Huntington, NY, September 23, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Five-time award winning author Kerriann Flanagan Brosky, best known for her Ghosts of Long Island books, will be launching her debut novel, The Medal, at a big kick-off event at The Book Revue in Huntington on Friday, October 19, 2012 at 7:00 PM.
“Kerriann Flanagan Brosky is always one of our biggest draws. For weeks after her appearance we get rave reviews and questioned as to when she will return. She knows her subject and easily conveys her enthusiasm to her audience," states Bob Klein, owner of The Book Revue.
Kerriann is a respected public speaker known for her discussions on local history, spirits and the afterlife, and she has become one of the top, and more controversial, bloggers for Patch.com. She is also the co-host of a popular blogtalk radio show that she does weekly with paranormal investigator Joe Giaquinto. Now Kerriann weaves both her love of history and mysticism in an exciting new book which she hopes will have a huge impact on her readers and fans.
"This is a book that I hope will change lives," says Brosky. "For anyone who has ever been a caretaker, for anyone who has lost their faith, for anyone who faces challenges in their lives, this book is for you."
Brosky masterfully weaves the true story of one of the world's most beloved saints, St. Pio of Pietrelcina, who bore the five wounds of Christ, into a work of fiction. The story of St. Pio is told through an unlikely cannoli-eating character named Jimmy, who comes into young pastry chef Bethany Fitzpatrick's life and changes it for the better.
"To my knowledge, this is the first time Padre Pio has been used in a work of fiction. He was an incredible person, and despite the fact that he died in 1968, he still continues to perform miracles to this day," states Brosky.
The Medal was inspired by Brosky's own experience in watching her father's long battle with Multiple Sclerosis, and the miracle which took place after his death.
The book will be released on September 23, the Feast Day of Padre Pio. Kerriann will be signing books as part of the Feast Day festivities at the Shrine of Padre Pio at the Church of St. John the Baptist Capuchin Franciscan Friars in New York City, where over 2000 people will gather to celebrate the life of Padre Pio.
"Padre Pio is a powerful figure," says Brosky, "and is loved worldwide. It's about time his name gets out there in mainstream readership."
For more information on The Medal, please visit the author's website at www.padrepiomedal.com