Charleston, SC, January 24, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- Former Long Island, New York, newspaper publisher Beth Anton McCue has released her first full-length novel, Oceans Ending.
As the story begins, a young woman takes a walk along the beach and makes a grisly discovery. Then people in her small hometown start disappearing without a trace.
She begins hearing voices and having disturbing nightmares. Her grasp on sanity slips as she finds it more and more difficult to separate reality from delusion.
Then, as an ancient predator gains frightening new powers and threatens to destroy humanity, she is hit with a stunning revelation concerning her own origins. Unsure who to trust or where to turn, she must find the answer before it's too late.
Her quest will take her far from home as she is betrayed by those closest to her and aided by unexpected friends. Ultimately she will face the enemy, but will she be willing to sacrifice all she holds dear in order to save the human race from extinction?
When asked how she came up with the concept, McCue said, “My daughter Rachel and I were at the beach discussing plot ideas. Most of them focused on the ocean since that is what was right in front of us.”
She credits her daughter Rachel with not only helping her develop the idea but also for encouraging her to write the book. “Rachel, and my husband, Dan, were instrumental in making this happen. They prodded, advised, edited and most importantly, listened.”
McCue is the daughter of the late Karl V. Anton, Jr., founder of Anton Media Group of Long Island. She was the Editor and Publisher of The Northport Journal, a weekly newspaper in Northport, New York, for 10 years.
After selling The Northport Journal, she became Editor of the Floral Park Dispatch and The Three Village Times; weekly newspapers located in New York. During that time she was also the producer of Insight Nassau, a weekly interview program that featured her husband, Dan McCue, as host of the show, which was broadcast on the Bravo network.
McCue has written for many trade publications, newspapers, and magazines. She is the author of an illustrated children's book, The Quest of the Crystal Steeds, as well as hundreds of (as yet) unpublished poems.
She lives in Charleston, S.C., with her husband, Dan, and Foxhound, Madison.