Saturday, November 12, 2011

Book News: Sliding Beneath the Surface by Doug Dillon

Old St. Augustine Publications Announces The Arrival of Sliding Beneath the Surface By Doug Dillon

About the Book 

1. A young adult novel written in the first person, it is Book I of The St. Augustine Trilogy.

2. Sliding Beneath the Surface is primarily paranormal and coming of age with a strong historical thread relating to the start of the Florida’s Second Seminole War in 1835.

3. Premise: You create your own reality.

4. Description from the back cover: Just as fifteen-year-old Jeff Golden is about to start classes at St. Augustine High, he finds himself up to his eyeballs in paranormal experiences that are rooted in one of Florida’s most important historical events. Scared out of his wits, he relies on his friend, Carla Rodriguez, and Lobo, an old Native American shaman, for help. Despite this guidance, things get even worse, making Jeff realize he is in danger of losing his sanity and even his life. Finally, forces he doesn’t fully understand push him to leap headlong into the unknown in order to save himself. In doing so, though, Jeff risks something even more valuable to him than his own existence.

5. Available online in both e-book and paperback versions at and For sale in only one brick and mortar establishment as follows: The Cassadaga Camp Bookstore P.O. Box 319 Cassadaga, FL 32706

About Doug 

1. As a former educator, he worked directly with teens in Central Florida schools for 14 years.

2. As a writer, Doug has published his work with Prentice Hall, Harcourt, Boys’ Life, Mitchell Lane Publishing, the Orlando Sentinel and Learning Magazine.

3. With his wife, Barbara, he wrote a nonfiction book about his own paranormal experiences titled, An Explosion of Being: An American Family’s Journey into the Psychic. First offered to the public by Parker Publishing, an imprint of Prentice Hall, a new edition of An Explosion of Being has recently come out through Old St. Augustine Publications. It too is available online and at the Cassadaga Camp Bookstore.

4. For more on Doug and his books, visit him at

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