Los Angeles, CA, February 11, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Outskirts Press, Inc. has published One Day She'll Darken: The Mysterious Beginnings of Fauna Hodel by Fauna Hodel with J.R. Briamonte, which is the author’s most recent book to date. The 6 x 9 Paperback in the Biography/ Women category is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble for a suggested retail price of $14.95. One Day She'll Darken is also available in its 6 x 9 Hardback w/ Jacket edition for $24.95. The webpage at www.outskirtspress.com/OneDayShellDarken was launched simultaneously with the book’s publication.
About the Book (Excerpts & Info)
After her father, Dr. George Hodel, a prominent Hollywood physician was acquitted in a sensational incest trial, 16-year-old Tamar gave birth to a blue-eyed, white skinned baby girl. She insisted that the father was “Negro”. Outraged by the audacity of their daughter and the stigma attached to a mixed-race child within their midst, her mother quickly arranged to have the baby permanently given away to Jimmie Lee, a black maid in a Nevada casino.
Overwhelmed by the problems of raising a white-skinned baby in her black community, Jimmie spent the next twenty years struggling to secretly raise Fauna. Together they endured extreme poverty, alcoholism, starvation, sexual abuse, pregnancy and death, hopelessly bound and knotted together by relentless bigotry.
Fauna survived this difficult world with a vow to find the one person who knew her beginnings – her biological mother, Tamar – the woman of her dreams. Fauna sets out to discover the truth, only to uncover her family’s notorious secret: her extraordinary grandfather and the murder of the Black Dahlia.
“…haunting, poignant and heart-wrenching….the stuff of which movies are made.” --Cliff Rothman, Contributor, Vanity Fair
“...laughter, sass, spirit and tears leaves the readers awash in hope.” --Alfre Woodard, Actor
Deftly constructed at 348 pages, One Day She'll Darken: The Mysterious Beginnings of Fauna Hodel is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the Biography/ Women category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, One Day She'll Darken meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $14.95 and $24.95, respectively.
Additionally, One Day She'll Darken can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of ten or more from the Outskirts Press wholesale online bookstore at www.outskirtspress.com/buybooks
ISBN: 9781432716561 Format: 6 x 9 Paperback SRP: $14.95
ISBN: 9781432710361 Format: 6 x 9 Hardback w/ Jacket SRP: $24.95
For more information or to contact the author, visit www.outskirtspress.com/OneDayShellDarken
About the Author
Ms. Hodel is a producer/storyteller and inspirational speaker dedicated to helping others work their dreams. She is the mother of two daughters, Yvette and Rasha and currently resides in Los Angeles, California.
J.R. Briamonte studied creative writing and literature. He began his journalism career writing feature articles for Las Vegas Sporting Life Magazine. His second biography is set in Mexico. Mr. Briamonte resides in Hawaii.
About Outskirts Press, Inc.
Outskirts Press, Inc. offers turn-key, full-service, custom self-publishing for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining all their rights and full creative control. In 2007, the Denver Business Journal recognized Outskirts Press as the 3rd fastest-growing privately-held company in Colorado, with a growth rate of 1,560% since 2004. Available for authors globally at www.outskirtspress.com and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press represents the future of book publishing, today.
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