Parallax: Crime Tales by Lance J. Lorusso Nominated for the Selfies Book Award by Publishers Weekly and BookBrunch

Book Was Inspired by Real Life Stories Law Enforcement Has Confronted

Atlanta, GA, April 16, 2020 --( Parallax: Crime Tales, a collection of short stories, (ISBN: 978-1-63183-660-2, Lanier Press, 2019) by Lance J. LoRusso was nominated for the Selfies Book Award as one of the best books published in 2019. The Selfies run by Publishers Weekly and BookBrunch honor the best independently published works of fiction annually. The winners will be announced on June 27, 2020. Parallax, written to provide engaging as well as accurate entertainment, is a series of fictional stories based on the harsh realities faced by law enforcement officers in the performance of their duties and inspired by stories recounted to LoRusso by officers over the years. Among the breathtaking and gut-wrenching stories readers will encounter in Parallax: Crime Tales are: law enforcement officers coming face-to-face with a sociopath serial killer; others tracking down and apprehending a depraved child abductor; and other officers grieving over the death of one their own struck down far too early in the line of duty. LoRusso, himself a former law enforcement officer before becoming an attorney, also draws on his past experiences to portray the skills and techniques officers use to solve crimes in both an accurate and engaging way.

“I am very honored that Parallax has been nominated for the Selfie Award,” said Lance J. LoRusso. “Parallax takes readers into a world of crime, tragedy, terror, courage, and triumph in these true-to-life tales and I believe that this uniqueness is what has stood out to readers and led to this nomination.”

The mission of the Selfies is to discover new talent and reward the very best self-published titles each year. To be administered by BookLife, the self-publishing arm of Publishers Weekly, in association with BookBrunch, the award spotlights adult fiction published during 2019. A juried shortlist will be announced on May 29, 2020 and one winner announced in June 2020. The Selfies award will be presented at the American Library Association’s Annual Conference on June 27, 2020.

About the author

Lance J. LoRusso is the Principal of the LoRusso Law Firm located in Atlanta, Georgia. As a civil litigator with a law enforcement background, he focuses his practice on critical incident & media response, catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death cases. A former officer, LoRusso is a strong advocate for Georgia law enforcement. He serves as General Counsel to the Georgia Fraternal Order of Police as well as Lodge Attorney for Cobb County’s Lodge 13 of the Fraternal Order of Police. Additionally, he responds to critical incidents on behalf of law enforcement officers, having represented officers in over 80 on-duty shootings. LoRusso is a highly sought-after media expert on law enforcement issues and has appeared on CNN, HLN, FOX News Channel, FOX Business Network, The Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, and numerous other outlets throughout the world. LoRusso also speaks and trains on law enforcement issues. He is the author of two critically acclaimed non-fiction books - When Cops Kill: The Aftermath of a Critical Incident is a comprehensive study for law enforcement and family members of law enforcement officers to deal with in the aftermath of a shooting or violent alteration with a suspect; Blue News, deals with how law enforcement agencies deal with the media and public after officer-involved shootings and the dynamic that drives the news media to cover and report on critical incidents involving law enforcement. In addition to Parallax, he has written two other fiction books – Hunting of Men, his most recent book, the first in the Blue Mystery series featuring Johnny Till and Peacemaking was LoRusso’s first entry into the world of fiction, and this Christian fiction story follows the journey of a police officer, Scotty Painter, in the aftermath of a shooting.
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