New from Down & Out Books: MAKING HEARTS by Jack Getze

TAMPA, Fla. - Dec. 7, 2020 - PRLog -- Down & Out Books is pleased to announce that MAKING HEARTS by Jack Getze has been published on December 7, 2020 in trade paperback and ebook formats.


Interrupting the Soria family's Christmas Eve feast, childish teenager Emily requires the hospital emergency room for an apparent attack of appendicitis. But a blunt nurse explains the truth: Emily is giving birth. The seventeen-year-old has tricked her mind and body into believing she isn't pregnant, when—in a rare but not unheard of occurrence—the baby is full term and already being born.

A life-affirming, feel-good story of love, family and the special way Christmas can inspire, Making Hearts introduces a character readers will strongly care about and root for. Noelle wins the hearts of all with her loving enthusiasm for life, her wit, and by personally defeating the villain's lowdown scheme in an astonishing climax readers will never forget.

Advance praise for MAKING HEARTS …

"Wow! I've never read a book like this! Totally engrossing, Making Hearts is an absolute tour de force. Jack Getze has done himself proud with this work. I've never read a story with an infant as the protagonist and more—an infant who acts proactively against formidable opponents with overpowering advantages and wins out. This is a book of supreme imagination, originality and most of all—heart. I am in complete awe of Getze's talent displayed supremely in this work. This is the book the cliché—you gotta read this!—was invented for." —Les Edgerton, author of The Genuine, Imitation, Plastic Kidnapping; Bomb; The Bitch and many others

Meet the author …

Jack Getze is the author of the award-winning, darkly comic Austin Carr Mystery Series, plus a stand-alone thriller, all from Down & Out Books. A retired former newsman, public relations consultant, and telephone-based, municipal bond salesman, Getze understands communications and works hard to make reading easy. The most recent of his Austin Carr novels, Big Shoes, won Deadly Ink's Best Mystery Novel of 2015.

In its eleventh year as an independent publisher of award-winning literary and crime fiction, Down & Out Books ( is based in Tampa, Florida. For more information about the book, to request a review copy of the book, or to inquire about an interview with the author, contact

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