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Thriller Author David Simms to Discuss Fear the Reaper at Upcoming Program
Winchester, VA (April 2, 2019) – Handley Regional Library System announces a new author talk sure to thrill! David Simms will discuss his book, Fear the Reaper on April 13th at 11AM at Handley Library in Winchester. The program is free and open to the public. Fear the Reaper tells the story of a psychologist who unearths America’s darkest secret through the terrors of an asylum in 1933 Virginia, where the elite aim to eliminate millions of “unfit” citizens. Character Sam Taylor begins to question his sanity as the mysteries of the area emerge from the shadows, compelling him to dig deeper into the horrors of the movement, realizing how complicit he is in the deaths around him. Books will be available to purchase by the Winchester Book Gallery. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Handley Regional Library.
About the Author
David Simms lives in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia with his wife, son and trio of furballs after escaping New Jersey and Massachusetts. A special education teacher, college English instructor, counselor, music therapist, ghost tour guide, and book reviewer, he moonlights in the Slushpile band on lead guitar after co-founding the Killer Thriller Band with several best-selling authors. He gives workshops in three states on using music to help students of all ages to learn and de-stress, getting teens to write, and combating burnout for teachers in schools.
More about Fear the Reaper
Still haunted by the death of this wife and son during childbirth, psychologist and WWI vet Samuel Taylor accepts a position at Western Valley Hospital. Superintendent Joseph Dejarnette leads the movement to purify humanity by exterminating anyone the Society, led by the kings of industry, deemed to be “defective” or “unfit”. Sam discovers that his testing often condemns patients simply for being less than the new “American” ideal, yet he learns he cannot quit his job. Dejarnette desires Sam to be his right hand at the asylum but warns him that Sam’s deaf brother and new immigrant girlfriend have already been labeled as unfit by the new masterminds of eugenics. Sam begins to question his sanity as the mysteries of the area emerge from the shadows, compelling him to dig deeper into the horrors of the movement, realizing how complicit he is in the deaths around him. Experiments beyond his worst nightmares occur daily, as citizens from neighboring towns begin disappearing at a frightening rate. Sam devises a bold plan to escape and unleash the truth, but learns that Dejarnette’s tendrils reach into every major American city. The proof he ultimately uncovers may doom everyone he holds close while influencing the world’s most heinous act in history.
For more information on how Handley Regional Library System serves the surrounding communities, visit the library website at www.handleyregional.org or call Barbara Dickinson at 540.662.9041, extension 31.
About Handley Regional Library
Handley Regional Library System aspires to be the center of information and learning. Our mission is to provide access to outstanding information, resources, programs and services to enrich our diverse community. With a rich history, Handley Regional Library System serves patrons at Bowman Library (Stephens City, VA), Clarke County Library (Berryville, VA) and Handley Library and the Stewart Bell Jr. Archives (Winchester, VA), plus 24-hours a day through our online digital library. Explore more at www.handleyregional.org.
Matt Swain, Public Relations & Technology Coordinator
Handley Regional Library System
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