Backspace by Steve Baldwin
The wanton murder of a deaf pregnant farm girl is all but forgotten for 60 years until doctoral student Keith Flynn, also deaf, discovers the story and decides to look into it. Being mindful of his backspace becomes a matter of life and death as he visits the town where the murder occurred. The investigation becomes a fast-moving journey fraught with unexpected episodes of danger and death.
Being targeted in a town full of gossipmongers and strangers, while being irritated by a well-meaning local interpreter, leads Keith to adventurous twists and turns that challenge his survival instincts. The moment of truth, love, and justice for Keith means trusting the world from his daily blind spots. Would you take such a risk while checking your backspace?
E-book: $3.99 (Click here to buy) – Hardcover and paperback also available.
About the Author
Steve C. Baldwin, Ph.D., is a retired educator whose career took him to five states and culminated in 17 years at the Texas School for the Deaf. An award-winning writer, Steve authored Pictures in the Air: The Story of the National Theatre of the Deaf, wrote three documentaries, 20 produced plays, and numerous articles. A community advocate, he makes his home in Austin, Texas, with his wife Rosie Serna, and their hearing cat Zorro.
Quotes from Amazon.com
“Compared to previous deaf fiction writers’ attempts to publish their work, Baldwin has done a masterful job of setting the right examples to follow for aspiring deaf writers….” By TAJ – retired deaf educator
“…. Without reservation, I recommend this e-novella highly and would relish to see this become a movie in the Stanley Gardner tradition with all of its pivots and twists. An excellent read!” By JB – Level 5 Interpreter
“…. A must read for CODAs, Sign Language and Foreign Language Interpreters, and Professionals in Deaf Studies. What a wonderful way to better understand and attest to the gravity of the phenomenon we can now confidently refer to as ‘Backspace’ that is so much a part of our shared ‘Deaf’ experience.” By MS – CODA/Interpreter