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Author Gary Beck’s “State of Rage” coming 2017

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Gary Beck has spent most of his adult life as a theater director, and as an art dealer when he couldn’t make a living in theater. He has 11 published chapbooks and 3 more accepted for publication. His poetry collections include: Days of Destruction (Skive Press), Expectations (Rogue Scholars Press). Dawn in Cities, Assault on Nature, Songs of a Clerk, Civilized Ways, Displays, Perceptions (Winter Goose Publishing). Fault Lines, Tremors, Perturbations, Rude Awakenings and The Remission of Order will be published by Winter Goose Publishing. Conditioned Response (Nazar Look). Resonance (Dreaming Big Publications). His novels include: Extreme Change (Cogwheel Press), Flawed Connections (Black Rose Writing) and Call to Valor (Gnome on Pigs Productions). Acts of Defiance will be published by Dreaming Big Publications, Sudden Conflicts by Lillicat Publishers and State of Rage by Rainy Day Reads Publishing. His short story collection, A Glimpse of Youth (Sweatshoppe Publications). Now I Accuse and other stories will be published by Winter Goose Publishing. His original plays and translations of Moliere, Aristophanes and Sophocles have been produced Off Broadway. His poetry, fiction and essays have appeared in hundreds of literary magazines. He currently lives in New York City.

Gary Beck’s latest book “State of Rage” Excerpt (Releasing 2017 from Rainy Day Reads Publishing

Now that Bradley was obviously on the road to a productive professional career, Dr. Padgett advised him to find a signature personal project that would bring him meaningful attention from the scientific community. Padgett urged him to also try to distinguish himself from the multitude of colleagues dreaming of international renown. To conceal his real interest in human behavior modification, Bradley worked on assessments of several behavior modification trials for pets, using a range of pharmaceuticals to alter disturbing behavior patterns, such as excessive barking, clawing furniture, uncontrolled urination or defecation and stubborn disobedience. Some of the treatments were encouragingly effective and Bradley began to consider how pharmaceuticals could better be used in human behavior modification, without panicking the liberal left with the specter of ‘Big Brother’.

A series of homicidal rampages by enraged men who had been rejected by wife or girl friend, or had been fired from a job, or aggrieved enough by someone or something to  seek revenge, captured his interest. He noted the increasing frequency of the rampages, with a corresponding increase in the number of fatalities, almost always followed by suicide. The Virginia Tech rampage on April 16, 2007, by Seung-Hui Cho, in which he killed 32 people, wounded many others, then killed himself, took place in the same building where Bradley’s sister Ellen taught math. This personal connection disturbed him enough to focus his attention on the problem of homicidal rampages.

He drafted a proposal for developing a measuring tool that could be used in high schools to identify potential future at-risk subjects, along with a program that would modify their behavior with appropriate medications. He submitted the proposal to Dr. Padgett, apprehensive that he might have been too aggressive. Dr. Padgett realized the potential of new uses for pharmaceuticals and approved a test project. Then he sent the proposal to his contact at Planck, Arthur Lindgreen, a stocky, dark haired, deep tanned glad-hander with the soul of a lobbyist. Lindgreen set up a not-for-profit fund that awarded Bradley a very large grant that would insure his financial security for the next several years.

At the next department meeting, Dr. Padgett described the project and the usual conflict of responses occurred; approbation from the behaviorists supporting one of their own, criticism from the therapists, always fearful of intrusion on their fragile turf. A neo-Jungian, Professor Laura Cordell, a slim, taut, not unattractive blonde in relaxed moments, demanded to know how Thurston would identify violence-prone people already out of school. Dr. Padgett fielded the question with a politically correct answer of ‘one target group at a time’ that placated her. But it started Bradley thinking about the problem of adults no longer in a testing environment.  Without consulting anyone, Bradley began sketching out ideas and concepts to identify the target group of adult

 

“Passing the Veil” by Poet Lela Cintron, her second poetry book is in the works..

 

Lela Cintron’s second book of poetry, “Passing the Veil” is set to release from Rainy Day Reads Publishing in the near future.  Lela’s words relate to her many readers as she reaches from the depths of creative writing to spilling her thoughts onto paper to share with the world.     Screenshot_2016-09-10-13-54-45-1.png

Sagar Singh

Author and Editor Sagar Singh joins Rainy Day Reads Publishing.  Living in the western suburbs of Mumbai, India; Sagar is a romantic at heart. A business analyst by day and a writer by night he has created quite a buzz in the Instagram and Wattpad community with his poems, quotes, proses, articles and short stories in a short span of two years. Find his work on Instagram @the_wandering_writer

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Time heals

It’s all about time, my father had said. There are times when you fail, you go through a heartbreak, you get your trust broken or you lose someone you cared about. It’s times like these, you feel you have been thrown into a dark pit, with no hope to see light. You feel that the world would stop spinning because of it; but when you wake up the world is still spinning like nothing happened. And the darkness, its still there; you just get used to it.

Cross My Heart by Author Heidi Renee Mason, hits the hands of readers soon!

“Love isn’t pretty. It’s heartache, pain, disappointment, and chaos. But when you get it right, it can be the most magical thing in the world.” – “Cross My Heart” , a romance thriller by popular SW Washington’s author, Heidi Renee Mason,  “CROSS MY HEART” is about to release into the hands of readers!  Pre-orders available soon.  Stay tuned! #2016 #rainydayreadspublishing #heidireneemason

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A HUGE thank you to Hello Vancouver from Rainy Day Reads Publishing for having us and our Author Heidi Mason on your latest show!

We appreciate the support of our local community here in Vancouver, Washington.  “Hello Vancouver” truly is such a wonderful and informative show, hosted by the lovely Temple Lentz.    We loved being able to share Heidi Mason’s upcoming romance release “Cross My Heart” with you all.  It will be releasing mid 2016, thanks again Hello Vancouver!

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Meet our editor Helgaleena Healingline!

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Helgaleena Healingline is the nom de plume of a Reformed Druid of North America living quietly in southern Wisconsin USA. Besides acting as editor at Rainy Day Reads and Dark Roast Press Lovers, she runs the Healing Line, 608-255-0504, a helpline ministry outreach which includes distance Reiki, acupressure, nutrition and other advice, CTFT protocols, and listening. Reading and writing erotic fan fiction has helped her to survive upon the face of the planet this far. The transition to original fiction required translating many uncanny life experiences into story form, which she hopes will find their way to the correct readers. Web page: helgaleena – Gravatar Profile

Rainy Day Merchandise Coming Soon!

“Treat yourself to something special for a Rainy Day!”

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Rainy Day Reads Publishing

From our specialized “Quote Cups”, to bookmarks, to personalized book tote bags, coasters & Tees – Rainy Day Reads Publishing strives to support the readers and accent their passion for poetry by offering a variety of merchandise with the you, the readers favorite quote.

Yes, now you can take your favorite quote with you at all times!

 

*Merchandise Store Opening Soon- Please check back..

Rainy Day Reads Publishing’s Poetess Lela Cintron is moving “Into the Further” literally as she takes on the poetry world

 

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