One Last Chore for Grandpa

One Last Chore for Grandpa

by Martin L. Shoemaker
     
 

A 17,000 word novella (approximately 100 pages in paper).
Patrice Hudson was a man of two worlds. The Haiti of his youth was a mysterious land where the village bokor used Vodoun to enslave zombies to his service, but his grandfather the houngan thwarted the bokor's schemes. In the New York of his adulthood, though, he knows these stories are all childish…  See more details below

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A 17,000 word novella (approximately 100 pages in paper).
Patrice Hudson was a man of two worlds. The Haiti of his youth was a mysterious land where the village bokor used Vodoun to enslave zombies to his service, but his grandfather the houngan thwarted the bokor's schemes. In the New York of his adulthood, though, he knows these stories are all childish superstitions that he has outgrown.

But a letter from his mother shatters his confidence. The bokor has declared war on his familiy, and has stolen his grandfather's body from his grave. Now Patrice must decide which world he will follow and what he believes as he performs... One Last Chore for Grandpa.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015764963
Publisher:
Old Town Press
Publication date:
11/18/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
163 KB

Meet the Author

Martin L. Shoemaker is a software developer and a science fiction and fantasy author. Working in software helps him to think about technology and its impact on our lives, which gives him ideas for his fiction; and writing fiction lets him explore how ordinary people work with new technologies and new ideas, which helps him to devise better software. So he plans to keep doing both for as long as he's able.

SCIENCE FICTION AUTHOR

As an author, Martin has sold stories to the following markets:

"The Night We Flushed the Old Town" in Therefore I Am: Digital Science Fiction Volume 2.
"Father-Daughter Outing", the cover story for Heir Apparent: Digital Science Fiction Volume 4.

His writing has also won the following awards:

Writers of the Future, Quarter 1, 2011: Finalist, The Mother Anthony
Writers of the Future, Quarter 2, 2011: Honorable Mention, Father-Daughter Outing
Writers of the Future, Quarter 3, 2011: Honorable Mention, "Scramble"
Writers of the Future, Quarter 4, 2011: Semi-Finalist, "A Most Auspicious Star"
The 2012 Jim Baen Memorial Writing Contest: Second Place, "Scramble"

In addition, he has self-published two stories, and has more in the works.

SOFTWARE ARCHITECTURE ANALYST

Martin is a software developer with 27 years experience in the industry. He has worked in the fields of color science, on-line shopping, databases, material handling, medical imaging, and customer relations management.

His most popular presentations are his UML courses, which he wrote and presents. As a side effort in his UML work, Martin has written two books on UML, including:

UML Applied: A .NET Perspective from Apress.

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