Jerry Libstaff was the master of ceremonies during a an event at Blend Wine Shop. Libstaff’s fourth novel will be available in January. Photo by Ed Johnson, KP News

Jerry Libstaff has released his second and third fiction novels, “Farther to Fall” and “Point of No Return,” with a book-signing held at Morso Wine Bar in December. 

He describes his book concepts this way: “What would you do if you were nearly killed during a political assassination and awoke sequestered in a military hospital to find the nation and the world believed you to be the Second Coming?

“‘In Farther to Fall’, a man thrust into a position he wants no part of, has to face those who praise him as well as those who would destroy him. All the while, the government acts in the background to exploit his status and quietly direct his philosophies,” Libstaff said.

He said “Point of No Return” is an epic, moving tale of a young man’s life, loves and loss in the latter half of the 1800’s.

“While crossing the country in a wagon train, the boy’s family rescues an Indian child from a massacre, leading to their own destruction. Follow the boy, the child and three women as they move east to fall into new lives within a powerful dynasty. The story explores behaviors fashioned of wealth and politics, affected by the impact of the Civil War and the continuing devastation of an entire race of people,” he said.

Libstaff has written for newspapers, magazines and business journals up and down the West Coast. He is owner of Key Literary Concepts, a literary production company and he leads Watermark Writers workshops, a nonprofit group dedicated to support of literary arts.

Libstaff and his wife, Pamela, produce an annual house concert series called Words and Music from their home in Vaughn. Libstaff also presents an annual Young Writers’Program to encourage youth to write poetry, fiction, nonfiction and music.

His fourth novel, “Any Means Will Justify The Corporate End,” will be available in January.

For information, call (253) 530-3463.

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