Monday, December 12, 2011

Committed - John W. Mefford

Bio: A veteran of the corporate wars, former journalist, and true studier of human and social behavior, John W. Mefford has been writing his debut novel since he first entered the work force twenty-five years ago, although he never put words on paper until late 2009.
Considered a visionary leader in his fifteen-year IT career, he quit his job and started writing, pouring out his thoughts with no net. 
When he’s not writing, he chases three kids around, slaves away in the yard, reads, takes in as many sports as time allows, watches all sorts of movies, and continues to make mental notes of people and societies across the land -- even if they piss him off.
Committed is the first book in the series, The Michael Doyle Chronicles.
John lives in Frisco, Texas with his beautiful wife, three adorable kids, and a feisty fat cat.
Product description: Sinful deception. A malicious corporate takeover. A grisly murder. Unrelenting greed. 
We all have that inner voice, the one who knows all but refuses to let even our closest confidantes inside. The one we must calm when we’re most unsettled. The one who seeks to understand our path, our destiny. 
 Michael Doyle lives in emotional anonymity, resistant to fully devote himself to anyone or any cause. Without warning, a technology conglomerate acquires Michael’s company, and he quickly sees through the fog of political posturing: false hope, layoffs, and blatant dishonesty.

Then, death reaches up and grabs him. Shaken to the core, Michael leans on his live-in girlfriend, who has touched his heart like no one else. But her haunting past resurfaces, and she’s pulled into a seedy web by an outside force so cruel, so cunning it destroys every soul in its path.

Can Michael rise above his greatest fear to uncover the truth about a murder and save the life of the person he loves most?
 Only if he's...COMMITTED.

Q: What will e-readers like about your book?
A: Committed relates to readers on many levels. It involves a malicious corporate takeover…Who hasn’t witnessed this painful event, or known someone who has gone through it? Michael, the protagonist has never devoted himself to anything in his life. All of us can relate to a person with commitment issues. And the book centers on greed…the root of all evil in our society. Of course, wrapping a murder around these topics creates building suspense and a thrill ride all the way to the climatic conclusion!

Q: Why did you go indie?
A: The publishing industry is in the middle of seismic change. I realized the most effective method to maintain control of the creative product, my publishing schedule, marketing, and taking care of my target audience was to self-publish. It’s a great deal of work, but most satisfying.

Q: Who are your favorite authors in your genre?
A: The big ones got me hooked – John Grisham, James Patterson, Michael Connelly. But I’m very excited about Rick Murcer, Michael Prescott, and a host of other authors I read every day.

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