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With an interweaving storyline, the reader will be connecting dots they didn’t even realize were there.

September 4, 2017 – Dyer, IN – Hammerstone Creative announced today the publishing of its debut novel, Between Two Minds: Awakening. The story revolves around Ryan Carter, a paraplegic who’s always dreamed of walking. Having a common procedure in his time, Ryan transfers his mind into a fully functional body. But once there, his obsession with walking becomes overshadowed by a strange and frightening side effect unraveling the very reality he once knew.

D C Wright-Hammer, Hammerstone Creative founder/owner and author of Between Two Minds: Awakening stated, “It was extremely difficult, and all the more rewarding, to have published an innovative novel that people can relate to. I’m really excited for feedback from readers so I can continue to grow as a writer.”

In addition to writing through Hammerstone Creative, D C Wright-Hammer works full-time as a certified scrum product owner for a large software company where he helps to drive the development of the company’s flagship product. He also has a passion for music and mixes original pieces as a hobby.

Get your copy of Between Two Minds: Awakening from Amazon today! Stay on top of all the latest content from D C Wright-Hammer: hammerstonecreative.com and follow him on Facebook at facebook.com/dcwrighthammer and Twitter @dcwrighthammer2.

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Psychological Thriller

Date Published: October 28, 2016

Publisher: Harvard Square Editions

Grey and his co-workers find themselves in dangerous situations every day at work. Their social services jobs require them to confront irate parents who are on drugs or who are mentally unbalanced. Grey is a long-time social worker, one who is not afraid to snatch newborn babies from glazed-eyed mothers or grab abused children out of classrooms, to place them in foster care. But something happens to Grey, something he cannot put into words as he struggles to cope.

When a new co-worker enters the department, she secretly strategizes ways to force Grey out of his job. He senses her ploy and his stress intensifies. He grows increasingly head-strong and defiant, but he fails to stop her from delivering the final crush in an unexpected, malevolent manner.

To challenge his co-worker, Grey must find his inner truth and his co-worker’s “Achilles Heel” in order to rise up to conquer her.   One of them must be transformed or destroyed.

Shelby Londyn-Heath has been a world-traveler, crossing the Sahara Desert on the back of a salt truck, working on banana plantations in Spain, an oil company in New York, and on coffee farms in Hawaii. She has jumped freight trains across the United States, and she was the proud owner of a beachfront bamboo hut on the Canary Islands. She has worked as a counselor, social worker, and teacher.


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EXCERPT:


       CHAPTER ONE:       

The Hospital

GREY STOOD QUIETLY next to the hospital bed. “Mrs. Jaspers, your baby has tested positive for cocaine.” Grey knew from experience that talking in a low voice helped hold back the negative emotions of a child’s removal, before anger and defiance from parents swept around him like a dangerous tempest. Mrs. Jaspers, a nineteen-year-old woman recently out of high school, glared at Grey. Her eyes grew larger in her upturned face, framed by tangled, matted purple hair. She wore an apologetic nose ring that swept to one side of her flared nostril and vibrated with each panicked inhalation she drew in.

“I repeat, Mrs. Jaspers, your baby has tested positive. I am from the Department of Social Services. I am here to take your baby to a safe environment.”

Mrs. Jaspers bolted upright in her bed. She grabbed onto Grey with a gritty desperation to stop him from removing her baby. “My baby ain’t on cocaine. How dare you say my baby is on drugs? I didn’t give no drugs to my baby. You cannot take my baby girl. We are waiting for her daddy to come see her. We are going to name her today. I need my baby to stay with me, because like I just told you, we’re waiting for her daddy to come see her.”

The daddy, a twenty-one-year-old unemployed construction worker who married her when she tested positive for pregnancy, prowled the streets looking for cocaine after a three-day drinking binge.  Grey unclasped the mother’s hands and moved towards the door.

Mrs. Jaspers jumped up, pulling out her intravenous tube, causing blood to spurt out of her arm. She howled loudly. Grey called in a police officer who waited tentatively in the corridor. The police officer’s presence did not deter the fiery mother from running around her hospital room in frantic leaps. The sickening odor of fresh blood permeated the room. Her hospital gown flew open, displaying the naked form of a young woman new to adulthood. Her tattoos, splayed across her torso, looked like colorful orbs of paint, embroidered flesh.

Jeffrey Poston has added two significant African-American fiction characters to the entertainment world, and hopefully to the big screen sooner rather than later. Hero Jason Peares, forced to survive as an outlaw, and hero Carl Johnson, mistakenly labeled the American Terrorist. Both protagonists represent not just the everyman, but the everyman who looks trouble in the face daily just because of a society plagued by racism. These ordinary men suffer trials and tribulations because of their ethnicity and kick ass anyway.

the collectionWe’ve known and loved movie characters only Samuel L Jackson, Clint Eastwood, Lennie James, and Denzel Washington could truly bring to life—Jeffrey Poston’s two key characters reminded me of the qualities in all these actors that made those movie personalities real. As I read, Lenny James was the face of Carl Johnson and a cross between Samuel, Denzel, and Clint was the face of Jason Peares. It would be an injustice to movie lovers far and wide not to get these books into production for the big screen!

