A Better Place To Be:: Based on the Harry CHapin Song

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A story about life, though perhaps not the one you would choose to live.
Inspired by the characters from the Harry Chapin song of the same name, 'A Better Place To Be’ is a story of love, loss, and the ability to overcome the worst that life can throw at someone and come out the other side.
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About the author

 David Wind has published thirty-nine novels, including science fiction & Fantasy, mystery, thriller, noir, and suspense novels. He lives and writes in Boynton Beach, Florida, and shares his home with his wife, Bonnie, and dog Alfie, a sub-standard poodle (email David for an explanation). 

His newest novel is  A Better Place To Be based on the Harry Chapin song of the same name. Not his usual genre, this is a story of love, loss and facing to the worst life can throw at you and still be standing.  

Born To Magic, the first book of his sci-fi fantasy series, Tales Of Nevaeh , was released in 2015.  All three books have reached into the Amazon Top 100 best seller rankings in several categories including Young Adult. The first book of the series,  Born To Magic , has received numerous 5 star reviews. Both the second book of the series,  The Dark Masters , and the third Book,  TRINITY: The Battle For Nevaeh , have all received high praise. 

David's fantasy, Queen Of Knights ,, was a #2 best seller on the Amazon bestseller lists for historical fantasy and medieval fantasy, and his sci-fi paranormal, Infinity’s Doorway, has received wide acclaim.

When David formally left traditional publishing to become an independently published writer, he published  Angels In Mourning ,, his ‘homage’ to the old time private detective books of the 50’s and the 60’s. Angels is a modern day take on the old style hard-boiled detective. In April of that year,  Angels In Mourning ,  won the Amazon.com Book of the Month Reader’s Choice Award.

His previous suspense thrillers are  The Hyte Maneuverv, (a Literary guild alternate selection);    The Sokova Convention ,, and  The Morrissey Manifest ,. David's Mystery suspense novels include:  And Down Will Come Baby ,,  Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep ,, and  Out of The Shadows.  ,

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Publisher
DMW
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Published on
Dec 1, 2017
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Pages
199
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ISBN
9780998971216
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Contemporary Women
Fiction / Family Life
Fiction / General
Fiction / Literary
Fiction / Media Tie-In
Fiction / Psychological
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