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Camel Press Announces Reading/Signing at Elliott Bay Book Company of Blood, by Jack Remick
March 6, 2011, 2 pm: Elliott Bay Book Co on Seattle’s Capitol Hill will sponsor a reading for the novel, Blood (Camel Press), by Jack Remick. Blood is the story of a man who seeks redemption for a life steeped in violence., 1/20/2011 - Seattle, WA.— On Sunday, March 6, 2011, at 2 p.m., Elliott Bay Book Company on Seattle’s Capitol Hill will sponsor a reading/signing for the novel, Blood (Camel Press, 286 pp, $17.95, ISBN: 978-1-60381-804-9), by Jack Remick. Blood tells the tale of a man who seeks redemption for a life steeped in violence.

Elliott Bay Book Company is located at 1521 10th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122.

In his column, “Gunn Shots,” Wayne Gunn of writes: “For an author to choose as his explicit models Camus’s L’Etranger, Genet’s Notre Dame des Fleurs, and Sade’s Les 120 Journées de Sodom (all of which he has obviously read in French) and to earn the right to be mentioned in their company is quite a goal to strive for: one that only time will verify but that perhaps Jack Remick has indeed achieved.”

Author Priscilla Long calls Jack Remick “the Jean Genet of the 21st century.”

Stewart Stern, screenwriter of The Ugly American and Rebel without a Cause, says, “I am still tortured with awe because I can’t shake the love story in that gruesome cell ..."

Ex-mercenary Hank Mitchell gets five years hard time for stealing a tubful of women’s underwear. In prison, Mitch finds the peace he needs to write his own story—a saga of family deception, sexual obsession, and contract killing. Now his time is up and his family wants him back in the killing game …

About the novel, Remick explains, “I inadvertently gathered information for the CIA while in Peru but I have no connections to any clandestine, paramilitary, or espionage units of any kind. I wrote Blood to help a close friend come to grips with his bisexuality. But no characters or situations in Blood are based on any actual people or events. The prison in this novel is a fabrication, although one of my close friends spent two years in a Venezuelan prison for political reasons, and his stories lit up my imagination to the extent that I felt comfortable fictionalizing his experiences. The family situation in Blood is a complete fiction, although every character has an analog.”

Jack Remick co-authored The Weekend Novelist Writes a Mystery, with Robert J. Ray. He has a collection of short fiction, Terminal Weird (Black Heron Press), a novel, The Stolen House (Pig Iron Press) as well as work in The Seattle Five Plus One, an anthology (Pig Iron Press). Deeply engaged in the Seattle writing community, Remick teaches, blogs, and participates in writing sessions at Louisa’s Café where he mentors local writers. Jack’s stories and poems have appeared in national magazines such as Carolina Quarterly, Portland Review, Big Hammer, Café Noir Review, and Northwind. Remick has lived and worked extensively in Latin America. Check out his website at

Blood is available in Kindle ($5.95) and print editions on,,, and Amazon Japan. Bookstores and libraries can order by contacting or through Ingram or Baker & Taylor. Other electronic versions can be purchased on Smashwords or at any of the major online ebook stores.

ABOUT Camel Press—Based in Seattle Washington, Camel Press is a new imprint owned by Coffeetown Press. Camel Press publishes genre fiction: romance, mystery/suspense, science fiction, horror … or any combination thereof. We publish the books that grab you and hold you in their grip long into the night.

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