The Writer's Tribe Talk Show

Deep Roots with Edward Rosick

May 24, 2022 Elsa Kurt
The Writer's Tribe Talk Show
Deep Roots with Edward Rosick
Show Notes

Edward R. Rosick is a writer and physician living in the urban wilds of southern Michigan. His works of speculative fiction, covering the spectrum from sublime to surreal, have been published over the years in multiple award-winning magazines and anthologies including Pulphouse, Sick Cruising, and The Half That You See. He's also an accomplished poet, with his works published in prestigious literary magazines such as The MacGuffin; his latest poems can be found in the award-winning The Horror Zine. In terms of non-fiction, he's published hundreds of articles on health and wellness, and his latest medical book, Optimal Prevention, details how all people can help prevent, with common-sense methods, chronic diseases such as cancer and Alzheimer's.

When he's not writing, reading, or taking care of patients, Dr. Rosick loves to spend time with family and friends and enjoy the beauty and wonders of the outdoors with his hyperactive Labrador retriever.

About the book:
Thirty-year-old Kevin Ciano, just released from Fairview State Penitentiary in Northern Michigan, is trying to find his way back into society when he develops a strange, painful lesion on his right shoulder, close to the tattoos and scarifications that were forced on him in Fairview by a charismatic but psychopathic prisoner, Charles Readona.

At first, Kevin ignores the growth as he works on rebuilding his life and embarking on a new relationship with Sherri Musgrave, a member of up-and-coming performance group, the Motor City Fire Masters. But Kevin’s hope for a brighter future are shattered when more lesions appear, followed by the bloody emergence of painful, hair-like projections. As Kevin’s life spins out of control, the answers he seeks will force a confrontation with the one person he swore he would never see again and change Kevin’s life…forever.

Deep Roots is set in the decaying urban heart of Detroit, where the horror is not just what lies above the surface, but below, as Kevin’s metamorphosis may not only be deadly to him and those he loves, but to the entire world.

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