Wanaque woman publishes Sci-Fi novel

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:45

    WANAQUE-Deadly doings at a Garden State biotechnology firm is the topic of local Author Eileen F. Watkins third novel. When a former employee of her husband's biotech firm, Genesis, dies of a drug overdose on her front lawn, Allison Constantine is horrified. In the days to come, she suspects she is being followed, and fears someone might try to kidnap her or her two small children. But who? A rival firm, hoping to extort technical secrets from her husband, David? A protest group that has accused Genesis of reckless experiments? Or a former Genesis president who supposedly killed himself two years earlier? Probing the company's activities, Allie discovers a pattern of mysterious deaths by electrocution. She fears the greatest threat to her family may be Genesis itself, if she dares to interfere with his terrifying secret plans for its executives, for society and even for Allie's own children. Black Flowers is published by Amber Quill Press (www.amberquill.com), and is available as both an e-book and a trade paperback. Watkins' first book Dance With the Dragon, also from Amber Quill, received an EPPIE Award from the national organization EPIC (Electronically Published Internet Connection). Her second book from Amber Quill, Ride a Dancing Horse (as "Eileen Watkins"), came out in May 2004. F. Paul Wilson, best-selling author of The Keep and The Select, has said "E.F. Watkins is a writer to watch!" In 1994, Watkins took first prize in a national contest sponsored by the Garden State Horror Writers, with an excerpt from her unpublished novel Paragon. In 2000, she won second prize in the Philadelphia Writer's Conference contest with an excerpt from Black Flowers. Watkins a founding member of, and publicity officer for, the Garden State Horror Writers. She is also a member of Sisters in Crime-Central Jersey and The Writers' Workshop, Englewood. For more information, visit