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North Carolina Author Jon Batson Writes "Research Triangle" During NaNoWriMo Contest

"Research Triangle", a fact-based fiction conspiracy thriller by Jon Batson was written during National Novel Writing Month-NaNoWriMo. The challenge–write a 50,000-word novel, from scratch in November.

Raleigh, NC, December 07, 2009 --( While some writers find writing a daunting task, Jon Batson has been pen to paper for over 4 decades. From lyrics to full blown produced musicals, flash fiction to sagas, Batson is a storyteller at heart.

"Research Triangle" is a 53,000-word fact-based fiction conspiracy thriller written during National Novel Writing Month in November. The novel follows the exploits of Jack Richmond, the investigator in "Deadly Research" and editor of the Hillsborough, NC underground newsletter "Look Both Ways!" as he uncovers the connection between Big Pharma, education and school violence and what happens to him when he does.

“When truth is stranger and more terrifying than fiction, I believe communicating the truth through the genre of fiction will hopefully cause readers to start questioning what is really going on and why.” said Batson. “Both novels 'Deadly Research' and 'Research Triangle' are based in fact with twists and turns along the way to keep the reader engaged in the story.”

National Novel Writing Month is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing. Participants begin writing November 1. The goal is to write a 175-page (50,000-word) novel by midnight, November 30. The Only thing that matters in NaNoWriMo is output. A global endeavor, participants exchange advice and writing tips on the NaNoWriMo website and in real life, with group write-ins held in coffee shops, living rooms, and libraries around the world.

Batson’s "Deadly Research" was completed during NaNoWriMo in November, 2008 and is available at bookstores and online. The sequel, "Research Triangle" will be available Spring, 2010.

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About Jon Batson
Award winning songwriter and author, Jon Batson is a storyteller at heart with books, CDs and five Hollywood produced musicals to his credit. Jon has performed before the Kennedy family in his hometown of Washington, DC, and the Vice-Premier of China while touring in Beijing. Upon his return to North Carolina from Los Angeles, he began his career as an author. Batson’s writings range from micro, flash fiction, and short fiction to novellas, novels and sagas. Favoring fact-based-fiction, "The Rands Conspiracy" and "Deadly Research" get readers thinking with new eyes about current situations they see and hear in the news. His stories have won first place in the Lower Cape Fear Historical Society's Short Story Contest, and honorable mentions in the Writers of the Future sci-fi contest. His sci-fi (Syfy) saga "Fade to Black" and three anthologies of his short stories are now available. As the owner of Midnight Whistler Publishers he focuses on non-fiction manuscripts, publishing best-selling author Beverly Eakman and helping writers to make the transition to eBooks. Jon is listed in "Who’s Who in America" and "Who’s Who in the World." Join Jon on LinkedIn, Facebook, MySpace, Inside919 and Twitter. PH: 919.327.5021

About NaNoWriMo
National Novel Writing Month is one of the programs organized by The Office of Letters and Light and takes place annually in November. Participants from across the globe begin writing November 1. The goal is to write a 175-page (50,000-word) novel by midnight, November 30. In 2008, over 120,000 people took part in the free challenge. And while the event stresses fun and creative exploration over publication, more than 30 NaNoWriMo novelists have had their NaNo-novels published, including Sarah Gruen, whose New York Times #1 Best Seller, "Water for Elephants" (Algonquin, 2007) began as a NaNoWriMo novel.

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