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Michael Heslin

As a teenager in New York City, Michael Heslin began writing on the back of album covers and the paper place mats in diners. It was compensation for not being able to draw. Saint James Infirmary is his first book in a series of related fiction about love and music and newspapers and Manhattan and the families that go with it.

Writing is his passion and he is working on several other books.

Michael is an emerging author. His first book is Saint James Infirmary and has been well received. Check out the reviews here: Saint James Infirmary.

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As the crow flies and the Ford woodie ambles, it is a thousand miles and more on the road. One passenger is living and the other is dead and they are both talking. In July, 1978, Jim Logan, a second string 60’s folksinger is in New Orleans for the birthday of Tom Parrish. Tom’s sudden death recalls to Jim a promise to take his friend home to Virginia someday. They’re in a 1951 Ford Country Squire and pursued by a Chrysler Imperial that wants that diamond ring back. Their route is never the shortest but follows the growth of American popular music from Delta blues and gospel to border state country and rockabilly. Some of it is true and some not. And as they are driving less than a year after the death of Elvis, his shadow falls across the road from time to time. They get there.

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For fifteen years the New York Local has been the influential alternative newspaper its founder, John Scanlon, wanted it to be. The staff believed Manhattan was the center of the universe and it was their aim to keep it there. But when a decaying hotel on lower Broadway collapses on a warm Friday evening in August 1973, something is wrong. The Broadway Central, a last resort for some of the city’s poorest residents, is a few minutes walk from the paper’s press room but they miss the story. For Rush Fletcher, longtime reporter and columnist for the weekly Local, this neglect is personal. Journalism is all he’s ever cared about and the Local is his home. He doesn’t make much money but he can write what he wants. Now his instincts tell him they are not doing their job. When a young girl’s body is found in the ruins of the hotel he wants more answers, about her and about the newspaper he loves.

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