Debut young-adult novel

Author Rachel McClellan has announced the release of her debut young adult novel “Fractured Light,” the first in a trilogy. The Old Orchard Beach resident’s paranormal novel is already climbing to the top of the 2012 Debut Author List on Goodreads, as stated in a news release.

McClellan will launch the book at Barnes & Noble in Augusta  Saturday at 11 a.m.

Llona Reese, the heroine of “Fractured Light,” is a young woman with special powers that can be used to control light. Her powers come with a downside, however, as she is forced to live on the run from those who would harm her to steal them.

When a shadowy, shape-shifting creature called a Vyken hunts down and kills Llona’s parents for their powers, the book’s heroine knows they will be after her, too. While Llona convinces herself that she can’t take any chances, she lets down her guard and makes a big mistake.

McClellan’s website is and she can be reached at [email protected]


Life on the streets

Kristoco, a Waterville native and new author, has announced the release of “Disposable Causes” through PublishAmerica. “Disposable Causes” is a 178-page poetic biographical piece of Kristoco’s life, as stated in a news release.

Kristoco experienced the streets of Maine in the late 1980s to the early 90s in Waldo County, and once again in the early 2000s in Penobscot County. Kristoco’s hope in publishing this personal journey is to awaken those who think homelessness is a choice. The truth is far from that and there is only a small percentage of people who choose that lifestyle. He wants to share what he experienced, and hopes to never experience it again.

“Disposable Causes” offers an inside look as to what goes on in the hearts, minds and lives of those who are homeless.

In his own words…
“They are our disposable causes
Then we toss them to the side
We ignore all their loses
Until it serves to have them by our side”

The book is available at,, and

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