Dagda Publishing, in the United Kingdom, released my first novel, a postapocalyptic science fiction story entitled “The Dogs Don’t Bark In Brooklyn Any More,” on November 19th, 2013. The book is available at Amazon.com both in paperback and for Kindle.
I am tremendously grateful to Editor-in-Chief Reg Davey, and Editor Jamie Burnette, at Dagda Publishing. This is the opportunity of a lifetime for me, and Reg and Jamie really have shown Dagda’s commitment to supporting new and emerging writers. In addition, these two gentlemen brought great experience and professionalism to the editorial process, resulting in a final draft that is vastly superior to the rough draft I submitted.
The following is from Dagda’s official announcement:
[So, about that novel…
We’re very happy to announce that we will be publishing the debut novel by Eric Robert Nolan (who some of you may remember wrote the “Three Dreamers” poetry collection that we published on the site a few months back). Here is the synopsis of the novel, more details to be announced very soon. We shall be releasing it on November 19th. Read on.
“The Dogs Don’t Bark In Brooklyn Any More”
“There was a time, Rebecca’s father had told her, when wolves could not speak. She wished for that time.”
Rebecca O’Conner is the daughter of a hero, a veteran soldier of The Wolf War. Now, she herself is a Captain in the Special Animal Warfare Service (SAWS), fighting, as her father did, against the armies of super-intelligent wolves that have taken over most of the continental United States.
The Dogs Don’t Bark In Brooklyn Any More spans two periods of Rebecca’s life: the tumultuous Brooklyn childhood that shapes her future, preparing her for the soldier she must become, and her struggle to keep herself and her squad alive as she prepares to meet her destiny. Her empirical mind rebels against the chaotic dreams that haunt her, suggesting a greater path than she can yet comprehend as she seeks to find an end to the war.
The enemy is smart, strong and fearless; the odds are stacked against the human race. Is there hope for us in the war with the wolves? Will humanity prevail and reclaim its place as the dominant species on Earth? Or will the great demonic wolf that stalks Rebecca in her dreams close its jaws over the world and drive us to extinction?
Themes of loyalty and friendship run strongly throughout a compelling tale of hardship and struggle in a war unlike any other. However, even in a world where the enemy is of another species, The Dogs Don’t Bark In Brooklyn Any More shows how resentment, distrust, and man’s inhumanity to man can persist at a time when putting our differences aside is crucial to the survival of mankind. Above all, the men and women of SAWS and the United States Army strive to demonstrate the indomitable spirit of humanity, and re-establish our place at the top of the food chain.]