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New Literary Eco-Thriller Fiction Series
Nocturne, Opus 1: Sea Foam, Book 1 in the Kate and Jake Connors International Thriller Series
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Nocturne, Opus 1: Sea Foam
Nocturne, Opus 1: Sea Foam is a fact-based, medical eco-thriller that examines the impact climate change will have on infectious organisms in our eco-system and throughout the world. Dr. Norene Moskalski writes that imperative into a high stakes medical eco-thriller where scientists struggle to strike a balance between their careers and personal lives while maintaining the balance of nature.
Moskalski’s beautifully written, ground-breaking novel opens the era of evidence-based literary thrillers: compelling scientific research fused with unforgettable characters, real world problems, heroic efforts, and unrelenting suspense.
In Nocturne, Opus 1: Sea Foam, the first novel in the Kate and Jake Connors Series, Moskalski masterfully blends the melody of a Chopin nocturne with the beauty of nature, “a saltwater pond drenched in sunrise,” and harmonizes with the harsh reality of human nature, as tourists fight to flee a pandemic zone, “their faces scraping across the hot tarmac.” In every scene, her readers are in the middle of the action, just inches away from each of the characters who suddenly seem as real as the neighbors next door.
“Nocturne is a story about justice,” Moskalski says, “and our personal struggle to recognize injustice and correct it.” Drs. Kate and Jake Connors are university researchers in Delaware who also serve as covert agents for a privately funded group of scientists dedicated to preserving the environment. Walking the thin line between activists and extremists, Kate and Jake must find a rogue scientist who released a genetically modified version of Bacillus nocturne into the coastal waterways, and then prevent nocturne from spreading into the world’s aquifers. For Kate and Jake, life’s become a balancing act with one sea saw scene after another.
Moskalski welcomes invitations to speak at book clubs, conferences, schools, universities, and non-profit fundraisers.
Divinity Press is a small regional publisher focusing attention on the writers and poets of the DelMarVa Peninsula and the Mid-Atlantic Coastal Region.
Dr. Norene Moskalski enjoys walking the beaches of the Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, collecting sea glass, minerals, unusual shells, and artifacts from colonial shipwrecks. A naturalist and environmentalist by nature, and a medical diagnostician by avocation, she has a Ph.D. in University Administration from Penn State University, a Master’s Degree in English from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Slippery Rock University.
Norene writes about the intrigue and peril of university life. She strives for authenticity in her writing by visiting and researching all of the international places and university settings that she describes in her novels. Each novel presents a variation on a theme, using musical innuendos to move the action forward. Her plots revolve around the unexpected: what if the most beautiful things in the world turned out to be the most dangerous?
Norene has presented her peer-reviewed, published research on faculty work at international business and engineering conferences. She has served as an administrator, professor, researcher, grant writer, and mentor at research universities for over fifteen years. She is a member of various writing and environmental groups including The Eastern Shore Writers Association, The Nature Conservancy, The Sierra Club, The Chesapeake Bay Foundation, The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, and The National Wildlife Federation.