Local author Harris Gray releases new novel, Java Man

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Posted 11/26/13

What do you do when a nightmare threatens your dream? In Java Man, the disturbingly funny new novel from the authors of Vampire Vic, Brian Lawson receives a dread diagnosis: cancer. But he won’t spare a moment from saving his struggling coffee shop, even if success comes with his dying breath.

For Immediate Release
November 2013

For information contact:
Jennifer Halligan
jen@jenhalliganpr.com
303-717-0396

When do you stop worrying about your business and start fighting for your life?

Universal Trials and Tribulations meet Small Town U.S.A.: If you love a book that you can become quickly involved in and be amongst the characters - this is for you. Harris and Gray tell an everyday story in a most clever way.” – Goodreads review

What do you do when a nightmare threatens your dream? In the disturbingly funny new novel Java Man, from the authors of Vampire Vic, Brian Lawson receives a dread diagnosis: cancer. But he won’t spare a moment from saving his struggling coffee shop, even if success comes with his dying breath. 

Divorced and ostracized in the rural community, Andrea Goldine sets her sights on the charismatic java man. Brian’s doctors ravage him with chemo and radiation, yet the tumor on his shin grows. Brian drafts Andrea into his battle with a competing coffee shop, desperate to tap the college campus’s retail gold mine. But Andrea yearns for a different partnership…

Passions simmer below the surface of the tight-lipped community. Fresh from prison, North Dakota’s legendary basketball goddess dangles a ticket to Brian’s campus coffee dreams, and a disgraced scientist’s toxin treatment tantalizes. Two miracles for two maladies—with one cure more deadly than the next. 

“Harris Gray once again delivers a stand out story.”Amazon review

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Allan Harris and Jason Gray are the writing duo Harris Gray, authors of two novels, two screenplays, a Christmas play, and a collection of stories from Jason’s younger days. An early version of JAVA MAN was a finalist in the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers contest. Allan is a former guest columnist for The Denver Post. Jason owns Crowfoot Valley Coffee and the Crowbar, land of rumor and embellishment.

Allan and Jason are both married with a couple kids apiece, but many people still consider them a couple. Vampire Vic launched the VV Trilogy in March 2013, with Book Two due Spring 2014. Learn more on HarrisGray.com, or connect with the authors on facebook.com/harrisgrayauthor or twitter.com/HarrisandGray. 

Pub Date: November 5, 2013 – ca. 339 pages – ISBN: 978-0988895737 – PB $14.95 eBook $3.95