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This is not the first novel Pierce has written, but it is the first he has had published.
Pierce says, “Now that I've found out how to publish as an e-book, I hope to publish
more. It is hard work when you have to write, edit, find a cover designer, and promote
you own work. I'm glad to think the free copies will be going to friends of King.”
King University alumnus Ron Pierce has published his first novel, “Finding Adulthood”
and is offering it free to the King community for four days on Oct. 18-21 at Amazon.com.
Pierce’s book is a coming of age story, which takes place in rural Kansas in the late
1970s to early 1980s. It is a story about a boy who becomes lost from those who he
loves and how he finds his way back to them. Pierce likens the story concept to the
classic David Copperfield.
The book is dedicated to King University where his tastes for drama and literature
were nurtured by faculty and staff who, for Pierce, were more like parents and siblings.
He gives special thanks to the late Inez Morton and George Winship for their guidance.
Pierce received his degree in History and English from King University in 1958. He
is a retired Presbyterian minister living in Luray, Va.
To receive a free copy of Ron Pierce’s e-book, “Finding Adulthood,’ visit Amazon.com
at http://amzn.to/11qaAP0. If you do not have a Kindle reader, a free copy of the e-reader software is available
for download for smartphones, tablets, and computer’s at Amazon at http://goo.gl/Qn8n2y.
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