Saturday, November 2, 2013

Guest Author: Kevin R. Doyle

A 15,000 word novelette, “One Helluva Gig” tells the story of two men: a rock and roll superstar and a print journalist. After one accidental meeting at the start of their respective careers, the two continue to meet over the years as they climb the ladders of their respective fields.

The author, Kevin R. Doyle, is a native of the Midwest who currently resides in Missouri. A graduate of Wichita State University with a B.A. in English and an M.A. in communications, Doyle teaches English and public speaking at a high school in rural Missouri. 

“Gig” presents something of a new direction for Doyle. For several years now, his short stories of horror and suspense have appeared in a variety of small press magazines. But while he usually works in those darker fields, late one night, when he fought insomnia by watching a rerun of an old 80's sitcom, the inspiration for “Gig” came to him.

Released as an e-book by Vagabondage Press, in its short fifty-five pages this novelette brings together the themes of rock and roll music, tabloid journalism, and the price of celebrity and even gives a possible answer to one of the more modern urban legends. It’s available directly from Vagabondage Press or from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Smashwords

One Helluva Gig

Author: Kevin R. Doyle
Kindle Edition
File Size: 254 KB
Print Length: 62 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Vagabondage Press LLC (November 12, 2012)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.

About the book:

What if Elvis never left the building, but instead made a living as an impersonator of himself?

“One Helluva Gig” chronicles several years of the life of newspaper reporter Frank Peters who comes to prominence through a series of associations with the major recording star, Rob Jeffers, who Peters first interviewed when Jeffers was still paying the college circuit. 

When Jeffers dies midway through his stratospheric career, Peters own career takes a downward spiral that ends with him working for a tabloid newspaper chasing years of supposed sightings of Jeffers, still alive. As Peters is sent once more to the middle of nowhere to investigate a Jeffers sighting, he discovers something unexpected - not only about the dead singer, but also about himself.

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