Upside-Down Independence Day

Upside-Down Independence Day

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Overview

Neighboring small towns, Coon Creek and Golden Springs, Ohio, enter their own little war, and may never be the same after the coming Fourth of July celebration.

Coon Creek, a conservative, industrial, blue-collar town, has seen better days. Golden Springs is home to Antaeus College, a private institution with a tradition of liberal politics. No love lost between those two.

Mazie Tuttle, a professional dog walker, knows both towns well. Born and raised in Coon Creek, she enrolls in the Antaeus College summer literary program being taught by the famous radical novelist and pie lover, Roscoe Alolo. As tensions flare between the two towns over a statue of Coon Creek's founding father standing in the town's square, one act of vandalism follows another, and Mazie increasingly feels caught in the middle of the hostilities.

Groups in both towns plot to disrupt the other's Fourth of July celebration. On one side, the schemers include Mazie's brother, her ex-boyfriend turned drug dealer, and a Methodist minister who's running for mayor. On the other, Professor Alolo urges his class to take action to "liberate" Coon Creekers.

Sooner or later, Mazie will have to take a side. She just doesn't know which she'll choose.

EVOLVED PUBLISHING PRESENTS a satirical, down-right funny novel sure to keep a smile on your face.

Books by Gregg Sapp:


  • Fresh News Straight from Heaven
  • Holidazed - Book 1: Halloween from the Other Side
  • Holidazed - Book 2: The Christmas Donut Revolution
  • Holidazed - Book 3: Upside-Down Independence Day


More Great Fiction from Evolved Publishing:



  • Hannah's Voice by Robb Grindstaff
  • The Colonel and the Bee by Patrick Canning
  • Memoirs of a Transferable Soul by W. Town Andrews


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781622535279
Publisher: Evolved Publishing
Publication date: 06/04/2020
Series: Holidazed , #3
Edition description: First Softcover ed.
Pages: 220
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

AUTHOR: Gregg Sapp, a native Ohioan, is a Pushcart Prize-nominated writer, librarian, college teacher and academic administrator. He is the author of the "Holidazed" series of satires, each of which is centered around a different holiday. The first two novels, "Halloween from the Other Side" and "The Christmas Donut Revolution" were published in 2019 by Evolved Publishing. Previous books include "Dollarapalooza" (Switchgrass Books, 2011) and "Fresh News Straight from Heaven" (Evolved Publishing, 2018), based upon the life and folklore of Johnny Appleseed. He has published humor, poetry, and short stories in Defenestration, Waypoints, Semaphore, Kestrel, Zodiac Review, Top Shelf, Marathon Review, and been a frequent contributor to Midwestern Gothic, and others. Gregg lives in Tumwater, WA.

EDITOR: I have loved books since I was too young to remember, my love of books a folktale itself, one told by my mother at family gatherings. I have dim impressions of my mother recounting the stories of The Iliad and The Odyssey, spinning them from memory like a classical orator, and my dad reading me Treasure Island. My mother was an English teacher, and so inevitably she supported my desire to read. I graduated from Whitman College with a degree in English, and graduated from Portland State University with a degree in Book Publishing. At Whitman I worked as a writing tutor, and at PSU I focused on editing. My goal as an editor is to help clarify the writer's vision and polish their story into the best version of itself. Above all, my goal as an editor is communication: helping a writer to translate their thoughts into a form that others can understand.

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