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PRESS RELEASE:

A NEW FAITH-BASED NOVEL “IN HEAVEN FOR AWHILE,”
FROM FIRST TIME NOVELIST LARRY VANDERVEEN,
NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON AND KINDLE

 An adventure story set in Heaven

 Author Larry Vanderveen Available for Interviews

 Los Angeles, CA –  July 10, 2019 – Having recently celebrated his 85th birthday, first-time novelist and California native Larry Vanderveen announced today that he has just published his first book entitled In Heaven for Awhile, a thought-provoking, inspiring and uplifting story complete with elements of science fiction, a touch of believable fantasy and exciting possibility. The new novel is now available on Amazon in paperback form for $9.99 and on Kindle reader for $3.99.

“The true-life stories from today, such as Heaven Is For Real, have inspired me to write In Heaven for Awhile, my first novel. The book reflects my faith, my beliefs and ultimately my vision of what heaven is,” commented Vanderveen.  “I hope it will encourage you to think about what Heaven is to you.”

In Heaven for Awhile follows Jim Bentley, a high school astronomy teacher in Los Angeles. He lives alone and lonely. Then one day all that changes. He finds that he is needed. There are people in his life who have worse problems than his, and they can’t solve them. It turns out that the best place to help them from is Heaven; a place he doesn’t believe exists until he finds himself right in the middle of it.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Larry Vanderveen is the author of the one-man play, Meeting F. Scott Fitzgerald. The New York Times said of the play, “This rich and textured exploration of Fitzgerald’s eventful life allows literature fans the unique opportunity to look into the mind of the man responsible for some of the greatest literature of the 20th Century.”  He is currently at work on his next novel which follows the adventures of an American army intelligence officer in Germany just a few years after World War II.  He lives in Los Angeles with his wife of 56 years, Sheila, and spends his free time with his three grown daughters and their families.

PRESS CONTACT: (books, photos or an interview with Larry Vanderveen)

Sheila Morris
MORRIS MARKETING
(818) 487-9300

sheila@morrispr.com

ABOUT THE BOOK
In Heaven for Awhile

By Larry Vanderveen
Print Length: 214 pages
ISBN: 1797832301
Publication Date: June 30, 2019, Paperback
Price: $9.99 Amazon, $3.99 Kindle

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A readers reaction to In Heaven for Awhile from national award winning Broadcaster Chuck Southcott:

No matter what one’s thoughts of Heaven might be, including those people of strong faith, no faith, agnostic or atheist, a common and very human denominator remains – the universal question of the afterlife.  Is there such a thing as heaven, and if so, what exactly is it?  A paradise?  A lovely way  to spend eternity?  A place to meet loving family members and long-lost friends?

Larry Vanderveen, in his book “In Heaven For a While” has presented, in a fascinating story, a unique and exciting possibility.  Complete with elements of science fiction and a touch of believable fantasy, we are treated to a vision of another dimension.  “In Heaven For a While” offers a thought-provoking read, complete with very human back stories well worth consideration.

So…what about that other world we call Heaven? What is it like? What can we expect?

Well… welcome to the website introducing the novel , In Heaven for Awhile. The book is a work of fiction of course, but its a look at what my Heaven would be if I could design it!

Here’s a quick summary of the story :

Jim Bentley is a high school astronomy teacher in Los Angeles. He lives alone and lonely. Then one day all that changes. He finds that he is needed. There are people in his life who have worse problems than his, and they can’t solve them. It turns out that the best place to help them from is Heaven, a place he doesn’t believe exists, until he finds he’s right in the middle of it.

To read the first chapter go to the menu bar at the top to the page.

Te entire novel is now available in both Kindle reader and paperback.

Here’s the link: In Heaven for Awhile

Whether or not you buy the book please send me your view of Heaven, even if you don’t think it exists.

In the meantime, thanks for visiting us!

Larry

 

 

 

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