Black Jacks by Shaun Webb
edited: Monday, March 21, 2011
By Shaun Webb
Rated "PG" by the Author.
Posted: Tuesday, February 15, 2011
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A write up about my new novel, Black Jacks.
Waterford, Mi- Waterford, Michigan author Shaun Webb has completed his new novel, Black Jacks, which will be available for public purchase soon. Webb's first novel, A Motion for Innocence, recounted a tormented man who was falsely accused of a horrible crime and unsuccessfully fought a system full of corruption, greed, and politics. Shaun's latest work also deals with those same issues, but takes it a step further by adding more characters into the plotline.
"I have about twelve to fourteen characters that somehow figure in a thick plotline which culminates in a wild finish to the book." Webb said. "My main character, Amy Fraser, will figure in future works, of which I have two or three ideas floating around in my head and on paper."
Webb's first work has garnered attention from the media, who have expressed interest in the dynamic story. It was written in the first person, which was an attempt by Webb to give the readers an idea what it might have been like to walk in his main character's shoes.
"To walk in that man's shoes would be frightening and harrowing to anybody. I just wanted the reader to feel the pain that was gifted to him. I think the media may agree with that analogy and it has sparked interest, although I have no idea whether or not it will result in success for the new book."
Webb has been interviewed on ARC radio, an internet radio station that deals mainly with injustices here in the United States.
"People are falsely accused of crime all the time. I guess until it enters your own world, the impact doesn't equate."
Black Jacks also deals with false accusations and the stigma that goes with it. Psychological and emotional issues are also prevalent in this work. Webb hopes to have a bit more success with this book than he had with A Motion for Innocence.
"I write, publish and market my own work, but I didn't prepare myself for the big push I needed the first time around. This time I hope to reach a bigger audience."
While there is no guarantee of commercial success with any book, Webb hopes that Black Jacks strikes people as something a bit different.
"It is interesting and strange, mysterious and ghoulish. It should appeal to fans of courtroom drama, whodunnit and even horror."
May I suggest you keep your eyes peeled for this one. Webb allowed me to read certain sections which have not yet been viewed by the public and it sounds and reads very well. Only time will tell if he can become a commercial success, Webb is happy writing tales.
"If it doesn't sell one copy, I still take the satisfaction of having put together such a tale. I can only hope the public accepts it and spreads the word."
- Corey Steele, independent reporter