Writer J. Everett Prewitt, of Cleveland, Ohio, is receiving national acclaim for his debut novel, Snake Walkers. The novel placed first for fiction in the 2nd Annual Los Angeles Black Book Expo. It also placed first for African-American Fiction in the Best Books 2005 Awards sponsored by USABookNews.com, was a finalist in the General Fiction category of the same contest, and was a semi-finalist in the Independent Publisher Book Awards-2005 in New York City.
Prewitt is no stranger to the writing world, having created technical manuscripts he's utilized in his real estate lectures across the country. However, Snake Walkers is his first work of fiction and has been well-received by reviewers, including Kaye Bache-Snyder a reviewer for the Small Press Review who wrote, '(Prewitt) develops, complex characters and a fascinating mystery with historical roots. It is an engaging novel with insights to ponder.'
The first-time novelist was quoted as saying 'I am gratified that the LABBX considered my work the best among so many seasoned writers. It was also gratifying to receive five out of five stars from Antioch Speaks, ForeWordreviews.com, and RAWSistaz Reviewers among the many favorable reviews I've received thus far."
The novel tells the story of the first black reporter at a southern newspaper, who traumatized as a child after witnessing a tragic event in the 1950s, attempts to solve the mysterious abandonment of a small town and the disappearance of fourteen townspeople while seeking his own salvation.
J. Everett Prewitt holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, and a Master of Science Degree in Urban Studies from Cleveland State University. He was awarded the title of distinguished alumni at both schools. Prewitt lives in Cleveland, Ohio and is currently working on his next book Two Wolves.
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Format: Hardcover, 328pp
Pub. Date: February 2005
Publisher: Northland Publishing Company OH
In his first novel, J. Everett Prewitt brings us a gripping story of violence and transformation in a small Arkansas community during the early 1960s.
Traumatized as a child after witnessing a murder, Anthony Andrews, the first black reporter at the Arkansas Sun, seeks to solve the mysterious abandonment of a small town and the disappearance of fourteen white men. His investigation leads him from rural Arkansas to Cleveland, Ohio as he tries to uncover a family secret kept hidden for over a decade. The closer he gets to truth, the more questions he has about himself. His quest not only reveals the true identity of people he has met along the way, but also points Anthony toward a path that leads to his own salvation.
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