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Former National Park Warden Releases First Novel


George Mercer, a former Terra Nova National Park Warden, has just released Dyed In The Green, his first novel in a fictional series about national park wardens and their battles to protect our country’s special places. Mercer, who was born and raised in Gander, worked for eight years in Terra Nova and retired in 2012, after a thirty-five year career with Parks Canada.

Mercer attributes much of the inspiration for his writing to his experiences working throughout Canada and this is reflected in Dyed In The Green, with each book in the series set in a different national park as the stories follow the main characters from Cape Breton to Vancouver Island and back again, concluding on Newfoundland’s east coast. 

The first novel, set along the world-famous Cabot Trail in Cape Breton Highlands National Park, tells the story of the park wardens’ battles with a notorious poacher who has a reputation for letting nothing get in his way and the local communities who view poaching as part of their way of life. Battling egos, greed and a corruption, the park wardens are drawn into an intricate game of cat and mouse that takes a turn no one could have imagined.

A work of fiction that bridges the gap between mystery and suspense, Dyed In The Greenopens the door for a new genre of novel that provides a refreshing perspective on the efforts to protect our most iconic wild places and the species that live there. Subsequent books in the series will build on the notion that our country’s national parks are under threat from within as well as from outside forces, and these threats have to be met head on by our park’s protectors.

Dyed In The Green is now available as an ebook ($9.99) at both Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/Dyed-Green-George-Mercer-ebook/dp/B00ON8K2HG/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1414079364&sr=1-1&keywords=dyed+in+the+green

and Kobo Books

http://store.kobobooks.com/en-CA/ebook/dyed-in-the-green

The softcover version ($19.99) is also available at select independent bookstores across Canada.

 In Newfoundland, Dyed In The Green is currently available from Island Treasures in Corner Brook and Creative World in Clarenville.

The softcover version is also available from the author’s website at www.georgemercer.com.

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George Mercer

8704 Emard Terrace

North Saanich, BC

V8L 1K4

1-250-656-6413

writenature@shaw.ca

www.georgemercer.com

 

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