Barking Rain Press, a non-profit publisher of general and genre fiction in print and e-formats, announced the acquisition of the worldwide print and electronic publishing rights for the murder mystery novel River Bottom Blues from noted blues reviewer Richard Bush. Mr. Bush’s articles have highlighted the careers of blues musicians in magazines such as Blues Access, Hittin’ the Note, Southwest Blues and the American Harmonica Newsmagazine. He has written hundreds of reviews of recorded blues music and brings his view of the blues to readers at his blog.
Set in the gritty milieu of the Southeast Texas blues scene, River Bottom Bluestells the story of blues musician Mitty Andersen, who refuses to accept that drugs killed his good friend and fellow blues musician Bobby Tarleton. Bobby’s star-status in the blues world was smoking hot, and Mitty knows that his buddy never touched the stuff. Can Mitty find out what really happened and clear Bobby’s good name?
River Bottom Blues has been assigned to Barking Rain Press senior staff editor Ti Locke of Decatur Island, Washington. Publication in both print and eBook formats is anticipated in December 2011. Interested readers can sign up to preview the first four chapters of River Bottom Blues for free by visiting the Barking Rain Press website.
About Barking Rain Press
The BRP Publishing Group (BRP) is a non-profit publisher located in the greater Portland/Vancouver metropolitan area, which is a thriving hub for independent publishers, writers, and literary venues. BRP currently operates three imprints, including Barking Rain Press, Virtual Tales, and Nitis Books. Find out more about the BRP Publishing Group at their website.