com/DanusChildren.html or through Amazon.com. Watkins’ first novel, “Dance with the Dragon,” received a 2004 EPPIE Award from the national organization EPIC, Electronically Published Internet Connection. Next came the romantic mystery, “Ride a Dancing Horse” as EileenWatkins. Her third book, “Black Flowers,” was a finalist in the thriller category for both the 2006 EPPIEs and the 2007 Indie Excellence Book Awards. She followed this with another paranormal thriller, “Paragon.” Watkins is a founding member of the Garden State Horror Writers and also belongs to The Writer’s Workshop of Northern New Jersey and the national groups Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and Broad Universe. She has taught fiction-writing seminars for the Wayne Adult School. For more information, visit the author’s Web site at www.efwatkins.com. Information on her books also can be found at http://amberquill.com/bio_Watkins.html.