Jedi Summer marks the first collaboration between Boden and Post Mortem Press, and is Boden’s first foray into long form fiction, focusing primarily on short stories until now. The book is scheduled for publication in late July 2016 and will be available in trade paperback and eBook editions.
Jedi Summer with The Magnetic Kid has been described as coming-of-age tale certain to please fans of Robert McCammon’s A Boy's Life and Ray Bradbury’s Something Wicked This Way Comes .
Johnny and his kid brother, Roscoe, spend their summer eagerly awaiting the much anticipated release of “Return of the Jedi” at the local cinema. While it starts out as any other summer, the summer of 1983 is different; there’s something in the air that’s not quite right.
When asked why he chose to add Boden’s novella to Post Mortem Press’ growing line-up, Beebe stated, “John is an amazing storyteller without pretense. His stories grab the reader by the collar and the heart- strings, using no gimmicks or hyperbole. Readers truly walk in the footsteps of Johnny as he experiences a summer like no other. Sure, it’s a coming of age story, but it’s not your typical young teen angst that fills the coffers of what passes for literary fiction today.”
Boden’s work isn’t easy to categorize. “What I think of or put to paper is a little too offbeat to be classified as traditional fiction, not weird enough for the bizarro cats...I'm just quite lucky to be writing in a time where it's quite alright to let your literary freak flag fly unfettered,” adds Boden.
An extensive social media, print, and audio marketing campaign will be launched in early July 2016, leading up to the July 22, 2016 release at the annual SCARES THAT CARE convention in Williamsburg, VA, as well as via Amazon, Barnes and Noble.com and other on-line retailers.
ABOUT JOHN BODEN
John Boden lives a stone’s throw from Three Mile Island with his wonderful family. A baker by day, he spends his off time writing, working on SHOCK TOTEM or watching M*A*S*H re-runs. He likes Diet
Pepsi, cheeseburgers, heavy metal and sports ferocious sideburns. His macabre pseudo-children’s book DOMINOES was released to great acclaim in 2013.
ABOUT POST MORTEM PRESS
Since its inception in 2010, Post Mortem Press has published over 100 titles in the genres of dark fiction, suspense/mystery, horror, and dark fantasy. The goal is to provide a showcase for talented authors, affording exposure and opportunity to “get noticed” by the mainstream publishing community. Post Mortem Press has quickly become a powerful voice in the small genre press community. The result has been five years of steady growth and successful endeavors that have garnered attention from all across the publishing sphere.
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