"Just finished reading Mal Foster's new novel 'Fly Back and Purify'; loved it. Looking forward to the next one." - Richard Storey
FLY BACK AND PURIFY ~ PRESS CUTS
Woking News & Mail - July 2017
Author's Second Novel Published
Published in July, Woking-based author Mal Foster's new novel Fly Back and Purify is a psychological/paranormal drama set in 1994. Since its release, the book has already reached No.1 in the Lulu.com general fiction chart and has attracted a number of five-star reviews at Amazon.co.uk and elsewhere.
Recovering from a severe psychological meltdown, young local journalist Jack Compton returns to his job at the (fictitious) Woking Tribuneafter a twelve-week period away.
In July 1994 he gets his big break. An ‘unusual incident’ occurs at Brookwood railway station in leafy Surrey and he’s sent to investigate.
What happens next is a ‘Pandora’s Box’ of implosion that will either make or break him. An event so strange that even those around him cannot explain or comprehend. But with Jack... is it all just a state of mind?'
Fly Back and Purify by Mal Foster, whose debutThe Asylum Soul accumulated numerous five star reviews on Amazon and at Goodreads, is now available from lulu.com and amazon.co.uk in both paperback and Kindle formats or can be ordered from all good shops.
Mal told the News & Mail,“Following the success of my previous novel,The Asylum Soul, I was always a little apprehensive about releasing my second title. I’ve often used writing for therapeutic reasons mainly to escape from life’s sometimes harsh realities. I needn’t have worried though; early feedback has been very kind and I’m pleased that readers are connecting with the characters in the book. To gain a No.1 chart placing is obviously a very pleasant surprise, and I am extremely grateful to everyone who has bought the book so far.”
(Reproduced Courtesy Woking News & Mail)
Writing Magazine -October 2017
"I believe there is a valuable therapeutic benefit to be gained from writing and this is something that I have always used as a way of coping with life’s often unpredictable challenges," says author Mal Foster.
"Whilst writing my second novel,Fly Back and Purify,I experienced one of the most beautiful periods of my life, quickly followed by perhaps my darkest ever spell. Seeing the light of day is something we all take for granted so it’s quite ironic and unnerving that I have inadvertently chosen the backdrop of mental health for both of my novels so far.
My first novel The Asylum Soul is set in 1929 and tells the story of a young man who was incarcerated because he had a simple speech defect which these days would be easily treated through elocution therapy. Fly Back and Purify is set some years later in 1994 and tells the tale of young local journalist Jack Compton.
Jack is now back at work at the ‘fictitious’Woking Tribunefollowing a psychological meltdown brought on by his marriage split from the wayward Kazkia. He’s then seduced by the newspaper’s editor Nancy Salem who is described as a scruffy, man-eating, chain-smoking eccentric.
Eventually Jack gets his big break after an unusual incident occurs at a local railway station and he’s sent to investigate. What happens next is a ‘Pandora’s Box’ of implosion that will either make or break him. An event so strange that even those around him cannot explain or comprehend. But with Jack... is it all just a state of mind?
Some of the key characters in the new book are the descendants of those in The Asylum Soul which connects the two titles."
Fly Back and Purify 'came outin July 2017 in both paperback and e-book formats and is available from Amazon.co.uk or Lulu.com
(Reproduced - Courtesy : Writing Magazine)
RADIO WOKING - WE LOVE WOKING SHOW
Mal talking about Fly Back and Purifyand his new writing on Radio Woking with Zahir Ahmed and Jackie Witney -LISTEN