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There's always another path to take...a new direction you can choose on your journey through your life. But if you don't ever choose, you can't ever know...
Hi, I'm J.P. Osterman, author of:
The Screaming Stone, Pete's Crossroad, Corporate Revenge, Cosmic Rift, and Dimension Mind...
The Screaming Stone, my historical fiction novel is now available for purchase in ebook format and in paperback through Infinity Publishing. This novel takes place in 1969, after the moon landing, and has a little twist of fantasy. The McCarten family first settled in the Three Oaks, Michigan area in the early 1800s. My great-grandfather, Thomas McCarten, emigrated from Ontario, Canada to help his brother, Daniel McCarten with his saw mill. They were processing lumber to build Chicago. Decades later, my Irish grandparents passed down Thomas and Daniel's legacy to me. They were all fantastic storytellers, and I've interwoven some of their Irish legends into The Screaming Stone. They've been gone from this world for decades, but their stories and voices are indelible in my heart and soul. I hope you'll enjoy meeting Grandpa and Grandma in, The Screaming Stone. If you look closely at the above video, way in the distance, my grandparents are waiting for me to join them at the dunes in Lakeside, Michigan!
People say that a good story that sells. I tried to deliver just that!
As I wrote the book, I asked: How do members of families reconnect after experiencing hardships or trauma?
The answer? Doing things together. There's nothing like beginning a new project to reconnect with someone, right?
That's one of the many themes in The Screaming Stone, set on a small midwestern farm in southern Michigan.
Marcie, Robbie and Frankie are three kids looking for something to do to...
And like my Grandma Anne used to tell me, "Joycie, you're a mischievous one," Marcie is too. As I used to get into a bit of trouble myself, so does Marcy, but oh does she also have fun!
Check out The Screaming Stone. That first few pages are gripping!
My career includes extensive writing. I graduated from the University of San Diego with a BA in English (emphasis Writing). I have a Master's in Education from Azusa Pacific University, and I taught high school English and writing for 8 years in Southern California. I also attended Texas State University, studying graduate psychology.
I won the prestigious Rupert Hughes Award at the Maui Writer’s Conference and wrote a one-act play entitled, The Man Next to Me.
I transformed the play into my novel: Pete's Crossroad.
For eight years, I taught English at public schools in the San Gabriel Valley near Los Angeles. I received three district honors for entering my student’s literary works in the Los Angeles County Fair competition. Teaching was so much fun!
Writing a book is the art of listening to oneself.