Thursday, June 10, 2010

"Never Wave Goodbye"

Doug Magee has been a photojournalist, screenplay writer, children’s book author, death penalty activist, film producer and director, war protestor, college football player, amateur musician, and the basis of the Aidan Quinn character in Meryl Streep’s Music of the Heart.

He applied the Page 69 Test to his new novel, Never Wave Goodbye, and reported the following:
Page 69 in my new novel Never Wave Goodbye is actually half a page, the end of a chapter. The page turns out to be somewhat pivotal, at least for the four nine year-olds it talks about. They were put on a van to go to Camp Arno, but a strange Mr. Everett has taken them deep into the Adirondack Mountains, all the time telling them this was just a program from the camp. On Page 69 they're catching on to the fact the Mr. Everett has nothing to do with the camp. Then in the final paragraph, Mr. Everett comes to them, tells them to line up in front of some nondescript bushes, and takes a short video of them with his digital camera. That video is soon to be emailed to their parents, proof that they are alive.
Read an excerpt from Never Wave Goodbye, and learn more about the book and author at Doug Magee's website.

--Marshal Zeringue