Cinema Retro's Raymond
Benson’s new stand-alone novel, THE SECRETS ON CHICORY LANE, will be published
October 10, 2017, by Skyhorse Publishing, but it is trickling into stores now.
The book is also listed on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Links to retailers can
be found here.
Raymond has signing
events scheduled for October 4 and
October 8 in the Chicago area, and signed books can be pre-ordered from these
outlets as well prior to the appearance date:
From the New York Times
bestselling author comes a new novel of suspense involving a small town
neighborhood street where first love, a child abduction, and abuse collide.
Sixty-one-year-old Shelby Truman, a best-selling
romance novelist, receives a request to visit her childhood friend, Eddie, who
is on Death Row. Though mentally ill, Eddie is scheduled to be executed for
As Shelby travels home to Texas for the unnerving
reunion, she steps into the memories of her past, recalling her stormy
five-decade-long relationship with Eddie in order to understand what led the
beautiful and talented—but troubled—boy who lived across the street to become a
Shelby fears that her flashbacks, whether they
occurred in the nearby public park, in their respective houses, or in their
“secret hiding place” where they could escape Eddie’s abusive father, might be
shocking . Most significant was the tragedy of one summer that set in motion a
lifelong struggle against an Evil—with a capital “E”—that corrupted their
With only a few days left for Eddie to live, Shelby
braces herself for a reunion that promises to shed light on the traumatic
events that transpired on her street, changing everything Shelby thought she
knew about the boy on Chicory Lane.
Cinema Retro has received the following press release:
RELEASE YOUR INNER ARTIST WITH THE BIG DRAW AT BOND
·Participate in three James Bond themed art activities throughout October
at the London Film Museum as part of Living Lines: An Animated Big Draw Festival
·Founded in 2000, The Big Draw is an arts education charity that promotes
visual literacy and the universal language of drawing as a tool for learning,
expression and invention
·Celebrate the work of visionary James Bond Production Designer Sir Ken
Adam at the Bond in Motion exhibition, Covent Garden
28 September 2017, London. The Big Draw Festival is the world's biggest celebration of drawing,
organised by The Big Draw charity (formerly the Campaign for Drawing), and this
year Bond in Motion at the London Film Museum is offering visitors the chance
to release their inner artist with a variety of activities celebrating the
Living Lines theme.
Lines: An Animated Big Draw Festivalis open to a wide range of interpretations from animated,
theatrical, illusionary, technical or just plain messy. Visitors to Bond in Motion will find the inspiration to spark creativity from the original items on display from the 007 film series
including concept drawings, storyboards, scripts, model miniatures and full-size
cars, boats, and motorbikes.
Visitors can take part in three complimentary art activities
in October; design a 007 disguise, create a fantasy James Bond storyboard, and contribute
to a collage wall by drawing a scene from their favourite 007 adventure.
A selection of the finished designs will be posted
on the London Film Museum social media pages with Bond in Motion prizes awarded
for the best creations.
Many James Bond vehicles, costumes and
unforgettable movie scenes started life as a storyboard or concept drawing.
From Dr. No in 1962 through to Spectre in 2015, the James Bond
films have featured the work of incredibly talented designers and artists who have
imagined, drawn, painted and created some of the most fantastic and futuristic
ideas ever to feature on the big screen.
Throughout the exhibition, guests can admire and
take inspiration from the work of visionary James Bond Production Designer Sir
Ken Adam, one of the most significant production designers of the twentieth
“We are delighted to support The Big Draw
initiative,” said London Film Museum Founder and CEO, Jonathan Sands. “In October,
we are offering visitors to our permanent Bond in Motion exhibition in Covent
Garden the opportunity to take part in three James Bond themed art activities
which we hope guests of all ages will enjoy.”