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Candy Stripes R. Patrick Gates

Candy Stripes

R. Patrick Gates

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101 pages
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Candy Stripes is the first young adult/teen thriller by renowned horror writer, R. PatrickGates, to see publication in the U.S. Author of such classics as Grimm Memorials,Grimm Reapings, and Tunnelvision, Gates has created a knock-down, drag-out,MoreCandy Stripes is the first young adult/teen thriller by renowned horror writer, R. PatrickGates, to see publication in the U.S. Author of such classics as Grimm Memorials,Grimm Reapings, and Tunnelvision, Gates has created a knock-down, drag-out, non-stopthrill ride, pitting a young girl, a candy stripe volunteer at the local state hospital, againsta madman.Sally is only on her third day of volunteering at New Jersey State Hospital when a super-storm blizzard/hurricane hits. Sally is delivering flowers to the psychiatric building whenthe power fails, trapping her there. When a madman mistakes Sally for someone else, shemust use all of her wits to survive. Candy Stripes is a page-turner that will not disappoint.“For my entire career, family, friends and fans have asked when I am going to writesomething their kids could read. (If you’ve read any of my adult novels, you know whatthey meant—if you haven’t, they will be available soon, right here!) As a middle school,high school and college teacher, I also felt pressure to produce something for the youngerset. In 2005 I got the opportunity in a rather odd way. At the time I was with KensingtonPublishing and my editor was Jon Scognamilio. Due to illness, my writing output wasway down and I was incapable of writing very much at all. Jon told me of this Germanpublisher who was looking for American writers to do short young adult paperbackthrillers. Considering my condition, these short novels were perfect for me and I startedwriting them. The Germans loved them, and I’ve done a novel a year for them since.(Which is one reason I haven’t published anything in America in a while as well.)“Unfortunately, American publishers are not interested in short novels (novellas) and Ihave not been able to find a hard-copy publisher- so I am extremely happy and excitedto start publishing these never-before-seen-in-English thrillers here on Amazon. I canhonestly say that these stories pack the thrilling punch of my adult work, but without thegraphic violence or horror. I hope you will enjoy.”--R. Patrick Gates