National Book Month and a local new author
I was not aware that October is National Book Month, however once learning that, I knew what I wanted to write about, having been an avid and voracious reader since the age of four. As a child, books were my best friends. I read fairy tales to escape life, and wrote many of my own. From there, I moved onto biographies, peeking into the lives of others for glimpses of normalcy. True Romance in the form of Danielle Steele had its own place. Ian Fleming and Sidney Sheldon came along with mystery and romance intertwined. Horror and True Crime became a passion. Genres like flavors of the month have passed by to visit us or stay.
Books open the windows to our souls, and awaken all of our senses. You know that special moment when suddenly your emotions match those of the character you are reading about, or you experience in a physical way what is happening to a character. You become a part of the story to the degree that you have empathy pains when a character is being hurt.
Joe Monks is new on the book scene. Joe Monks is fearless and driven and…..blind. Joe has captured the essence of writing in totality. That is the perfection of the written word that Joe turns into reality as described above.
Torn to Pieces
When NYPD detectives Jack Whelan and Burton Carver are assigned to investigate a grisly Greenwich Village homicide, the first-on-scene offers dispatch an ominous warning: “Tell ‘em it’s a nightmare. A total freaking nightmare.” After sizing up the scene, the pair agree…
The book has a moral ethics code that has been crossed, which acts as a catalyst for a psycho murderer. “Torn to Pieces” encompasses depravity beyond comprehension, which makes it so disturbingly thrilling. The graphic detail in this book is horrifying and amazingly real. I highly recommend reading it, and am anxiously awaiting his next!
I nominate Joe Monks as Author of National Book Month for his originality, creativity and ability to entertain us beyond his own blindness. Joe’s tagline is, “Every day you haven’t written is a day you’ve written off.” He is also an acclaimed film maker: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hobK0nS5me4 (first blind film director). All this in addition to being an author, skydiver, guitar player and more. Joe lives his life with gusto along side his lovely wife, Pam. here in Florida. I am in total awe of Joe, and proud to call him my Friend.
Let’s all celebrate and share reading. Don’t miss out on this great book debut for “Torn to Pieces”.