St. Joseph author publishes first novel
Posted: Saturday, June 21, 2014 11:54 pm
By Jena Sauber St. Joseph News-Press
While out running several years ago, Nshan “Nick” Erganian came up with an idea. Now, that idea has become a reality with his first novel, “Keeper of the Mountain,” published in March.
“I came up with the idea about a brand-new teacher, 22 or 23 years old, fresh out of college, headed to her first job,” Mr. Erganian says.
In his novel, that new teacher, Susan Clark, is headed to Auburn, Mo., for her first teaching job. But when she doesn’t show up for work on her first day, the retired school superintendent and town sheriff get worried. They embark on a race against the clock to find Clark before it becomes too late.
The book includes many unique characters, such as Jubile Walker, whose uneducated parents had to guess how to spell his name when he was born (they got it wrong), and Spook Daniels, whose real name is James Earl Daniels and whose father was one of three traveling handymen — James, Earl or Daniel.
Four authors from Amazing Things Press will be selling and signing books at
PICKER’S PARADISE, PLUS
WHEN: June 6 (Friday) and June 7 (Saturday), 2014
WHERE: Troy Community Building, 1225 Last Chance Rd., Troy, KS 66087 (20 miles west of St. Joseph, MO on Hwy. 36) South of 36 Hwy and Last Chance Rd. ½ mile
TIMES: Open to public 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday. 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday.
Susan Clark is beginning a new chapter in her life as she drives to Auburn, Missouri, to begin her first teaching job. She’s young, vibrant and has an engaging personality that the children will fondly remember long after they are out of school. She’s thankful that Dr. Mark Sarkisian hired her for the job, and soon she’ll be praying that he can save her life. If her chronic disease doesn’t kill her, then her captors will…
Published by Amazing Things Press.
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