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Dan Baldwin Author- SPARKY AND THE KING

SPARKY AND THE KING

by Dan Baldwin

Dan Baldwin’s new thriller, SPARKY AND THE KING is now available in paperback and as an ebook.  It’s 1960.  Elvis Presley is just out of the army and planning a comeback concert where he got his first big break – The Louisiana Hayride.  The local Klan has a hired a professional hit man to assassinate “the King” in the hopes of killing the “race music” called rock ‘n’ roll.  The Mob sees big money in rock ‘n’ roll and orders the best-conected associate on the Gulf Coast to prevent the killing – a Dallas t owner named Jack Ruby.  Who will get to Elvis first- the sophisticated assassin or the frightened and embittered gunman?  Follow their parallel courses in SPARKY AND THE KING at Amazon.com & smashwords.com.

Taken from The Write Word, the newsletter of The Society of Southwestern Authors  Vol 43, No. 6  December 2014/ January 2015

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Rico Austin Author- IN THE SHADOW OF ELVIS PERILS OF A GHOSTWRITER

      IN THE SHADOW OF ELVIS   PERILS OF A GHOSTWRITER

      by Rico Austin 

      This is the true story of how and when I met the legitimate, illegitimate son of the “King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Mr. Elvis Presley.

      Join me in reading of all the trials and tribulations of ghostwriting, John Dennis Smith’s epic and incredible mystery of being adopted and discovering his birthright.  This is his journey, of finding out, WHO, his birth mother and birth father really were.  This too, is of my adventure, trying to get the full story documented, written and published for the world to read of this incredible, well kept secret of over five decades. 

         Rico’s love of storytelling is infectious and this true, epic story and whirlwind journey of Rico’s unique encounter with John Dennis Smith, the legitmate, illegitmate son the legendary, King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, in Cave Creek, AZ.  This is the journey of that unique encounter; Rico’s love of reading, exploring and traveling allured him to many parts of the globe including Vilnius, Lithuania where he taught English; Stoke-on-Trent in the United Kindom where he studied and played American Football for the Staffordshire Stallions; Mexico to study Spanish, enjoy the culture and fish the open sea.  Rico has undergraduate degrees from Universitities of Boise State (played for the BSU Broncos), Grand Canyon, Stafforshire and a Master’s Degree from Thurderbird School of Global Management (T-Bird).  He and his wife live in Scottsdale, Arizona and San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico.

      www.ricoaustin.com

       Other great reads from author, Rico Austin, include the epic, award winning, MY BAD TEQUILA and his latest, Children’s book, ARIZONA IS WHERE I LIVE.  These are available in paperback and on all eReadersat:www.amazon.com

      www.barnsandnoble.com

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