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Title: The Healer’s Daughters
Author: Jay Amberg
Page count: 312
Genre: Adult Fiction
Release date: 17 July 2019
Book summary: A terrorist bombing in Bergama,Turkey kills twenty-three people including three children. Modern Bergama is built on the site of ancient Pergamon, a city whose art and wealth and culture rivaled Athens. It was also the home of the Aesklepion, the world’s greatest healing center, and the birthplace of Galen, the Roman Empire’s most famous doctor.
Tuğçe Iskan, a Turkish Ministry investigator, finds evidence that links the terrorism to a powerful criminal family and to Galen’s life and Pergamon’s lost treasures. But Iskan is alone, an outcast in the Ministry because she is honest, diligent, and a woman.
As Iskan delves more deeply into the heinous attack, she needs allies outside the Ministry. She must turn to Özlem Boroğlu, a local archeologist, and Boroğlu’s daughter Elif, an artist with an affinity for ancient Aegean goddesses. Can these three women defeat ISIL terrorists, criminal oligarchs, and corrupt officials? Can they even survive?
Author Bio: Jay Amberg is the author of twelve books. He has taught high school and college students since 1972. Contact him at jayamberg.com.
Praise for The Healer’s Daughters: “Keep[s] readers on their toes. With its powerful blend of Turkish cultural explorations, international intrigue, a treasure hunt, historical references, and characters who hold their own special interests close to their hearts, The Healer’s Daughters is an exceptional thriller that proves hard to put down.”—Diane Donovan, Midwest Book Review
“Superb, strong and focused… Cleverly woven… Complex family dynamics… Brilliant twists … Recommend it to anyone who loves a gritty, powerful story.—Lesley Jones, Readers’ Favorite
“Amberg…shines at creating distinctive characters. Elif and others, for example, conduct a ritual to remember lost lives, which is a striking contrast to others who use the ‘Bergama Bombing’ to boost their political careers. Moreover, Amberg deftly shows how viewing un-familiar cultures as exotic can be insensitive; Özlem confronts a crass British photographer who thinks nothing of snapping pictures of praying mourners… A large, memorable cast augments this dramatic mystery/thriller.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Truly showcased Amberg’s talent of getting into the mind of his characters and creating strong empathy among his readers…. A spellbinding story that will have readers on a roller-coaster of emotion as they follow the many characters through terrorist attacks and treasure hunts. If you like suspense mixed with historical fiction and topped with some action and adventure, then I highly recommend this book.” —Starza Thompson, Windy City Reviews
“Powerful…The ending is shocking…highly charged, electrifying.” —Fran Lewis, Just Reviews
Praise for The Healer’s Daughters: “I devoured the historical and cultural aspects of the story. …Terrorism, antiquities, power, goddesses, brutality, corruption, revenge…I found myself holding my breath, awaiting the outcome. Amberg created characters that, good or bad, evoke an emotion from the reader. Complicated family relationships. Anger, heartbreak…both emotions hit me time and time again. Superb writing.” —Betty Taylor, Reading is My Passion
“The main characters and their heart and strength pull you into the story and keep you interested through the twists and turns and the suspense.”—Grantham Lynn, My Reading Journeys
“Following the past of the artifacts and people just trying to survive kept me engrossed with the story. There are several threads that wrap around and around until you can see that one or two threads keep them entwined. This is a wonderful read and one I recommend to anyone that likes a great thriller with a history twist added in.” —JBronder Book Reviews
Modern History Press Releases Popular
Writer’s Aid in Its Third Edition
Los Angeles, CA and WWW—The Frugal Book Promoter by Carolyn Howard Johnson has been must-have book for authors since its 2004 debut as a text for her UCLA Extension Writer’s Program class in book marketing. Modern History Press is now publishing the third edition sporting a new cover, a bibliography, a reference and complete update.
In its past iterations, The Frugal Book Promoter: How to get nearly free publicity on your own or partnering with your publisher was a winner of an Irwin award, was USA Book News’ pick for Best Professional Book, and was honored by Dan Poynter’s Global Ebook Award. It broke all records when authors downloaded it more than 30,000 times and was dubbed “a classic” by Bookbaby.com. It is the flagship book in what has become her HowToDoItFrugally Series of Writers for writers. She says, “’Frugal’ has been a labor of love, a way to share what four decades of loving publicity, writing, and publishing fiction, nonfiction, and poetry has taught me.”
Like the old editions, the new edition of The Frugal Book Promoter assures an author’s book the best possible start in life. Full of nitty gritty how-tos for getting nearly free publicity. The author shares her professional experience in journalism, PR, and retailing as well as the practical tips she gleaned from her own book campaigns. She tells authors how to do what their publishers can’t or won’t, why authors can often do their own promotion better than a PR professional and shows them how they can partner with their publisher’s publicist or the one they hire on their own. Past editions received plaudits from industry shakers like Marilyn Ross, founder of Small Publishers or North America, Tim Bete, director of Dayton University’s Erma Bombeck Writers’ Conference and the publishing industry’s legendary Dan Poynter. This third edition is updated and has an new cover by Doug West of ZAC Designs.
Howard-Johnson has been a publicist writing media releases for the likes of Christian Dior for the Eleanor Lambert Agency in New York who created the first “10 Best Dressed List;” an instructor for UCLA’s world-renowned Writers’ Program for nearly a decade; a columnist and staff writer for the Salt Lake Tribune and the Pasadena Star News; and wrote copy for Good Housekeeping Magazine, Hearst Corporation. She was awarded the California Legislature’s Woman of the Year in Arts and Entertainment, was given her community’s Character and Ethics award for work promoting tolerance with her writing, and was named to Pasadena Weekly’s list of 14 women of “San Gabriel Valley women who make life happen.” She presents at writers’ conferences nationwide like the one at San Diego State University and the Sinclair Lewis Writers’ Conference. That she is also a novelist and poet and former retailer has informed the advice she gives to authors regarding both sales and genre.