05/11/2016 - 2:30 pm

Book Expo America – New Author Signing

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Welcome, one and all, to

Hell

The first book in the Goshena series

by Chuck Bright with Art by Maureen Burdock

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Praise for the Goshena

  • Chuck Bright gives new meaning to deadpan humor in the most surreal of not-so-life journeys. If you end up loving Goshena, which you will, make sure you don’t bring her home to mother.
     Tarek Shahin, author of Rise and the Al Kahn series Rise

  • Author Chuck Bright gives us an unforgettable character in Goshena, who you will be thinking about and giggling over long after you’re done reading. Maureen Burdock’s illustrations perfectly capture the world Bright has created, a world that like the book’s protagonist, you’ll be sad to leave when you reach the last page.
    Jennie Wood, author of Flutter A Boy Like Me

  • Goshena – Queen of the Big In-Betweena is a vivid foray into the brash, vibrant world of Goshena New Paris, a life-after-death self-appointed Queen Solomon of souls. With a singular voice and a thoroughly engaging point of view, Chuck has created a surreal universe where heaven, hell, and purgatory collide.
    Diana Ossana, screenwriter/producer, Brokeback Mountain

Goshena: Queen of the Big in-betweena wins gold for best book/author/publisher website.

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A new soul is up to bat. Let’s play ball!

Goshena

Queen of the big in-betweena

It is Goshena’s job to snatch newly deceased souls and throw them straight into Hell. She’s cunning. She’s crafty. And you won’t soon forget her once you meet her.

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A new soul is up to bat. Let’s play ball!

Mama Goshena is here now, and you won’t have any further need for that worthless little body of yours.

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Soul 24

The Recent Arrival

Soul #24 is a recent arrival in Goshena’s Big In-Betweena. His complete refusal to accept his death and move on is an irritating challenge for Goshena. He must ultimately decide his fate.

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Has everyone who has passed by me and spoken to me accepted and gone on? -Soul #24

Here it is, the chapter on the reluctant dead: “Think about getting up and out of the box and you shall be reborn and rise like a phoenix from its ashes.” Oh brother! that’s a good one! – Goshena

Do you know how long I have to wait here? – Soul #24

Has everyone who has passed by me and spoken to me accepted and gone on? -Soul #24

Do you know how long I have to wait here? – Soul #24

…remember the fog also transports and it puts on the most absolutely fagulous dance parties in all the ethers! – anonymous male speaker

The Fog

The Collective Voice

Mr. Fog, as he is sometimes addressed, is the powerful Greek chorus in the story. It is his responsibility to non-verbally comment on the behaviors of all of the characters.

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…remember the fog also transports and it puts on the most absolutely fagulous dance parties in all the ethers! – anonymous male speaker

There are others listening? -Soul #24

I’m going to skewer it and feed it to jingles! Jingles, want a treat?

There are others listening? -Soul #24

I’m going to skewer it and feed it to jingles! Jingles, want a treat?

Jingles

The Soul-Eating Pet Frog

Jingles is Goshena’s giant soul-eating pet frog. He accompanies her wherever she goes. Jingles is often fed souls unfortunate enough to fall into Goshena’s grasp.

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Jingle jangle jingle jangle jingle jangle

But how did I die? I don’t remember dying. You’re absolutely sure that I’m dead. Do you have any proof?

Jingle jangle jingle jangle jingle jangle

Yo, Goshena! Relax? Please?

Stanley

Goshena's Counterpart

Stanley is Goshena’s counterpart. It is his responsibility to guide souls away from her clutches and lead them to the Light. He is a gentle soul and the only person she trusts.

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Has everyone who has passed by me and spoken to me accepted and gone on? -Soul #24

Find out what happens to Soul #24 in

Goshena

Queen of the Big In-Betweena