Doors Co-Founder Ray Manzarek Tells Civil War Ghost Story in Night Shade Books' "Snake Moon"

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The year is 1863. Deep in the backwoods of Coker County, TN, farmer Boone Dillard and his family live in ritualistic harmony with the earth and its seasons, content to eke out a living from the land, unaware even of the Civil War that engulfs the nation around them... that is, until Boone is seduced by a mysterious traveling peddler's dulcet promises of fame, fortune and glory.

As Boone and his hulking yet childlike brother-in-law Jebber set forth in search of their destiny, they set into motion a haunting and disturbing chain of events that threatens to tear the family apart, awaken restless ghosts and alter the course of their lives forever. From rock-and-roll legend Ray Manzarek comes Snake Moon, a bewitching and ghostly Civil War-era parable of Eden. Snake Moon stunningly blends ancient myth and fable with the charm and voice of rustic Americana and exposes themes of violence, heroism and the loss of innocence amid the horrors of war with captivating intensity that builds to a stunning and unforgettable climax.

Doors co-founder and keyboardist Manzarek is the author of the autobiography Light My Fire: My Life with the Doors, and the novel Poet in Exile. In recent years, he and co-wrote and directed Love Her Madly, which premiered in February of 2001. He currently tours with Doors co-founder Bobby Krieger, and Cult singer Ian Astbury, as Riders on the Storm.

"As Ray Manzarek stirred the minds of pop culture with The Doors, so does he again in Snake Moon, a chilling tale of 19th century America. This is one book you'll want to read with the lights on!" says Elissa Lynch, Public Relations Associate for Diamond Book Distributors.

SNAKE MOON HC is scheduled for an April release. Fans of ghost stories and dark, historical settings, and anyone looking for something new, can find it at bookstores, comic shops and libraries across the country.

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