My apologies for just now getting around to telling you all this. I’ve been swamped as of late. I wanted you all to hear it here first but, well, sometimes life forces you to the backroads and no internet service…
Nonfiction/ Narrative: Award-winning author of Will Jesus Buy Me a Double-Wide and After the Flag Has Been Folded, Karen Spears Zacharias’ A SILENCE OF MOCKINGBIRDS, a powerful, moving call to action and true crime narrative about the author’s shocking discovery of the murder of 3-year-old Karly Sheehan—the daughter of a close family friend. Endorsed by the national organization Childhelp, Karen pieces together what happened to Karly through court documents, newspaper articles, and interviews with friends, family, law enforcement officials, and key witnesses, discovering the failure of an entire community to protect society’s most vulnerable citizens, to MacAdam/Cage Publishing, for publication in April 2012 as a tie-in to National Child Abuse Prevention Month, by Alanna Ramirez at Trident Media Group (World).
“Riveting. Brilliantly plotted. I couldn’t put it down. Heart wrenching and heart breaking. Karen Spears Zacharias is at her best as a seasoned investigative reporter. She paints a vivid and personal portrait of a system that too often fails the most innocent, children. With a deft touch, insightful writing and vivid details she sheds light on a problem that can no longer be ignored in the wake of the Casey Anthony trial. A SILENCE OF MOCKINGBIRDS will fill your eyes with tears, make you mad, and hopefully make you act.
- New York Times Bestselling author Robert Dugoni/Bodily Harm