Brooklyn, N.Y.— October, 15, 2020—After years in the making, Angel Fire by Patricia Carragon is now a reality. Ms. Carragon thanks Alien Buddha Press and copy editor, Cindy Hochman of “100 Proof” Copyediting Services, for believing in her debut novel’s value. Angel Fire is a novel, inspired by Ms. Carragon’s personal experiences and nightmares, that delves into the lives of three women protagonists, Sarah Kahn, Kate Robbins, and Dana Chu, living and working in New York City during the ’90s through the post- 9/11 world and the Obama election. The book is comprised of over 57,000 words, broken down into twenty-one chapters and an epilogue. The narrative contains elements of magic realism/ urban fantasy, and beyond the wry humor, there are bizarre twists involving erotic dreams, curses, cats, and paranormal visitations from a precocious ten-year-old girl named Allie, turning this story into a psychological thriller.
Cover Art by Su Polo
Praise for Angel Fire:
Peter Marra, poetry editor at Literary Orphans, sums it up. “. . . In Angel Fire, her debut novel, Patricia Carragon expertly crafts a tale that captures the essence of what life was like in the beginning of the new millennium. What starts out as a drama soon morphs into a supernatural thriller—an emotional roller coaster populated with fantastic characters who will stay with you for a long time. Angel Fire will keep you riveted until the last page.”
From Thaddeus Rutkowski, author of Tricks of Light (great weather for MEDIA), “Sex and the City meets Stephen King in this tale of professional women making their way in contemporary New York. . . Through twists and turns, and the disaster of 9/11, the stakes rise for all of the heroines, and we follow their lives with growing apprehension as we discover their fates. Carragon gives us a sharp-edged picture of people we see every day, but whose inner demons are rarely revealed.”
Angel Fire is available at Amazon.com
- Item Weight : 15.2 ounces
- Paperback : 243 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1706761376
- ISBN-13 : 978-1706761372
- Product Dimensions : 6 x 0.61 x 9 inches
- Publisher : Independently published (October 13, 2020)
- Language: : English
About Patricia Carragon
Brooklynite Patricia Carragon loves cupcakes, chocolate, cats, and haiku. She is an energetic and indefatigable writer of short stories, prose, and poetry. Angel Fire is her debut novel.
Ms. Carragon has been widely published online and in print. Her recent publications include The Avocet: A Journal of Nature Poetry, Alien Buddha Press, Bear Creek Haiku, BigCityLit, Bluepepper Blogspot, Concrete Mist Press, First Literary Review-East, Indolent Books, Jerry Jazz Musician, Live Mag!, Madness Muse Press, The New Verse News, North of Oxford, Panoplyzine, Paterson Review, Poets Wear Prada, Oddball Magazine, Orbis International Literary Journal, Silver Birch Press, Spectrum Publishing, et al. Her fiction piece “What Has to Happen Next” has been nominated for Sundress Publications Annual Best of the Net and her poem “Paris the Beautiful” won Poem of the Week from great weather for MEDIA.
Her latest books from Poets Wear Prada are Meowku and The Cupcake Chronicles, and Innocence from Finishing Line Press. Her first book of poems is Journey to the Center of My Mind from Rogue Scholars Press, followed by Urban Haiku and More from Grace Fierce Press. She is working on her second novel What Hasn’t Happened Next, a music-inspired poetry manuscript Stranger on the Shore, and another cat haiku chapbook.
Ms. Carragon hosts the popular and long-running Brownstone Poets Reading Series in Brooklyn Heights, New York and is editor-in-chief of its annual anthology. She is an executive editor for Home Planet News Online. She is also an emerging photographer.
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