Good news from the University of Central Florida Theatre Department! Centennial has been chosen as a finalist in their Pegasus PlayLab Workshop competition for the 2020 season.
The Star in the East, my new Christmas story about love, the US Postal Service, and comets, is now available on demand from Chapbook Press.
See The Star in the East page!
Many Mansions, my first adult mystery, complete with bad language, is now available on demand from Chapbook Press.
See the Many Mansions page!
My two new plays, CENTENNIAL and FIRESIDE CHATS, are now available on demand, in book form. (They are not currently available in e-formats.) If you would like to order copies, please connect to this link:
Then click on the CENTENNIAL and FIRESIDE CHATS covers.
Here are the plays’ summaries:
Art teacher Betty Parsons is pulled from her classroom by the principal, Dr. Kammer, to organize Caledonia High’s annual Veterans Day assembly. Dr. Kammer orders her to “keep it simple,” but that proves to be impossible as students and a teacher from a century before materialize. They turn a rote Veterans Day assembly into something real, and disturbing, and not at all simple, showing a stunned assembly audience the true costs of the Great War.
Annie rises from a wheelchair to lead us on an extraordinary walk through her life. A spirited, rambunctious girl, Annie is struck down in 1933 by the summer plague, polio. As compensation, she finds she has been given a remarkable gift: The ability to summon people to the in-between time. Annie uses this gift to summon the four most powerful men in the world—Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Adolf Hitler, and Joseph Stalin. They interact with Annie, her family, and each other with comic and then tragic consequences.
Edward Bloor will be taking part in a Young Adult and Middle Grade Author Panel at the Winter Park Public Library on Saturday, March 10, from 1:00pm-2:00pm. The discussion will be followed by a Meet and Greet and a book signing.
For details, see: http://www.wppl.org/young-adult-middle-grade-author-panel
Edward Bloor’s ninth novel, Candlemas Eve, is now available as an e-book exclusive at Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, and Smashwords.com. It will be available as a print-on-demand paperback from McNally Jackson Books by February 1, which is Candlemas Eve.
Candlemas Eve begins in 1880 in the north of England, in the smoke and fire of the Industrial Revolution. Jack and Celeste Potter find themselves orphaned in a world that is unforgiving to the poor and the friendless. As a result, they embark on separate journeys—Jack emigrating to America to make his fortune, and Celeste staying behind to survive as best she can. Candlemas Eve is the prequel to Edward Bloor’s Summer of Smoke, a novel describing America’s tumultuous race riots in the spring and summer of 1968.