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Three members of Writers Anonymous, a group that meets monthly in Boardman, have become indie publishers with the recent release of "Bad Moon Rising." The murder mystery is set between the summer 1969 Woodstock Music Festival and the May 4, 1970, Kent State University shootings.
Debbie Schukert of Edinburg, Pa., Cathy Seckman of Calcutta, Ohio, and Darlene Torday of Berlin Center, Ohio, collaborated on the novel.
Peace, love and murder are the conflicting themes that emerge when college friends return to Kent State University after the summer of Woodstock. Products of their times, they freely embrace sex, violence, drugs, and rock and roll, but must face the reality that one of their own could be a murderer.
Schukert is a student of writing, having taken courses in rhetoric, composition, pop literature, the short story, psychology and screenwriting.
Seckman writes magazine fiction and nonfiction and saw the publication of her first novel, "Weirdo World," by Cool Well Press in 2011.
Torday has published short stories and poetry in magazines and anthologies.
"Bad Moon Rising" is available as an e-book and paperback at Amazon.com.