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TC Tolbert Author- TERRITORIES OF FOLDING

TERRITORIES OF FOLDING

by TC Tolbert

TC Tolbert, author of the new Kore Press book TERRITORIES OF FOLDING, was born and raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where s/he grew up a scrappy Southern girl enjoying, as s/he told Ms. Marsha of local television fame, “eating dirt and getting dirty.” TC earned a B.A. in English with a minor in History from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 1998. S/he then went on to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail in 2001 where he found the name he’d been searching for: TigerCakes. New name and little white dog (Isabella) in tow, s/he moved to Tucson and earned his MFA in Creative Writing in 2005 from The University of Arizona. See her website http://www.tctolbert.com/writing.html with links to short videos on the book’s design and performances/readings with TC. TC’s next book is forthcoming from Ahsahta Press

Kore Press
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Todd A. Fonseca- good review gives more reasons to read Mark Sadler’s BLOOD ON HIS HANDS

      Returning home early from a job working on a drilling platform, Michael Renton finds a strange pickup truck filled with his possessions parked outside of his house.   Certain he is being robbed and that his family may be in danger, Michael grabs his shotgun intent on defending his wife, children, and property.   What follows is an unfortunate series of events resulting in a unforgivable crime of passion.   Distraught and without hope, Michael leaves town tortured by the memories of his actions.   He considers suicide as a way to end the pain, but decides instead to fulfill a lifelong dream of exploring the Appalachian trail in order to find peace and perhaps end it all on such a journey.   As he travels cross country to begin his journey in Georgia, little does Michael know he is being tracked by someone intent on seeking revenge for the brutal slaying he has committed.

  As I read Mark Sadler’s Blood on His Hands, I was reminded of A Simple Plan by Scott Smith and how a sequence of smaller choices suddenly gets completely out of control and the resulting consequences destroy so many lives.   Sadler does a great job putting us inside Michael Renton’s head and the remorse and questions one would ask themselves if found in a similar situation – Is life worth continuing?   What about kids and family?   How to live with such guilt?   Can inner peace be regained?   Is ending it all being selfish or is continuing to live more selfish?   If only one could go back in time and change any one event perhaps it would all be different…

      I especially enjoyed the latter half of the book where the action takes place along the Appalachian trail.   The author’s month long experience hiking the trial comes through in the wonderful description of the trail itself, the available lodging, the wildlife, camping, types of hikers one encounters, small towns along the trail, equipment needed, and all around hiking life on the trail.   The care in which all of this is described and woven into the storyline gives it a strong sense of realism such that I felt I was right there along experiencing the beauty, wonder, danger, and aching muscles associated with hiking the AT.

      The eventual climax and resolution of the novel is very satisfying and expertly written in the vein of classic passages penned by best selling authors Lincoln and Child.   Those who enjoy an engaging and face paced thriller along with the majesty of one of natures most beautiful hiking settings will surely enjoy Blood on His Hands

Todd A. Fonseca

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Michell De Montaigne- a positive review of Mark P. Sadler’s BLOOD ON HIS HANDS

      Take a moment to read a professional review of

Mark P Sadler’s thriller Blood on His Hands by

Michell De Montaigne at

http://lilly-readingextravaganza.blogspot.com/2009/08/blood-on-his-hands-by-mark-p-sadler.html

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Mark Sadler Author- reads from his thriller BLOOD ON HIS HANDS

        Saturday, July 11, 2009, book reading at Clues Unlimited, 3146 East Ft. Lowell, Tucson (at the southeast corner of Ft. Lowell and Country Club Tucson).  Time: 2:00 p.m.    I will be available to discuss and sign my Novel BLOOD ON HIS HANDS, a stand alone thriller set on the Appalachian Trail.     Come meet with the author on this informal setting and bring a friend.

