Love the EVERGLADES? Fracking is invading them.

Posted by jsmolders - September 4th, 2017

Read the story of Galinda! “Cloning Galinda,”  my latest novel, is a thriller set in the fracking fields. Live with the population of a small town that suffers under the tyranny and shenanigans of oil giants.. This is realty-based fiction.

Blueink, a respected review of fiction says,

“…with fracking as its nucleus, Cloning Galinda adroitly juggles corporate espionage, family, betrayal, romance and the greed that enlivens many a suspense story.

Author Jan Smolders expertly details the fracking process, and characters’ physicalcover for Facebook.2014-finalist-sticker-200descriptions are often terrific (“his white, long-sleeved, expertly-ironed shirt wore its starch proudly…”).

Although the word “cloning” suggests science fiction, Cloning Galinda is an eco-thriller with nods to the environmental concerns of hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”). Professionally written, well-paced and topically relevant, this book offers an entertaining reading experience.

College-educated and bilingual divorcée Mary Jenkins has moved back to her hometown of Noredge, Ohio, to raise her two boys and teach school. While she’s deeply in love with her 18-month, live-in boyfriend, Joe, his dangerous job hauling the local oil company’s “dirty water” to special injection wells causes her concern. And it’s that same oil company that chooses Noredge for their next fracking site.

Dismissive of Mary’s warnings about how fracking can precipitate methane gas leaks, poisoned water and/or earthquakes, the town’s residents are easily lured by the oil company’s promise of big dollars for land-leasing contracts. And so the raping of Noredge begins.”

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Jan Smolders, author of Viral Games, The Convenient Fund and The Bridge of Whispers carries Belgian and USA passports, has lived in Belgium, Japan and Singapore, and resides in Florida. Read More...