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Roswell Authors Continue Crime Fiction Series

Donald Reichardt and Joyce Oscar will publish "The Blue Wall" in April.

Roswell residents Donald Reichardt and Joyce Oscar, co-authors of "The Blue Wall."
Roswell residents Donald Reichardt and Joyce Oscar, co-authors of "The Blue Wall."
Thanks to Roswell resident Joyce Oscar for the following announcement of the newest book she and co-author Donald Reichardt have penned in The Grace Gleason File series of crime fiction. 

They have signed with Sunstone Press of Santa Fe, N.M., to publish The Blue Wall in April.

Oscar, a former WSB-TV reporter, and Reichardt, a former BellSouth executive, released their first book, Justice On Hold, about two years ago through Unlimited Publishing. Since then, they have made numerous appearances at literary and arts festivals, bookstores, book clubs, libraries, universities and other venues.

The Blue Wall will be the second in their series, The Grace Gleason files, featuring a female television crime reporter determined to bring criminals to justice. Both books were inspired by true events.

After holding news positions at CNN and at television outlets in Augusta and Chattanooga, Oscar joined WSB-TV and reported there for more than 20 years. She received several regional Emmy nominations.

Reichardt taught English and wrote for newspapers before launching a career in corporate public relations and advertising. He was executive director of advertising and Olympic Programs for the BellSouth Corporation.

"Our second novel is set in Atlanta," Oscar said, adding the first was set in Dallas, Texas. "In The Blue Wall, our main character, Grace Gleason, collaborates with a novice TV reporter and a veteran radio newsman to seek the real story behind a string of crimes that leave a trail of chaos. Pursuing the truth thrusts her into the murky world of suburban drug wars, a treacherous Mexican cartel and corruption in her city. When she gets too close to the answers, things get very interesting."

Reichardt said plans are being made for a launch event in April. "We have met thousands of readers during our appearances with Justice on Hold, he said. "Many have provided their email addresses, and we will notify them when the new book is introduced. We will also post updates on our website, www.justiceonhold.com, and on the Grace Gleason Facebook page." He added the co-authors are gratified some of their readers have reviewed the first novel on various websites, such as Amazon.com.


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