Mark Sadler

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Mark Sadler- Suspense novel BLOOD ON HIS HANDS now available

       Mark Sadler’s suspense novel Blood On His Hands that is now available: Order Blood on His Hands

       “Sadler tells his story of a not-so-great marriage, a working man, a wife looking for a less than humdrum life, and a private investigator off in pursuit.  Each character has some decency and each is compromised, but nothing evil. There’s enough moral ambiguity to go around that neither does anyone come off as a hero.   Sadler has put enough real fabric in his characters to make them all too believable.  He uses uses details effectively to put the reader in the scene, and to feel with each character as the points of view shift back and forth.”
Joe Gold, San Francisco, author of The Lamp Post

“You did some great first hand research of all the different locations and I felt like I was right there along with Ian and Mike wherever they were!   I loved the way you took us on a voyage across the U.S.  The ending was great!   It was really unexpected!   I love a twist in the end.”
Frances, founder of http://www.WhereDoYouRead.com

“…I congratulate Mark Sadler, and am happy to say that his prose is clear, crisp, and consistently good. While I was reading it  I became aware of not only how accurate his details were but also the accuracy of his prose. He is precise, which I think is one hallmark of a good writer.  He is also a careful writer and has done his research. I trusted him when he took me places, places I’ve been and places I want to go.   I didn’t want to put the book down or for it to end.  It held my interest and was suspenseful.  And like Mark’s protagonist, who isn’t your typical protagonist, I’ve always wanted to hike the Appalachian Trail.”
Randy Ford, playwright and writer of The Brainpan

Blood on his Hands is a continuously enigmatic tale. Where it is flawed by its brevity, the novel should be commended for its intrepidness…a book you can read relatively quickly, and acquiring a sense of gratification through escape.”
Patrick Griffin, Editor in Chief, Aztec Press

“…a good storyteller.”
Laura Hendrie, author of Remember Me

“the story I thought was quite remarkable…a very good mystery.”
Mary Ann Atrip, author of Surrey Square 2007 IPPY Winner

 

 

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Mark Sadler- New novel BLOOD ON HIS HANDS goes live

      Mark Sadler’s new novel BLOOD ON HIS HANDS

http://aztecpress.blog.com/search?g=sadler 

      Check out the link.. Sadler’s long awaited debut novel goes live this weekend.  For those fans outside the US you will have to wait a few weeks before it is available at Amazon but for the rest of you.. by the weekend you should be able to find me at www.bbotw.com


Mark Sadler
markpsadler@gmail.com
www.markpsadler.com

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Mark P. Sadler-BLOOD ON HIS HANDS, his first novel, a thriller

Mark P. Sadler, BLOOD ON HIS HANDS, his first novel, a thriller

       Over a year ago Mark Sadlers brought the first chapter of BLOOD ON HIS HANDS that he had written to El Ojito Springs and read it in front of a crowd.   There he started but instead of being the first chapter of the novel it turned out to be a climatic one.   It was a privilege to hear it and other chapters, and it was a privilege to read the completed work.   I congratulate Mark Sadler, and am happy to say that his prose is clear, crisp, and consistently good.   While I was reading it I became aware of not only how accurate his details were but also the accuracy of his prose.   He is precise, which I think is one hallmark of a good writer.   He is also a careful writer and has done his research.   I trusted him when he took me places, places I’ve been and places I want to go.

      “But I want more,” I protested.   I didn’t want to put the book down or for it to end.

      Now that Mark has completed an entire novel, his first, I hope he continues to write and that I’m privilege again to hear bits and pieces of it throughout the creative process.   I hope he has gained the confidence needed to keep going.   He has taken off with a sprint; now he faces a marathon.   I obviously enjoyed the sprint.   It held my interest and was suspenseful.   And like Mark’s protagonist, who isn’t your typical protagonist, I’ve always wanted to hike the Appalachian Trail.

       Here is the official hook: “Michael Renton’s life seemed to end the moment he pulled the trigger sending his unfaithful wife and her lover into oblivion.

      “On the lam, his journey takes him from rural Oklahoma to the glitz of Las Vegas.   He had not however, anticipated the determined tenacity of private investigator Ian Walker, who tracks him down to northern Georgia onto the Appalachian Trail just outside of the Sleepy hamlet of Helen.

      “Nine months later, however, when human remains are discovered by a hiker just off the Appalachian Trail with the White County coroner’s office make the right decision?”

      Leaving his native West Midlands home in England in 1875 Sadler attended college in Texas, before settling down to raise a family in Oklahoma City while working as an investigator and collector for a credit collections company, and freelancing as a sports writer for local publications.

      Sadler lives with his wife in Tucson Arizona, where he is working on his next novel.

       For additional information visit http://www.markpsadler.com.

      The novel is published by Infinity Publishing Com.. 1094 New DeHaven Street, Suite 100 West Conshohocken, PA 19428-2713

      Info@buybooksontheweb.com www.buybookssoutheweb.com

      Toll-free 877-BUY BOOK

      Randy Ford

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