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Anastacia Moore is an author, musician, photographer, artist, and animal lover. Having over 20 years experience in graphic design, and working in the legal field, financial field, she temporarily set aside her passion for writing. She has also worked as a wildland firefighter in Oregon, and as a fisherman on the actual Salute, out of a little seaside town called Charleston, in Oregon. This was the inspiration for "Curse of The Salute". After attending college in Nebraska, she travelled around the country, up until the late 1900's, working in various fields, and taking iconic photographs of people, wildlife, historic places, and professional portraits. She currently lives in California with her soul mate Michael, and their cat "Chloe" and sweet cockapoo rescue dog, "Missy".
Anastacia invites you to immerse yourself in the mysteries of the fishing vessel Salute. If you are a fan of Stephen King, Dean Koontz, or Peter Straub, you will be happily immersed in the haunting tale of the Salute. Anastacia is currently working on "Obtrusion" a novel of intergalactic revelations that will force you to consider the other-worldly possibilities of the "creation" theories that for centuries have been tormenting the minds of mankind.
on July 20, 2013 :
I do appreciate the effort that the author put into writing this book, but I couldn't get through it. It's in desperate need of a good editing - for example, to emphasize a word or a sentence, one should use either descriptive words ("No!" he shouted) or italics - but resorting to using capital letters, though a common way of "shouting" in an email, is not proper writing for a book.
Even if I could ignore the constant misuse of capitalized words, the story fell short. There were too many contrived conversations, and situations that really stretched credibility. I finally gave up at about the 30% mark. If it wasn't for the constant references to smoking and the occasional use of four-letter words, this might have been a good enough YA book, but for my tastes, well, I'll give this author a miss next time around.
(reviewed 15 days after purchase)
on July 09, 2013 :
Personally, I am intrigued by this narrative and the figure of its fascinating author. One thing is for sure and that is her broad general knowledge, including her cultural awareness and adventurous spirit as well.
Although I am not so much into 'suspense', I really enjoyed the casual style, descriptive language and all the things surrounding the sea, fishing and people involved in the plot. Characters are convincing indeed, perhaps based on some real-life destinies.
Moreover, at first I thought the online book description was a bit short, unlike the biography info, but in fact this very fact made me want to read more and more.
Finally, I assume that this great story could be interpreted both metaphorically and literally. On both accounts, of course this book is worth reading, filming etc.
(reviewed 19 days after purchase)
on Sep. 02, 2012 :
Real page turner. The free part really makes you want to finish the entire book to see what is happening with this boat. So far, I am enjoying the book thoroughly, and looking forward to seeing how it plays out. Looking forward to a sequel.
(reviewed the day of purchase)