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Elizabeth Horton-Newton was born in New York City and was 10 years old in elementary school when President John Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. As she watched the events unfold on television she became fascinated. This lifelong interest resulted in her first novel, "View From the Sixth Floor: An Oswald Tale". With the release of her novel "Riddle" she once again tackled a social issue; the illegal adoption of First Nations babies separated from their families. Small town prejudices against people of color and "outsiders" results in a unique friendship between two young people. Weaving a romantic thriller around the issues she creates rich characters in all her writing that draw the reader into their lives. The recently released "Carved Wooden Heart" is her first erotic romance novel. Written with new author Starla Hartless, the story follows a young journalist as she experiences joys and sorrows but never gives up on her dreams. She is currently putting the finishing touches on her novel "Stolen" where she returns to her fascination with criminals and an overburdened justice system. In addition she is researching and has started her follow up novel "Highway of Blood and Tears" loosely based on a highway in British Columbia where a significant number of indigenous women have either disappeared or been found murdered. With her education in Criminal Psychology, Sociology, and Media Communications she has a unique insight into how criminals think and how society responds to their crimes. Volunteering in local Domestic Violence groups in her hometown she likes to confront social problems in her stories. Elizabeth currently lives with her husband, writer Neil Douglas Newton, along with a collection of rescued cats and dogs in a 100 year old house. Mother of 4, grandmother of 6, and great grandmother of one, she continues to write short stories for various anthologies. She already has short stories in several anthologies, one of which in the collection "Twisted Tales", has been compared to Stephen King.
Neil Douglas Newton
Neil Douglas Newton was born and raised in New York City, growing up in Bayside, a small community in Queens. He began writing as a child, creating vivid characters to entertain friends and family.
Neil is also a musician who can often be seen indulging his interest in the arcane art of finger picking guitar. He has written several songs which he has performed at local venues.
"The Railroad" is Neil's first novel. Like its main character Neil spent a life changing half hour in the subway on 9/11 as the Twin Towers went down. He wears a vintage subway token on a chain to remind him of what happened to him, his city, and his country.
He currently lives in Knoxville, TN with his wife, writer Elizabeth Horton-Newton, and an assortment of rescued dogs and cats. Parent to four and grandparent to five, he and his wife enjoy traveling worldwide.
Neil is presently working on his next novel, Unraveling the Coil based on the science and philosophy of Nikola Tesla
Crazy Writer Couple
The couple have a special treat for both their followers and those who would like to get to know the couple's works. They are offering a FREE anthology of their short stories. Some have been previously released in other collections, some are brand spanking new. Included will be a sneak peek into their work in progress, "Fungi Fandango". This will be the first book in their romantic mystery thriller series. Stay tuned! Murder is on the menu!
Elizabeth and Neil started a joint project in 2001 but put it on hold until this year. Tentatively titled by Neil,The Fungi Fandango, it is a romantic mystery thriller. As with their individual romantic mystery thrillers, this book is unique. A young female artist/photographer with a fascination for fungi is suspected of murder. She develops a friendship with a pretentious college music history professor. Set in New York City where strange is normal, the story is ripe with colorful characters. Rumor has it this may be the first book in a series a la Nick and Nora Charles.
"The Fungi Fandango"
I was not the only photo artist that appreciated the beauty of mushrooms in nature. Divinity Cavelli, a name I suspect she created out of thin air, also chose fungi as her subjects. Her photos were staid and prim with none of the joy and abandon I captured with my lens. We had been competing for some time on the circuit, presenting our works alongside various other artists. In fact, she had a show scheduled for the following month and was obviously pissed as hell that I had gotten the jump on her.
She flew into the room, long black hair flying around her face like a halo from hell, tight black jumpsuit cut so low in the front her chalk white breasts would have been exposed, if she had any to show. She immediately began to insult my art, describing it as juvenile, tasteless, and silly!
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