ASD Publishing Acquires Digital Rights to Novel Song of the Orange Moons

Song of the Orange Moons (ISBN: 978-0-9836049-3-8) is Lori Ann Stephens’s first novel. Originally released in hard cover in 2010, this 2011 eBook is a mosaic of stories that follows the intertwined lives of three girls coming of age.

Hawthorne, NJ, July 28, 2011 --( ASD Publishing is pleased to announced their second publication – the digital release of Song of the Orange Moons by Lori Ann Stephens. Publishers Weekly states “Stephens's small-scale debut captures several facets of adolescence from three overlapping perspectives. Rebecka, a passionate girl struggling to escape her parents' poor marriage, relays an impressionistic story of alienation. Helen, her misfit best friend, desperately seeks to connect with others - literally, by secretly touching them; and Adelle, an older, neighboring widow, watches over Rebecka and Helen and shares memories of her own brutal childhood. Alternating among these three voices, which eventually become entwined, Stephens creates a strictly personal portrait of longing and discovery...Small, acute observations (a professor with "walnuts for knuckles") and intimate encounters are Stephens's strengths, and readers will appreciate the rare friendships that bring comfort after hardship.”

“I read this novel last fall and I am thrilled we have acquired the digital writes,” says ASD President Greg Goldston. “Lori is an amazing author whose voice deserves to be heard in the digital age that we live in – opening her work up to a new audience of readers.”

Stephens’s book was first published in hard cover November 16, 2010 by Blooming Tree Press and has been called “Nuanced and lovely” by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Robert Olen Butler. “Written in the pitch-perfect voice of a narrator aching for a self, Song of the Orange Moons is an enchanting debut novel from an exciting new writer.”

Song of the Orange Moons (ISBN: 978-0-9836049-3-8, eBook, $4.99, Fiction) from indie book publisher ASD Publishing, is available for the Kindle, the Nook, iPad, and Sony Reader.About the novel's themes, Stephens says, "I think that our ability to forge friendships that cross cultural and religious boundaries is absolutely necessary, especially these days. I believe in these characters. It's often the hardships—the places where we feel our weakest - that make us strong."

About Lori Ann Stephens
Stephens is the author of two books, several short stories and poems, and a contributor to on French travel. When she’s not writing or lecturing at SMU in Texas, she reads, dances, and eats the best gourmet, home-cooked meals (cooked by her French lifelong companion). She lives in Plano, Texas with her family.

About ASD Publishing
ASD Publishing is an independent book publisher based in New Jersey specializing in thought-provoking literary fiction, memoir, and self help non-fiction.

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