Writer Debuts New Novel at BookExpo America (BEA)
Beating the Devious Ways of The Spouse Stealer
Saratoga Springs, NY – I Love New York (ILNY) Tourism Guru turned Bohemian author, Mark Francis Schwab, releases his latest literary prowess, The Spouse Stealer. In this book published by Xlibris Publishing and distributed through American Publishing & Distribution Company, he engages readers with a story wherein marriages are lost and saving one’s family becomes an impossible task. His new book boldly gives readers a taste of the supposedly sacred promise of marriage. The book will debut at the BookExpo America (BEA) May, 2011. It is the leading event in North America publishing and has it returned to NYC for 2011.
Set during the height of Buffalo’s Baby-Boomer’s interaction with the last of its blue-blooded, gilded-class monies, The Spouse Stealer introduces Jonathon Spector, a man living comfortably on the fringes of wealth, among very wealthy friends. His “dating search” leads him through another gambit after his last divorce, and he engages in a series of steamy debauchery. In his attempt to achieve a religiously felt “true love” again, he tries to qualify women for their true meaning, beyond mutually engaged sexual pleasures. Just as he settles down once more, a serial spouse stealer— a filthy rich and intriguing woman—emerges. Jonathan’s gatherings with friends become pointedly selective as the antagonist hosts everything at her Canadian beachfront estate. Her dominance and self-serving attitude becomes clear as her veracity unfolds. Money, power and deceit materialize into everyone’s lives as a forced, yet visible presence no one wants to see has become reality.
Marching an assemblage of unforgettable characters playing erratic twists and turns, The Spouse Stealer provides a candid and honest look into the world of lies, lust, and temptations. It gives readers a taste of the supposedly sacred promise of marriage. For more information on the book and view the “video-trailer,” interested parties should log on to www.TheSpouseStealer.com.
About the Author
Mr. Schwab served as a journalist on the Oakland Tribune in California, Public Affairs Director for the Zoological Society of Buffalo, Director of Tourism for the Buffalo Area Chamber of Commerce, and appointed by-then Governor Hugh Carey as the youngest Chairman of the "I LOVE NEW YORK SUMMER FESTIVAL." Later, Governor Pataki appointed hime Deputy Director of ILNY.
Mr. Schwab also owned Schwab & Associates, Inc. Advertising and Public Relations Agency much of this time, writing headlines and campaigns for an international client base such as Waste Management, Frigidaire, WESCO, Rotary Power, Cardinal Health and Bry-Air Systems. The agency was based in Dublin, Ohio for nearly 20 years before moving it to Upstate New York, and was once rated among the largest in Central Ohio for most of that time. He served on boards of the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio, Columbus Rotary Club, Ohio Parents for Drug Free Youth and the Ohio Tourism Advisory Board. Also, he was one of the chief tourism-architects for “OHIO, the Heart of it All” state-wide campaign during the mid 1980's.
Today he resides in the Adirondack footprint, working on two more books of fiction containing seven historically based short-stories each: The High Peaks and Saratoga Times.
Publication Date: October 26, 2010
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