|About the Book|
When a family looking to escape the corporate pressures and gas shortages of a crowded 1979 Houston makes a break for Hardrock, Colorado a tiny town supporting a winter population of less than a dozen what could they possibly hope to find? AdventureMoreWhen a family looking to escape the corporate pressures and gas shortages of a crowded 1979 Houston makes a break for Hardrock, Colorado a tiny town supporting a winter population of less than a dozen what could they possibly hope to find? Adventure And outfitting the neglected Quartz Creek Inn with an operational caf, saloon, trading post and motel in preparation for a hectic summer tourist season is where the story of Hardrock begins. Hardrock s pronounced lack of amenities, unforgiving conditions and well-defined, likeable characters set the stage for hilarious situations in a primitive place where people make up the happily out-populated minority. Languishing behind America s modern culture, Hardrock s pace is decidedly slow some might even say stunted. But, at the end of this county road, life is yours for the shaping. Ex-lawmen and outlaws, hippies, cowboys and mountain men and women all add spice to an eclectic recipe for retro-lunacy. Join the handful of Hardrock locals in the remote wilderness of the Colorado Rockies, where 14,000-foot peaks and the rustic setting of the Quartz Creek Inn conspire to provoke memorable misadventures and might just inspire you to stay. HARDROCK: Crazy Jake s Fish Bomb is a fun, fast-paced and engaging read leaving you wishing your virtual vacation to Hardrock could last a little longer. Booksellers: Offer your customers a hilarious literary escape to Hardrock, Colorado an accessible, colorful and welcoming destination where the remote, American wilderness enthusiastically beckons full reader immersion. Sure to bring a smile, Hardrock: Crazy Jakes Fish Bomb is reminiscent of Patrick McManus, Erma Bombeck and Jean Shepherd in reflecting a uniquely humorous sense of time, place and point of view. L. Brackens original voice creates an authentically rich and imaginative landscape certain to make this book a coveted gift for the outdoor enthusiast or anyone appreciative of simpler times and a closer sense of community. The Hardrock series by L. Bracken offers outstanding holiday sales and fan-based opportunities for an under-served demographic hungry for humorously entertaining literature. Easily classified as either a fiction novel or collection of chronological short stories, this general interest book enjoys little competition in the genre of humor and is highly likely to appeal world-wide to outdoor enthusiasts including hunters, anglers, recreationalists, naturalists and rural Americans of both genders. Become a HARDROCK local: read three introductory chapters/stories plus a bonus fourth story and register for inclusion in regional promotional opportunities at hardrockbooks.com. L. Bracken an internationally published author on the topic of corporate negotiation, a creative writing instructor and independent marketing consultant is a 30-year Colorado native deeply dedicated to the diversity of the high country wilderness which has fostered not only her love of rugged, wild places, but also her sense of humor in co-existing with them. Hardrock: Crazy Jake s Fish Bomb is her fictional humor debut.