Monday, June 22, 2009

Award-winning writer Jon Batson releases first of Summer Reading Series: Murder at Thompson Bog and Other Short Stories

Raleigh author Jon Batson’s collection of short fiction fills three volumes – each it’s own genre. His descriptive narrative style is engaging and makes for an entertaining read.

Raleigh, NC, June 22, 2009 – The diverse nature of Jon Batson’s short fiction writing has won him awards for sci-fi to historical fiction.

“I ascribe to the adage ‘writers write’. I began and still am a songwriter, but felt a creative pull to write more than songs and musical theatre to tell a story. One morning I woke up with a dream running through my head based on an article I read about identity theft. I ran to the computer to get it down. The result was the action/adventure novella The Rands Conspiracy. That’s how it all began for me.” said Batson.

Batson’s writings range from micro, flash fiction, and short fiction to novels – Deadly Research written in 18 days for the annual NaNoWriMo Contest and a sci-fi saga currently titles The Trasaron Chronicles.

The tales of the Summer Series are organized by type of story and released monthly. “From a relentless summer night in New York City to the chilly mist over Thompson Bog, five stories of dark and sinister intent. If you can't sleep, this won't help” describes the June release of the 134 page read Murder at Thompson Bog and Other Short Stories. July will bring Encounter at a Small Café -- 12 light fiction stories and in August be ready for the six sci-fi shorts that make up Doll Bodies.

You can follow “Luna Nightmares” the serialized first story of Murder at Thompson Bog at or purchase the hard copy and eBook at or the Kindle version at Amazon.

About Jon Batson:

A storyteller at heart Jon has been writing songs and performing since his teens. Upon his move “back home” to North Carolina in 2005, he began his career as an author in earnest. His historical fiction tales have won him first place twice in the Lower Cape Fear Historical Society’s Short Fiction Contest and Honorable Mention for his sci-fi tales in Writers of the Future. He lives in Raleigh, NC with his wife Eileen. Contact Jon through Midnight Whistler Publisher at

Media Contact For Interviews and Appearances:
Eileen Batson – Batson Group Marketing and PR 919.327.5021