FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Ashland, Or. June 30, 2012
Michael Niemann's Africa Always Needs Guns
Michael Niemann, whose short story Africa Always Needs Guns, was published in Vengeance, edited by Lee Child (Little Brown, 2012) will be at Bookwagon New and Used Books on Friday July 13, 2012 at 6pm. Bookwagon is at 1652 Ashland Street in Ashland, Oregon.
You know youíre close to greatness when you can touch the hand and read the words of an author whose short story was *chosen* by Lee Child. Local crime fiction author Michael Niemann is just that writer, whose short story Africa Always Needs Guns made the short list for publication in Vengeance edited by Lee Child and published in 2012 by Mulholland Books, a Little Brown imprint.
Vengeance is a marvelous collection showcasing justice served outside the law, and Africa Always Needs Guns fits right in. Itís a fast paced tale set in the eastern Congo featuring Neimanís character Valentin Vermeulen who discovers that a humanitarian relief shipment isnít what it seems. The setting feels true, dialogue crackles with suspense and the short is filled with rage.
Niemannís short story sits alongside those by Dennis Lehane, Alafair Burke, Michael Connelly and other contemporary masters of the genre. Niemann writes from a breadth of knowledge and experience Ė his travels in Africa and around the globe as an international political economist inform his writing and spark his imagination.
Join us on Friday July 13, 2012, 6pm at Bookwagon and meet Michael Niemann. Learn how hard work to perfect your craft and hone your words (with a little luck) can pay off big time. Find out how and why Africa Always Needs Guns was selected for Vengeance. And as always enjoy friends and fans of crime fiction, right here in the Rogue Valley.
Vengeance is available at Bookwagon and www.Bookwagon.com , just call Carl Hilton at 541-488-4477 to reserve your copy. Ashland Mystery is sponsored by Bookwagon New and Used Books, Friends of the Ashland Public Library and Standing Stone Brewing Company. For more information on Ashland Mystery, contact Maureen Flanagan at 541-552-0743 and visit www.AshlandMystery.com, www.Facebook.com/AshlandMystery/, or www.YouTube.com/AshlandMystery/