One Pink Muscle to Go
One Pink Muscle to Go
The novel is a dark comedy about socially acceptable insanity and a search for a reality where one can live and find happiness
The novel is a dark comedy about socially acceptable insanity and a search for a reality where one can live and find happiness Read more
I have had the idea for this irreverent story for quite sometime. Due to a worsening eye condition, the time has come for me to write the existentially raunchy comedy that promises to deliver a bit of introspection and more.
The valuable funding you provide will be used for a personal assistant to help the author while he writes the novel as well as editing, publishing, shipping and promotional expenses of the novel One Pink Muscle to Go.
I plan to network with the many authors, filmmakers, musicians and other creative types promoting their work and crowdfunding on Kickstarter. I support Indie artists daily from my Twitter account @patrussellbooks. Of course, I will be mobilizing as many people from my hometown beginning with the good people at West Virginia University.
Rivertown, West Virginia was not prepared for the return of Abigail “Abby” O'Shea. The once sleepy town along the Monongahela River opposite Stillwell, West Virginia and its university are changing forever by a seemingly overwhelming confluence of events. All is not as it appears, as the “new normal” has come home to roost in a community completely transformed since O'Shea’s childhood.
The arrival of numerous big box stores, myriad franchise retailers, countless video gambling shops, the horde of hydraulic fracturing workers descending on the region and the ever-expanding institute of higher education result in a continuous remaking of the landscape and its residents. This while a disturbing number of people succumb to pharmaceutically induced deaths.
It could be any town in America except for the extraordinary dynamics in play that make it a story that could only take place in Rivertown, West Virginia. The fast expanding hamlet sits atop an old burning coal mine as investors, property developers and others pour in by the day.
Beautiful young women make their way through life dancing. A local mining and natural gas tycoon, Baron Hardinger, has difficulty with his ornamental hermit as stockholders hound him for answers on some very shaky investments. Emmett Lee Ray, the overworked unappreciated multi-tasking dynamo that serves as mayor, chief of police and fire chief discovers that things are escalating far beyond his abilities as the pace of life in the small town quickens. A self-righteous preacher and his frenzied unforgiving flock prove to be an explosive mixture in this apocalyptic tale of the America Dream.
Risks and challenges
I am almost completely blind and suffer from a severe case of iridocyclitis. This extremely painful condition causes inflammation of the blood vessels in my eyes. My particular case is so bad I have been confined to my home for over ten years. The coming cold weather only exacerbates an already bad situation. Some days I am unable to read or write at all. With this in mind, I have given myself what I believe is enough time to complete my project.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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