Local Author Releases First Book, Old Men And Coin Laundry

Friday, February 08, 2013

A.L. Gates, a Tennessee Temple graduate and Chattanooga resident, has released his first book, Old Men and Coin Laundry.  

Review for Old Men and Coin Laundry:

Old Men and Coin Laundry is a collection of two short stories; one heartwarming and thought provoking and the second haunting and suspenseful. Old Men provides a look into the lives of two men, one black and one white. During a chance meeting on a bench in Miller Park, the men discover how much they truly have in common.  

Coin Laundry is a mysterious tale with an ending that is not to be missed. Gates also introduces readers to Chip, an East Ridge resident who is sure to make appearances in later works. 

A.L. Gates is offering Old Men and Coin Laundry as a free download on smashwords.com for all devices. The author also provides constant updates as well as snippets and excerpts from upcoming work on his Facebook page.  

Upcoming tales will include Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Know-Part One and The Meek.  For more detailed information on these stories as well as A.L. Gates himself visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/A-L-Gates.


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