TheEbookSale Publishing Published Rocket Man by William Elliott Hazelgrove

Chicago, IL (PressExposure) February 04, 2009 -- TheEbookSale Publishing Announces a 'Free Download Day' for Rocket Man, the Fourth Novel from Award Winning American Author William Elliott Hazelgrove.

TheEbookSale Publishing, Inc. has published Rocket Man by William Elliott Hazelgrove, which is the author's most recent book to date. The multi-format eBook in the Fiction category is available worldwide on ebook retailer websites such as, and for a suggested retail price of $9.95. The webpage at [] was launched simultaneously with the book's publication. To mark the occasion, the Author has agreed to make the book available FREE for 1 day. The 'Free Download Day' will take place at the above address on Wednesday, February 4th.

About the Book (Excerpts & Info)

HAIR of the dog. The vodka is fighting the tomato juice, but it does the trick, and I mitigate the vagaries of selling popcorn at the Kane County Fair with ten screaming Cub Scouts, Bloody Mary firmly in hand, shades firmly affixed. The margaritas from the night before are a headache I'd rather be doing without, but osmosis and a little old-fashioned self medicating has gotten me to the point where I can drive Cub Scouts and be the charming father of two, husband of one. But I have to make a decision.

We are constantly presented with rules that we can either choose to follow or break. Does one go through the unmanned toll? Does one pay for the case of water in the bottom of the shopping cart that no one sees? They are small, middle class rules, but rules all the same. My choice is simple. Do I take the time to hang a big looping U-turn and return to the highway for the Dairy Queen I missed … or do I cut into the McDonald's parking lot and plow across an excavated field of old pipes and earth movers, past the surveyor posts flapping like markers of the road not taken?

These are the choices of our lives now. The big choices are mostly behind us by middle age, and we are reduced to schoolboys trying to whisper when the teacher's back is turned.

What the hell. (Chapter 1, page 11)

This is a Adult Fiction story that centres around Dale Hammer and his attempts to find his part of the American Dream. In a story of hilarious consequences, we find Dale in one week accused of cutting down the sign to his subdivision, plagued with a father who has come to live over his garage, and on the hook for being Rocket Man for his son's Scout Troop. While the price of the American Dream has become nothing short of being rich and famous, Dale heads for the catastrophe of Rocket Day with one mission--to give his son a sense of independence, and in the process, find himself.

William Elliott Hazelgrove's ROCKET MAN is a brilliant piece of writing, a work that meticulously dissects contemporary life in America with such a keen eye that the author is able to catch at least passing glances at us all. Hazelgrove is a facile, witty, enormously gifted wordsmith, a writer able to find the extraordinary in even the most mundane. This novel of life in the suburbs rings true on every page and takes no prisoners. A truly great read.

Deftly constructed at 390 pages, Rocket Man is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the Fiction category. With Global wholesale distribution through all the major bookstores, and pervasive online availability through, and elsewhere, Rocket Man meets consumer demand with a suggested retail price of $9.95, respectively.

ISBN: 9781906806590 Format: multi-format eBook SRP: $9.95

For more information or to contact the author, visit Remember, on Wednesday, February 4th only, Rocket Man will be available Free of charge to download in the eBook format of your choice. All the Author asks in return is to come back to our store, or go to the Rocket Man page at or, and post a book review.

About the Author Author, William Elliott Hazelgrove is an award-winning author of fiction... having just been awarded ‘Book for the Year, 2008’ by, and also Winner of the American Library Association 'Editors Choice Award' for Rocket Man. He was born in Richmond, Virginia. William is the author of three previous novels, Ripples, Tobacco Sticks, and Mica Highways. He is the writer in residence for the Ernest Hemingway Foundation and writes in the attic of the Hemingway birthplace. His novels have been chosen as Book of the Month Selections, included in anthologies of the Best Novels of the Nineties, translated into many languages, and optioned for movies. He has taught college, sold real estate, brokered mortgages, worked construction, waitered, cooked, cleaned. He lives west of Chicago with his wife and three children.

About TheEbookSale Publishing, Inc. TheEbookSale Publishing offers ebook publishing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their titles while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available globally at and located in Limerick, Ireland, TheEbookSale Publishing, Inc. represents the future of ebook publishing, today.

TheEbookSale Publishing, Inc., Ballycummin Village, Raheen, Limerick, Ireland.

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