Occupy the fiscal cliff!
Pick up your free copy of Trading Dreams January 2-6 at Amazon, and come on over to Amnesty International’s event portal on Second Life to discuss it LIVE with bestselling Occupy author J.L. Morin, January 6th at 9am Pacific Time. (Downloads to read Kindle books on all platforms and PC’s below.)
January 6th Secondlife Location: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Four%20Bridges%20North/66/8/25
Stick around for 10am Occupy Live Music with Oblee, Secondlife Location: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Four%20Bridges%20Project/39/247/25
11am Amnesty International Poetry Hour – same location
12pm Amnesty Concert: Live Music: Shannon OHerlihy – same location
1pm The Change – The Occupy Rock Opera, Secondlife Location: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Benvolio/64/146/972
2pm Live Music: Jana Kyomoo
This native Detroiter, Harvard alum author’s turncoat story just got rave reviews:
“An ideal read for suspense lovers interested in the current financial
“No 1 in Amazon’s Political Fiction section…Ms Morin’s book is a fantastic read.”
― CNN iReport
“Trading Dreams is an enticing and humorous read, not to be overlooked.”
― Midwest Book Review
“…exposing enough greed, hypocrisy, and blatant illegality to make even the least informed reader deliciously angry.”
― Harvard Independent
“…vivid scenes at a kinky sex club on the outskirts of Greenwich Village with references to the bursting economic bubble and the federal government’s bank bailout.”
― Publishers Weekly
“Occupy’s 1st bestselling novel”
― Occupy Virtual Worlds
“Superb fiction with a side of harsh reality and a heaping of humor!”
― Raise The Fist
“A compelling mystery that is also a story of personal discovery – as well as an in-depth analysis of the Occupy Wall Street movement and the factors that have created our economic kerfuffle.”
― Frying Pan News
Finally! A humorous who-done-it that tosses corruption onto the horns of the Wall Street bull. Trading Dreams slams the forces that undermined our stolen economy in a Street tale that is funny and thrilling. Author J.L. Morin unveils the ironies of Wall Street greed to the baseline of the Occupy movement.
This suspenseful redemption story depicts the pitfalls of a new-hire at a bank during the biggest heist in history. When her villain CFO sets her up as a scapegoat, Jerry fights back, teetering spectacularly between life as an urban cyborg and as a revolutionary battling Wall Street corruption . . . as if she didn’t have enough to worry about running from a murderer.
For Jerry, New York in its heyday means hanging with the guys and finding only users. The economic crisis descends like a praying mantis devouring its mate at the moment of ecstasy. Not one to push clients into stocks the bank wants to dump, Jerry transforms herself and spreads the word through the human microphone. There’s little prospect of finding another job when Jerry blows the whistle.
Huffington Post blogger and adjunct faculty at Boston University, J. L. Morin, was nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 2011. She is the author of the award-winning novel SAZZAE (Gold medal winner of the 2010 eLit Book Award, 2010 winner of a Living Now Book Award), started as a creative thesis at Harvard, followed by the novels: TRAVELLING LIGHT, on sex slavery; and TRADING DREAMS, a humorous novel that unmasks hypocrisy in the banking industry. Her writing has appeared in THE HARVARD ADVOCATE, HARVARD YISEI, THE DETROIT NEWS, AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, CYPRUS WEEKLY, LIVONIA OBSERVER ECCENTRIC NEWSPAPERS, and THE HARVARD CRIMSON. J. L. Morin grew up in inner city Detroit, graduated from Harvard, and traded currency derivatives in New York while studying nights at New York University’s Stern School of Business (MBA ‘97) culminating in a job at the Federal Reserve Bank posted to the 103rd floor of the World Trade Center. In 2001, Morin took to the road, traveling to Australia as a diplomatic spouse, a way of life that fueled an interest in the origins of cultures. After 9/11, she worked as a TV newscaster.