In book one of the Gary and Stacy Winslow series, “Tears of the Silent Crow” you had the opportunity to meet this adventurous and fun loving couple and learned about their love of life and their ability to solve mysteries. Now in the second book, “The Compass Society” things have changed just a little. Stacy has been missing for six months. Not only has Gary not been able to find her, but he’s being blamed for her disappearance. His life is at an all time low. He’s lost everything, and now he’s considering the ultimate loss, taking his own life. He gives it one last try, however, and is recruited by an age old organization known as The Compass Society. The Society claims that there is no such thing as good fortune, luck or coincidence. Every person receives what they deserve according to a centuries old plan, and what they get is a result of the Society’s intervention. Gary has twenty-four hours to decide if he wants to join, and finds out some remarkable things during this decision period. Now he must decide if this organization will really be the salvation of mankind, or the cause of humanity’s ultimate demise, and at the same time, find the love of his life.
The Compass Society will have you asking yourself questions about life that you only thought you knew the answers to. Join the Winslows as they solve the mystery of, “The Compass Society”.
It's important to me to get my stories to the public in memory of my parents and now my mother-in-law. They loved my stories and I believe that you will too! Here's information about me: Drew has been writing all of his life, or at least from the time he knew what words and stories could do. In second grade he was writing audio plays and now, many...many years later, he's still writing. He's written the Tokorel sci-fi series, which has received numerous accolades, great reviews and awards, and numerous other books both fantastic and original. He loves sci-fi and fantasy but he also writes non-fiction as well. He lives in Fort Collins, Colorado with his wonderful family and runs a video production company to pay the bills, in addition to working for the city Parks Department. He loves people, so feel free to Email him anytime if you have questions about his books or want to chat. He can be reached at email@example.com.
In this section of the book, I wanted to create curiosity not only for the reader, but in Gary's mind as well. He has just arrived at the Compass Society to apply for a job and he notices, right off the bat, that a few things just aren't right. I had the feeling while writing this part, that he had just fell down the rabbit's hole in Alice in Wonderland, and that perhaps he might think the same. But see what you feel when reading this and above all, enjoy!
He stepped into a small, poorly lit anteroom that smelled musty and lacked decorations of any kind on the walls. Gary felt that this was appropriate since the room lacked any furniture as well. To the right, Gary saw a staircase with a hand printed sign that read, “Compass Society Applicants – Second Floor”, and an arrow pointing up. The handwriting was meticulous and at first, Gary thought that it might have been printed from a computer. On closer inspection, however, Gary could see the ink from the pen where it had beaded up in spots at the beginning of a letter. He had always wished that his handwriting was better, but agreed with himself that it was better than what he had seen his doctor scrawl. So he never pursued classes in calligraphy. Gary stood at the base of the stairs and looked up. He looked back into the lobby area for an elevator. He walked over to the old doors on the back wall and pushed the button. Nothing happened. The button didn’t light up and the doors didn’t open. Gary sighed to himself and walked back over to the staircase. “Not sure what kind of backwards company this is and why they would need a programmer,” Gary said. “They don’t even have a working elevator. I can’t imagine they can pay much.”