The Burning

The Burning is a short but intense story and, once I started reading, I couldn’t put it down. - Review by Lelia Taylor at Buried Under Books

The Burning book cover, a house with a smoke effect

What would you do if events beyond your control threatened to destroy everything you’d worked for?

George Ferris has worked hard to make a good life for himself and his family without going into the coal mines that shortened his father’s life. Now, a slow-moving catastrophe is threatening to take it all away. How far will he go to protect everything he has worked for? And will he realize what really matters before it is too late?

This moving story of a family facing their greatest challenge is inspired by true events.

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The Burning

By J.P. Seewald

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ebook: $2.99
paperback: $8.99, 131 pages

About the Author

J.P. Seewald is a multiple award-winning author, and has taught creative, expository and technical writing at Rutgers University as well as high school English. She also worked as both an academic librarian and an educational media specialist. Seventeen of her books of fiction have been published to critical praise, including books for adults, teens and children. Her short stories, poems, essays, reviews and articles have appeared in diverse publications and numerous anthologies such as: The Writer, The Los Angeles Times, Reader’s Digest, Pedestal, Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine, Over My Dead Body!, Gumshoe Review, Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, and The Christian Science Monitor.

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