Our Author JOHN TOMAINO lives in Melbourne, Australia, and spent much of his criminal justice career in South Australia. Per capita, the sleepy “City of Corpses” is home to more serial killers than anywhere else in Australia.
He received his PhD in Criminology while still in his 20’s and has published three Criminology textbooks used throughout Australian universities.
In his spare time, John writes original pop/rock music and has placed his songs with Sir Paul McCartney’s MPL Publishing catalogue in New York.
After winning The Advertiser Short Fiction Competition, John turned his mind to writing his first novel: The White Room. Challenging the reader to redefine the shifting boundaries of their normality, it is a dark thriller about the effects of labels on people; the influence of those in authority; and the state of neglected psychiatric institutions and people.
The author has:
- Published 2 fiction shorts stories: one in the US and one in Australia.
- Published 3 Criminal Justice textbooks as well as numerous journal articles in internationally referred academic journals.
- Provides regular articles on crime issues for the Australian Women’s Weekly (circulation approx 1 Million).
- Is a media commentator on crime issues, including both electronic (nightly News) and print media.
- Dabbling in various other ventures, John also signed as a Record Producer to “Blue Pie Records” – one of the largest independent record labels in the world, to produce some of their “Icon” artists.
Based loosely on the real-life experiences of a researcher who voluntarily admitted herself into a psychiatric institution – and had trouble getting out – The White Room is an intriguing dark thriller designed to challenge the reader with its authentic and chilling portrayal of the effects of labels on people; the influence of those in authority; and the state of neglected psychiatric institutions and patients.
- Print Length: 217 pages
- Publisher: Karabeth (March 2, 2012)
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
- Language: English
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Adult Fiction Psychological Thriller
Linda Rosek was the understudy to Broadway legend Chantelle Riviera. Linda’s chance to perform could only come if Chantelle fell sick. But Linda didn’t want to fill in for the night. Or even the season. Sickness would only be temporary, but Linda would discover that fame, like tragedy, is everlasting.
At first, Linda learnt Chantelle’s lines. Then she copied her mannerisms, socialized with her friends, and gradually adopted her lifestyle. But it was a lifestyle she couldn’t maintain. Not unless she made an extraordinary demand: a new face for Chantelle, courtesy of plastic surgery. Not an improved face, but Linda’s face. In the spotlight, where it belonged.
There was only room for one Broadway legend in Stardoom, a cautionary tale about the hazards of fame and the loss of identity.
Updates and Events:
September 24th, 2012 5:54 PM (2 hours ago)
“Decidedly creepy… Tomaino ratchets up the tension with every turn of the page”
My next creepy thriller about a deranged understudy who’ll stop at nothing to achieve fame is now available on Paperback! Click here on Amazon to pick up your copy:
Every purchase receives a FREE mp3 of “You Stole the Show”: Theme-song to STARDOOM (See book cover above), courtesy of Karabeth Publishers.
When sabotage is only the beginning… stage fright takes on a whole new meaning. Linda Rosek was the understudy to Broadway legend Chantelle Riviera. Linda’s chance to perform could only come if Chantelle fell sick. But Linda didn’t want to fill in for the night. Or even the season. Sickness would only be temporary, but Linda would discover that fame, like tragedy, is everlasting…
Dr John Tomaino
Criminologist, published author, songwriter/producer, screenwriter
Ph: 0413 940 211
Next Publication to be released in paperback shortly by our talented John Tomaino:-
ST MENACE: “The Patron Saint of Terror”
Made Available in Kindle Mar 2 2013
Publisher: Tenth Street Press Australia – Publishers are planning to add more imprints to diversify their publishing strategies
Another dark horror fiction ripping yarn to keep our readers spellbound to the last page. A thriller executed in the usual John Tomaino flair, with a sufficient dose of suspense and tension to make the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end…..St Menace is superbly put together and is a book I can highly recommend. Sequels to follow, so purchase your copy now in digital format, or wait for the ‘paperback version’ to come out soon…
What if the devil doesn’t work alone?
He threw Satan into the abyss, closed it, and put a seal on it so that he would no longer deceive the nations. When a 1,000 years pass, Satan will be released from his prison and will go out to deceive the nations at the four corners of the earth. Revelation 20:1-3
The Statue of Saint Menaus had been the source of controversy amongst the townspeople for centuries. Some worshipped at the foot of the biblical monument, while others dared not approach it, frightened by generations of folklore about the saint who had succumbed to Satan…
To learn more about this captivating rendition of evil go purchase your copy now.