What if the police came for YOU?

Untitled designJeffrey Poston has woven an intricate and suspenseful tale with a very realistic view of police use-of-force doctrine and the power of the government in attempting to prevent domestic terror attacks. In his series inspired by his own brush with police brutality, Poston brings visibility to issues behind today’s headlines: police violence, racism, and constant threat of terrorism.

Poston’s books have been well received, garnering 5-star reviews from all corners of the country. Grady Harp, an Amazon Top-100 Hall-of-Fame reviewer, says American Terrorist is “one of the most poignantly important novels about life as we are experiencing it, in the US (and the world), yet encountered. This man writes with the passion of a crusader, but never steps away from allowing his story to speak on its own.”

In an interview, author of best-selling American Terrorist: Where is the Girl Jeffrey Poston said:

“I wrote the novel because ten years ago I was jacked up by police, and for ten years I’ve been dealing with the trauma of that experience. This is a work of fiction, but the perceived violence of police against non-white citizens is a complicated topic. What I’ve tried to capture are the thoughts and feelings and fears of a wanted man trying to deal with the loss of his family, his dignity, and his very reason for living.

“Of course, a good novel needs plenty of action, suspense, and plot twists. So what if an innocent Black man was assaulted by federal cops who take everything from him? What if he goes berserk and decides to do to them what that they did to him? But what if he is the only person in the world who can find a missing child who will surely die if he doesn’t find a way to work with the same police who destroyed his life?” – Read the full Making of American Terrorist at http://jeffreyposton.com/

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at1Everyman Carl Johnson’s mundane life is turned upside down when mistaken identity makes him the target of our government’s Terror Event Response unit for the kidnapping of Madam President’s daughter. Brutality and torture and the needless shooting of his only son cause him to spiral beyond reach of the most elite, highly trained agents while he attempts to uncover the plot behind it all and rescue the girl.

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About the Author

Before pursuing a writing career, Jeffrey obtained an electrical engineering degree in laser optics and was an Air Force officer and gentleman. He lives in the great American southwest in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The acclaimed author has created two significant African-American fiction characters to the entertainment world, and hopefully to the big screen sooner rather than later. Hero Jason Peares, pushed to survive as an outlaw, and hero Carl Johnson, mistakenly labeled the American Terrorist. Both protagonists represent not just the everyman, but the everyman who looks trouble in the face daily just because of a society plagued by racism. These ordinary men suffer trials and tribulations because of their ethnicity and kick ass anyway.

All Books by Poston

American Terrorist: Where is the Girl?http://www.amazon.com/American-Terrorist-Where-Jeffrey-Poston-ebook/dp/B00JAOM4SS/

Contagion: American Terrorist 2http://www.amazon.com/Contagion-American-Terrorist-Jeffrey-Poston-ebook/dp/B00NIDCLMQ/

Courage: A Jason Peares Historical Western (Jason Peares Westerns Book 1)http://www.amazon.com/Courage-Peares-Historical-Western-Westerns-ebook/dp/B00K6ITEUS/

Legacy Of An Outlaw: A Jason Peares Western (Jason Peares Westerns Book 2)http://www.amazon.com/Legacy-Outlaw-Peares-Western-Westerns-ebook/dp/B00K6J2EZE/

Warriors: A Jason Peares Historical Western (Jason Peares Historical Westerns Book 3)http://www.amazon.com/Warriors-Peares-Historical-Western-Westerns-ebook/dp/B00K6L9ZGI/

Manhunter: A Jason Peares Historical Westernhttp://www.amazon.com/Manhunter-Jason-Peares-Historical-Western-ebook/dp/B00KC07USS/

Coming Soon:
Head Shot: American Terrorist

Carl Johnson, known as the American Terrorist, takes on today’s most controversial news headline: Police Brutality. While tracking leads to find those responsible for the assassination attempt on America’s first female president, Carl Johnson finds himself in a confrontation with militarized police in a major US city. To protect innocent civilians, Johnson has to defy laws which clearly support the police and government.

This fictitious but heart-wrenching story tackles the complex social issue of Americans versus Americans, and takes a deeper look at who stands to gain from the hardline stance many police units take against protesters. If this topic covered in today’s real news coverage disturbs you, then you won’t want to miss this free short novel, HEAD SHOT. – Sign up on author’s website to reserve your copy, currently in production.

The Joshua Experiment

How hard can it be for a squad of government mercenaries to kill a super-smart six-year-old boy who literally has the power to destroy the world? Plenty hard, when Raven is protecting him. – See more at: http://jeffreyposton.com/home/#sthash.uYobtAQ6.dpuf

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After you read the American Terrorist series, leave us a comment with your thoughts on whether you’d buy a ticket to see the movie, and if so, who would you cast as Carl Johnson?