Visiting the Dark Phantom today is Aaron Lazar, author of the Legarde and Moore mystery series. Lazar is promoting the release of his latest novel, TREMOLO: CRY OF THE LOON, a beautifully written, coming-of-age story set in Maine in 1964. Look for my review of this book soon!
Aaron Paul Lazar resides in Upstate New York with his wife, three daughters, two grandsons, mother-in-law, dog, and four cats. After writing in the early morning hours, he works as an electrophotographic engineer at NexPress Solutions Inc, in Rochester, New York. Additional passions include vegetable, fruit, and flower gardening; preparing large family feasts; photographing his family, gardens, and the breathtakingly beautiful Genesee Valley; cross-country skiing across the rolling hills; playing a distinctly amateur level of piano, and spending “time” with the French Impressionists whenever possible. Although he adored raising his three delightful daughters, Mr. Lazar finds grandfathering his “two little buddies” to be one of the finest experiences of his life.
In addition to receiving publishing contracts for Double Forte’, Upstaged, Tremolo:cry of the loon, The Green Marble, and Mazurka,
Mr. Lazar writes “Seedlings,” a monthly column featured in Bob Burdick’s The Back Room, A Cozy Retreat for Writers & Readers newsletter and the Futures Mystery Anthology Magazine (FMAM). It was also debuted in the Mysteryfiction.net literary newsletter entitled “Voice in the Dark.” in the September 2006 issue. Numerous articles on writing have been published by writers’ sites such as Absolute Write. His short essay, “Word Paintings” was included in the 2007 Bylines Writers’ Desk Calendar. Check out the Great Mystery and Suspense Magazine for the flash fiction piece, “Follow the Leader.” Visit his blog at http://www.aaronlazar.blogspot.com and his articles on aplazar.gather.com.
Summer, 1964: Beatlemania hits the States, and the world mourns the loss of JFK. For eleven-year-old Gus LeGarde, the powerful events that rocked the nation serve as a backdrop for the most challenging summer of his life.
After Gus and his best friends capsize their boat at his grandparents’ lakeside camp, they witness a drunk chasing a girl through the foggy Maine woods. She’s scared. She’s hurt. And she disappears.
The camp is thrown into turmoil as the frantic search for Sharon begins. Reports of stolen relics arise, including a church bell cast by Paul Revere. When Gus and his friends stumble on a scepter that may be part of the spoils, they become targets for the evil lurking around the lake. Will they find Sharon before the villain does? And how can Gus–armed only with a big heart, a motorboat, and a nosy beagle–survive the menacing attacks on his life?