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by Caro, January 2, 2015

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Who: Judy Strick

What: OBS is back with another amazing giveaway in which we’ll be choosing one lucky reader for the opportunity to win copy edition of KINGDOM COME, CA by Judy Strick!!. All you have to do is click on one of the options or on everyone of them for more possibilities to win!!

When: This giveaway will be running between January 2nd through January 12th. Giveaway ends at midnight eastern time.




In this compelling psychological thriller reminiscent of The Picture of Dorian Gray, reclusive artist Ruby Wellman retreats to rural Kingdom Come, California, a small town, 21st century Brigadoon. Ruby, who still suffers from the effects of a childhood tragedy, quietly focuses on her surrealist paintings and keeps locals at arm’s length. When six-year-old Finn McCord moves in next door with his contentious parents, Ruby is pulled into the boy’s disturbed and dysfunctional world. Finn talks only to animals and imaginary friends. Ruby, who communicates through her paintings which nobody sees, immediately identifies with the boy and sees parallels to her buried past. As the boy’s visions become more vivid and he further withdraws from the world, Ruby’s paintings and Finn’s dreams collide in an unexpected explosion that both heals and reveals old secrets and wounds.

In Kingdom Come, CA, author Judy Strick paints a compelling world of engaging characters placed in a rural setting, Readers will find a deeply satisfying work of literary fiction that leaves them questioning everything from their own responses and interactions to the very way they define reality. Ruby and Finn are joined by a cast of colorful supporting characters: from Ruby’s divorced and broken parents to the worldly and sophisticated Hannah and Mischa McCord. They are a curious addition to an eclectic collection of Kingdom Comers that includes an herbalist guru, a ruggedly handsome jack-of-all-trades part-time sheriff; a dead ‘40s cowboy movie star, a dog named Tonto, and the Wizard, Finn’s new best friend. Strick populates her novel with rich, engaging personalities, developing them fully to beautifully capture the complexities of the human condition. The world that she creates may delve into the mystical, but it is securely affixed to a reality that is made all the more familiar by the three-dimensional characters who inhabit it.

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About author JUDY STRICK:

Judy Strick is a native of Southern California. She holds an MFA from Otis Art Institute, and in a former lifetime was a fine artist and then a toy designer. She studied screenwriting at AFI and fiction writing at UCLA, and has spent the last 10 years honing her novelistic skills. Kingdom Come, CA is her debut novel. She lives in Los Angeles with her 2.5 dogs.

  • For more information about the author and her books visit her at her Official Website here.
  • Read our review for Kingdom Come, CA here at OBS.

To make this giveaway even more special, OBS is happy to announce that author Judy Strick for eight months will be releasing a free short story series giveaway  starting January 5!

Eight months of short stories

Hello to friends out there in the ether. Welcome to life in the 21st Century in Los Angeles, the place where everyone wants to live – or if not to live, to scorn. Welcome my story of the month club. Join me in tales of human angst, love, and folly. The characters range from an unhappily married rich couple to a 70-year-old stoner. You’ll meet an aspiring actress, a lesbian couple, a studio secretary who likes to party, and a woman who’s unhappy with her feet. Relationships are explored, as are life and times in the land of earthquakes and eternal sunshine.

Take a look. Come on in…

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