Saturday, April 2, 2011

A Blade Away - Jack Wallen

Killers and victims on the fringes of society are the focus of the ‘Fringe
Killer’ series. “A Blade Away” kicks it off with a murderous transgendered

"I am the last true artist.”

Jamie Davenport is a struggling young officer on the Louisville Police
Force. In her first homicide case, Jamie must track down a twisted killer
who preys upon transgendered men to bring about The Change and transform
them into their “true selves”.

“I am da Vinci with flesh.”

However, even with the help of her friend and mentor, Skip Abrahm, she
finds herself fighting a war on three fronts: a victimized population
reluctant to cooperate, a police force unwilling to take the crimes
seriously, and a killer that is always one step ahead.

“I am a god with your gender.”

Warning: Contains adult situations and material.


Jack Wallen has been many things during his adult life. Among those many
things, Jack has been an actor, hair stylist, computer engineer, bike
mechanic, radio personality, and of course a writer. Over the past decade
Jack has written thousands of technical articles (mostly about the Linux
operating system), theatrical scripts for young audiences, as well as
thriller, horror, and other forms of fiction. Jack now concentrates on
horror, thriller, and fantasy fiction.

Jack lives with his incredibly wonderful wife, three step-children, and
six (count 'em...six) cats!

For his inspiration to begin reading and writing, Jack thanks the
ever-incredible Clive Barker for words that words can not describe.

Q: What will readers like about your book?

Readers will like that my book has a few unique qualities for a crime
thriller. First and foremost the main character is a young officer who
struggles against the system. With this, readers will get to watch as the
main character grows and is promoted as the series continues on. Another
unique take is that Bethany's partner is a gay male who is closeted within
the force. Finally, A Blade Away, is the first book in the Fringe Killer
series which focuses on killers and victims that are on the fringes of

Q: Why did you self publish?

I decided to go the self-publishing route simply because I want to retain
complete control over my work. I also feel the entire landscape of
publishing is completely changing and the primary publishing model will
soon focus on ebooks and the indie writer will become king of the hill.

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