Laine Cunningham, HE DRINKS POISON
Although Kali's visage is horrific, she is the wrathful mother who defends her children from harm. By then so much of the ancient tale has come alive that an army of demons hides in the forest. During the final battle, she brings Lawrence to justice in a way that satisfies both the law of man and spiritual law. The resolution allows her to make some peace with the suffering of her family. The book ends with the single word beloved.
He Drinks Poison has been compared to Silence of the Lambs but on a whole different level. "Using metaphors and visions from Indian mythology as a framing device," says Martin Smith, President of Pencil Point Mountain, "it becomes not just the tale of a monstrously brilliant serial killer pursued by a dogged FBI agent dealing with her own past but a battle in the ongoing war between Good and Evil."
The novel was shortlisted for the Pirate's Alley William Faulkner award before being picked up by Sun Dogs Creations. The creation of the novel was supported by residencies and grants from the prestigious Vermont Studio Center and Wildacres, an arts and humanities center. The e-book is available from all major distributors like Amazon, iBookstore, Barnes & Noble, Sony and Kobo. Additional outlets include Baker & Taylor, Copia, Gardner and eBookPie.
Cunningham's other novels include the award-winning Message Stick. Gabriel Branch, a biracial Aborigine, faces a powerful shaman in the Australian outback to discover the truth about his best friend's disappearance. The work won two national awards that ranked Cunningham alongside Pulitzer Prize winning authors like William Styron and Horton Foote. More information on her first novel and the companion book of essays, Seven Sisters: Spiritual Messages from Aboriginal Australia, can be found at http://www.LaineCunningham.com. She can be reached at 919-928-2245.
Cunningham is also a publishing consultant. She owns Writer's Resource, a company offering ghostwriting, rewriting and editing services as well as book proposals and marketing for fiction and nonfiction authors. The company's website is http://www.WritersResource.us. Their toll-free number is 866-212-9805.