Wild River Review art by Christopher McCauley



SPOTLIGHT: Fly Me to the Moon — A Conversation with Mathematician and Artist, Ed Belbruno

COLUMN: Storiedmusic by DJ T’challah

AIRMAIL: Bodhi Blues — A Year in India by Jessica Falcone

NOVEL EXCERPT: Blood Grip — Chapter 2

REVIEW: Gulliver as Slave Trader — Racism Reviled by Jonathan Swift

Tales from the Fire Zone

This issue we continue a rather strange journey with author Jonathan Maberry as we explore Tales from the Fire Zone, a mainstream thriller in which the adult effects of child abuse are presented with no punches pulled. Tales from the Fire Zone, serialized in three long sections (downloadable as PDF files), ventures into the fractured mental landscape of abuse survivor Jim Smith and journeys with him from the world in which he was forced to live by one monstrous parent into the reality he chooses to create for himself. It is a novel of psychological and spiritual awakening, set in a world where anything — literally anything — is possible.

Tales from the Fire Zone was originally written as a play and was produced twice in Philadelphia in 1984 and ‘85; and later dramatized for the radio in ‘86. It has a strong and devoted cult following and has now been fully realized as a novel.

Buckle your seatbelts... this is going to be a bumpy ride.

Jonathan Maberry

Jonathan Maberry, WRR Co-Founder

Jonathan Maberry has been a professional writer for thirty years and has sold over a dozen nonfiction books, three novels (including Ghost Road Blues, June 2006, Pinnacle), and over 900 articles, as well as short stories, poetry, plays, video scripts, song lyrics, and more. He is a book doctor and writing teacher, and is a frequent lecturer at writers’ conferences.

WEBSITE: www.JonathanMaberry.com
EMAIL: jmaberry@wildriverreview.com

SPOTLIGHT: Thrill-Ride — The Dark World of Mysteries & Thrillers
SPOTLIGHT: Thrill-Ride — An Interview with Barry Eisler
NOVEL EXCERPT: Tales From the Fire Zone