Blood Beach

Anita Solick Oswald 1283075473467


1960s & '70s

Anita Solick Oswald

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A young mother makes a discovery about her husband that puts her and him at risk and, ultimately, upends and changes her world dramatically. Revelations over time expose a shocking and horrific secret.



Short Summary

The story opens with the protagonist internet searching for an old acquaintance. She locates him online, only to make a shocking discovery, which thrusts her into a memory of their first encounter

Fast forward to the present. The protagonist reveals that she divorced her husband and moved on with her life. The acquaintance is still incarcerated and on death row. There are mysterious deaths in the area - is he still active?


Southern California beach town

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain,Other

Plot - Other Elements


Mature Audience Themes

Nudity,Extreme Violence

Main Character Details

Name: Jo

Age: 22

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Complex,Confident,Blunt,Heroic

Additional Character Details

Name: Don

Age: 22



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About The Author

Anita Solick Oswald is a Chicago native and author of West Side Girl. Her essays have appeared in The Write Place at the Write Time, the Faircloth Literary Review, The Fat City Review, and Avalon Literary Review. She studied journalism at Marquette University and holds degrees from UCLA and the University of Colorado. She lives in Niwot, Colorado with her husband and two cats.

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54,55+,18-34

Target Gender: Female Leaning,Universal

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: The Lion's Tale (literary journal, no longer publishing)

Year Published: 2016

Hard Copy Available



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