Cart

Poison Pen

$16.95 Before WI tax

Bill Zaferos

Poison Pen is the absurdist tale of redemption about a depressed game show host known for his cruel on-air insults and crude behavior. The story, as told by a misanthropic poison-pen-letter writer, offers an off-beat look at American culture while exploring themes of life, death, and the deeper meaning of 1960’s television shows like The Beverly Hillbillies.

Jerry Most is the acidic MC of Die Trying, a game show in which players perform death-defying acts for fabulous cash and prizes. But Jerry has had enough of the show and his lavish lifestyle. As he seeks inner meaning during a cross-country sojourn that lands him in Hammertown, a miserable northern Wisconsin burg, Jerry encounters a cast of characters that includes the dour protagonist, a beer-drinking, cheese stick-eating television rerun junkie, as well as Billie the Kangaroo, a troop of intoxicated baboons, and Pinky Lee, the muse and the bane of every man she encounters.

Author Bill Zaferos is an award-winning journalist and first-time novelist who managed to channel mental illness into creativity by writing Poison Pen during a manic high.

Cart
Leave a Review
Please post reviews on Goodreads and/or on Amazon.com. Thank you!

Author News
  • Turning One of Life’s Biggest Challenges into Something Good
    Hector Colón joins us today to talk about how he turned one of his biggest challenges into a learning experience, and what he learned about what it means to "love your bully"....
  • Writescast 092 – Five Virtues for Authorship
    What can a champion-boxer-turned-CEO teach authors about what it takes to thrive in the world of writing? A lot, it turns out, as Héctor Colón demonstrates through his five virtues for life, leadership, and authorship....
  • Champion boxer now champions the needs of others
    “My journey continued with challenges, low expectations by others, set-backs, opportunities, and successes. Undeterred, I applied the same dedication, determination and discipline that it took to become a champion boxer to my new life striving for excellence in everything I do, whether it be as a husband, father, or CEO.”...

Kira Henschel, founder of HenschelHAUS Books

Kira Henschel is available for private book coaching and self-publisher consulting.

Are you interested in self-publishing options? Save yourself time, money, and frustration – do it right the first time. Please contact Kira Henschel to find out more about book consulting services.