Books launched at literary event in Grecia

Penman House Publishing launched books from three expat novelists Saturday. The three are Aaron Aalborg, Michael Crump and K. Francis Ryan.

Some 60 guests including the media, other authors, creative writing experts and book lovers attended the launch in Grecia. Each of the authors gave brief presentations. All profits from book sales at the event will go to Oxfam and the Fundación Puriscaleña Pro Clìnica de Control del Dolor y Cuidados Paliativos.

Penman House Publishing offers a new concept in that it seeks to creatively interact with readers. Each writer agrees to put draft versions of chapters on and to take comments and suggestions from interested readers and writers.

Aaron Aalborg, is the author of two thrillers “They deserved It” and “Revolution.” He is a British resident of Costa Rica but writes for an international audience.

He explained that he challenges readers to think about moral and political issues in new ways. He entices readers to do this with dramatic action and unexpected twists.

Michael Crump, author of “Candyman’s War,” “The Oligarch” and his third sequel, “Twelve Days,” said that his interests stemmed from his curiosity about the campesino culture in which he lives. His published work is historical fiction set in the Guatemalan Civil War and its aftermath. A new fictional work, “El Peon,” is being revised to an unidentified setting in Central America.

K. Francis Ryan is the Amazon best selling author of “The Echoes Quartet,” an adult paranormal mystery series.

“Echoes Through the Mist” and “Echoes through the Vatican” were available at the book signing.

All Penman House Publishing’s books are available through Amazon in paperback and Kindle formats.

More books are planned for 2015. There is more about the books, projects, Penman House and its authors at

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