THE IVY LEAGUE CHRONICLES: 9 SQUARES
NEW BOOK UNCOVERS THE secrets THAT lie beneath the green
CHANDLER, AZ (Winter, 2013) — Sometimes, things are not as they seem, and sometimes, we must believe in things that we cannot see. Yearning to move from behind a desk and back to detective work, Richard Wikki finds himself investigating a lot more than a murder case in 9 Squares – the first book in The Ivy League Chronicles series by E.K. Prescott, Ph.D.
This historically rich mystery – a new title from Five Star Publications, Inc. – takes readers to New Haven, CT in 1923, where Maize Judson has enrolled at Yale University with hopes of becoming an investigative journalist and Richard Wikki, a former detective from Scotland Yard and now a criminology professor at Yale, is trying to start a new life for himself in the US.
When Maize and her best friend Leslie find a skeleton buried on the beach with an amulet wrapped around its fingers, she and Richard set out to solve the mystery, but the more they uncover, the deeper the mystery becomes. Richard soon discovers that underneath the chaotic daily events of a new decade lies an organization that stretches from North America to Europe.
While The Ivy League Chronicles: 9 Squares is a fictional story, it is embedded with historical facts, genealogies and events that were very real in the 1920’s. “The true historical research itself seemed unbelievable to me,” Prescott explained. “I felt that no one could make up anything more intriguing.”
Scheduled for release in winter 2013, The Ivy League Chronicles: 9 Squares (ISBN:978-1-58985-254-9, $14.95 softbound; 978-1-58985-255-6, eBook) will be available in traditional print as well as through electronic media, with distribution through Midpoint Trade Books, Ingram, Baker & Taylor and eStarPublish.com. For more information, please visit www.IvyLeagueChronicles.com.
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NOW, WELCOME E.K…..
Why did you choose New Haven, CT as the setting for your book?
E.K.: Actually, my husband and I put a map of the US in front of me, and I closed my eyes, lifted my arm high, and put a finger down at New Haven, CT. Then I started researching the place. The history was so intriguing; I couldn’t make it up any better. So that is where I started: a map and historical research.
How long did it take you to research the historical information for the book?
E.K.: That is hard to say, because I was teaching full-time while I researched the book. And the research is continual even after you have the outline and start writing. I am always digging further. So as a rule of thumb, I would say I researched for a year, and built the plot outline and characters around the research.
What surprised you the most during your research?
E.K.: The unbelievable truths I found as I delved into the 1920s in the US and England. I found so many connections that we hadn’t been taught in any history courses … it was eye-opening.
Who do you think would most enjoy reading this book?
E.K.: Anyone who loves history, fiction, mysteries, and series books.
How many books will be in the series? When will the next book in the series be available?
E.K.: At this point, there are six books planned in The Ivy League Chronicles series. But if my fans want more, there is always a possibility.
In 9 Squares, Maize has a reading done by a psychic. Have you ever had a reading and were you pleased with the experience?
E.K.: In the 1920s, metaphysics was very popular – especially among the elite. Anybody that was anybody had a psychic at their events, even at baby showers. Since this series is historical fiction, it was only fitting to add this to the plot. In fact, during my book signings I am dressed in 1920s style clothing and have a psychic with me to help the history come alive! Anyone who buys a book receives a free five-minute reading.
Thank you E.K. for spending time with us and our readers today! What a fascinating story!
THE IVY LEAGUE CHRONICLES
by E.K. Prescott, Ph.D.
P.O Box 6698Chandler, AZ85246-6698
(480) 940-8182 / Toll-free: (866) 471-0777
PRICE: $14.95 US/ $15.95 CAN
SIZE: 6 x 9
PUB. DATE: Winter 2013
DISTRIBUTORS: Midpoint Trade Books, Ingram, Baker & Taylor and eStarPublish.com
WHAT IS THIS BOOK ABOUT?
The year is 1923, and Richard Wikki, a former detective from Scotland Yard and now a professor at the prestigious Yale University in New Haven, CT, misses his days of crime solving. Maize Judson has enrolled at Yale with hopes of becoming an investigative journalist. When Maize and her friend find a skeleton buried in the sand at the beach with a mysterious amulet wrapped around its fingers, she and Richard set out to solve a murder. But Richard soon finds himself following well-planted illusionary clues, and as he continues to investigate, a series of events shake the depths of his philosophical, religious and spiritual beliefs, as well as his perspective on life…forever.
WHAT MAKES THIS BOOK UNIQUE?
Although a fictional mystery, The Ivy League Chronicles: 9 Squares by E.K. Prescott, Ph.D., is filled with historical facts and events that were very real in New Haven, CT in the 1920’s. The book explores the truths about the ruling class of the United States and gives the reader a sense that there is a lot more to the world than what is actually seen. Prescott brilliantly weaves together the threads of New World Order, metaphysics, witchcraft, conspiracy, and good and evil into this first installment of the Ivy League Chronicles series.
by E.K. Prescott, Ph.D.
Published by Five Star Publications, Inc.
P.O. Box 6698, Chandler AZ85246-6698
A former detective from Scotland Yard, Richard Wikki is now a professor at Yale University and misses his days of crime solving. Maize Judson hopes to become an investigative journalist. When Maize and her friend find a skeleton buried in the sand at the beach with a mysterious amulet wrapped around its fingers, she and Richard set out to solve a murder. But Richard soon finds himself following well-planted illusionary clues, and as he continues to investigate, a series of events shake the depths of his philosophical, religious and spiritual beliefs, as well as his perspective on life…forever.
E.K. Prescott, Ph.D., has been an educator for almost 30 years, and has taught at the college level for the past 15 years. She spent many years as a high school English teacher, middle school principal, and national educational consultant. Among her many accomplishments, she has been awarded research grants, named director of a research institute, and her work was published by the S-STEP group of the American Educators Research Association. She was also asked to present her research in London, England at a S-Step conference.
Prescott earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of Missouri and her master’s degree at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, WI. She earned her doctorate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she was awarded a three-year, full-time Fellowship.
She is currently an online Associate Faculty member, mentor and residency instructor for the University of Phoenix-School of Advanced Studies, as well as a part-time professor for other online doctoral programs.
E.K. Prescott lives in a log cabin nestled in the mountains of northern Arizona with her husband, four horses, and two black labs.
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