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News 2011-2014


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December 10

The Boy Who Glowed in the Dark takes the Page 69 Test.

December 4

Nadia Tesla will return on March 24, 2015. Here's a sneak peak of the cover art for The Altar Girl, the next in the series.

The Alter Girl

June 26

Take Shobo has released the Japanese translation of The Boy From Reactor 4. The book has been published in two volumes.

Japanese translation of The Boy from Reactor 4; Book 1  Japanese translation of The Boy from Reactor 4; Book 2

June 16

Thomas & Mercer to publish The Altar Girl! From today's Publishers Marketplace: Orest Stelmach's The Altar Girl, the prequel to the Nadia Tesla series, in which the heroine is forced to confront her traumatic childhood and the secrets of her tight-knit ethnic hometown as she investigates her godfather's suspicious death, to Alison Dasho at Thomas & Mercer, by Erica Spellman Silverman at Trident Media Group (World English & German). Publication is scheduled for March 2015.

June 14

The Boy From Reactor 4 and The Boy Who Stole from the Dead are Kindle #1 and #2 among Mystery, Thriller and Suspense novels in the U.K.!

The Boy Who Stole from the Dead is the Kindle #1 bestseller in Australia!

March 16

The Boy Who Stole from the Dead is the Kindle #1 bestseller in Espionage, and Spy Stories and Tales of Intrigue.

February 2

The Boy From Reactor 4 will be translated into German! AmazonCrossing, Amazon Publishing's foreign language translation imprint, will be publishing the novel in e-book and trade paperback formats in May 2014.

January 2

The third novel in the Nadia Tesla series, The Boy Who Glowed in the Dark, has been scheduled for publication by Thomas & Mercer on January 1, 2015.


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November 19

The Boy From Reactor 4 will be translated into Hebrew! Modan, a well-know Israeli publisher that specializes in commercial fiction and non-fiction, has agreed to acquire Hebrew translation rights to the novel.

October 23

The Boy From Reactor 4 will be translated into Japanese! Take Shobo Company, Ltd, a major Japanese company that excels in the publication of thrillers, has agreed to acquire Japanese translation rights to the novel.

September 9

The Boy From Reactor 4 will be translated into Italian! Newton Compton, a major Italian publisher, has agreed to acquire Italian translation rights to the novel.

August 31

Renowned radio show host Jordan Rich interviewed Orest on Boston's CBS radio station WBZ NewsRadio 1030. Topics included the legacy of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, his support of the Chernobyl Children International charity, and future books.
Listen to the podcast

August 26

The Boy From Reactor 4 is Kindle #1 bestseller.

July 8

The Boy From Reactor 4 hits German Kindle #1 bestseller in Popular Fiction, #1 in Thrillers.

July 5

The Boy From Reactor 4 hits U.K. Kindle #2 bestseller, #1 in Spy Stories and Tales of Intrigue.

April 8

Orest will be interviewed about The Boy From Reactor 4 during WVIT's 11:00 a.m. news show. Taking points will include his selection of Chernobyl as a setting and writing from a female protagonist's point of view. WVIT is Connecticut's NBC affiliate.

April 7

The Boy From Reactor 4 hits Kindle #1 bestseller in Spy Stories and Tales of Intrigue, #1 in Women Sleuths.

March 19

The kind folks at WTNH's Connecticut Style have invited Orest into their studio to discuss The Boy From Reactor 4. Talking points will include his inspiration for the novel, research and personal experiences, and journey to becoming a writer. WTNH is Connecticut's ABC Network affiliate.
Watch the video

March

The Boy From Reactor 4 teams up with Chernobyl Children International. Orest will donate 50% of his first month's sale proceeds and 10% thereafter to this great cause. Visit the Charity page for more details.


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March 11

Thomas & Mercer has agreed to acquire world English, audio, and German translation rights to The Boy From Reactor 4, and two sequels. The sequels are tentatively titled The Boy Who Stole From the Dead, and The Boy Who Glowed in the Dark. The Boy From Reactor 4 is scheduled to be released in hardcover, paperback and e-book formats on March 19, 2013.


Vengeance

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May 19

Orest's short story, "In Persona Christi," has been selected by the Mystery Writers of America for inclusion in its Vengeance anthology. Lee Child will be this year's editor. Lee, Michael Connelly, Karen Slaughter, and Dennis Lehane will be among the acclaimed writers contributing stories. Vengeance will be published in April 2012.


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