The Surrogate, my debut novel
coming May 6, 2021
I began writing my first novel when I retired as the principal of Union School in Farmington, CT. The ideas for my domestic thriller began in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook mass shooting, a tragedy that took place at an elementary school not far from mine. The questions that have haunted me since that day inspired my writing.
How could this happen? Why is it happening again and again? What can we do to stop the next mass shooting? What can we, as parents, educators, lawmakers, citizens, leaders, do in order to end the horrific gun violence that continues to grip our nation?
The Surrogate is not a book about a school shooting. It is a novel that explores the psychological profiles of a would-be mass shooter and the teacher who tries to help him.
AS PROMISED: Preview the prologue and chapter 1
The Surrogate is now available for preorder ONLY at https://www.blackrosewriting.com/thrillers/thesurrogate. If you would like to purchase my book prior to the publication date of May 6, 2021, use the promo code PREORDER2021 to receive a 15% discount.
Preordered copies will ship on or prior to the release date. The Surrogate will then become available for sale online at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other retailers on or a few days after the publication date. If you’d like your copy first and with a discount, consider ordering through Black Rose Writing.