For Immediate Release
WriteLife Announces The Messiah of Howard Street,
a Book of Growing Up, Standing Up and Taking Chances
(December 15, 2009; Omaha, NE) – WriteLife, LLC, a unique and collaborative publishing company for fiction and non-fiction authors, announces The Messiah of Howard Street, the most recent publication from Jennifer Castello. This book is available at www.writelife.com, Homer’s in downtown Omaha and in Orchard Plaza, TOPS Boutique the Omaha Convention and Visitors Bureau and major online retailers such as Books-A-Million, Barnes & Noble and Amazon.
Castello began her love for writing when she was just four years old. Growing up in Omaha, she wanted to write stories about her origin and roots and had a strong desire to write about this place she calls home.
The Messiah of Howard Street is a collection of short stories about growing up in Omaha. “All of the stories intertwine into a sort of bittersweet mess about how these people’s lives are changing and whether they can keep up with the pace. Many of the characters have found themselves on the threshold of great change or monotony; Omaha also comes to life as it grows into a metropolis in this story of growing up, standing up and taking chances,” Castello said.
For a story about ‘Omahans,’ Castello has geared her book toward an audience for those seventeen to mid-thirty. “It’s all about the growing years, so anyone who feels like they’re stuck in that rut is going to enjoy this book a lot,” commented Castello.
“If a reader can connect with one of the characters in some way and find some sort of truth from that connection, then I’ve done my job. If they feel like Janie feels on the last page, then I’ll be happy,” she said.
On Monday, December 21, 2009, Castello will be holding a book signing event at the Pizza Shop Collective, 6056 Maple Street Omaha, Nebraska, from 7 to 9 pm. She will be reading excerpts and signing copies of her new book. This will be a night of celebration for Castello, and other local artists will be present, including Lash LaRue and Scott Severin. There is no charge for attending this event; however, donations are welcome to help the Pine Ridge Toy Drive.