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Santa Fe Author Harvey Stone Launches Climate Change Thriller "Melting Down" at Collected Works on Earth Day


April 13, 2011 - Santa Fe, NM

Santa Fe resident and environmental consultant Harvey Stone's environmental thriller about a terrorist plot to exploit the changing global climate will launch at Santa Fe's acclaimed locally-owned independent bookstore, Collected Works.

The book, Melting Down, is published by independent press The Way Things Are Publications and follows a global journey to uncover a conspiracy of Cold War Russians who seek to hold the world's glaciers hostage until the United States and other nations capitulate to their demands. Based upon real world scenarios, including the melting Greenland Ice Sheet, record-high world temperatures, and recent Russian claims on massive oil and gas reserves in the Arctic, Melting Down (www.meltingdownnovel.com) uses political intrigue, suspense, and fast-paced action as the backdrop to bring these issues forward.

Well-researched and scientifically vetted, Stone's narrative weaves into the plot consensual science and observed impacts that are directly tied to the changing climate. Additionally, it weaves in the triple bottom line approach that reflects his professional experience. This approach is increasingly used by governmental agencies, corporations and communities to address social, economic, and environmental problems simultaneously.

"Collected Works is the perfect place to launch a socially conscious, genre-bending book like Melting Down," said Jennifer Havenner, director of publishing for The Way Things are Publications. "We are thrilled to partner with such a hallmark in The Independent publishing world."

Collected Works will host an event on Earth Day, April 22, 2011 at 6 PM to launch Melting Down. Author Harvey Stone will be present for a reading, signing, and interview that touches upon the current and relevant topics discussed in the book.

Melting Down is currently available for pre-order and after April 22, 2011 will be available in all major U.S. bookstores, direct via the publisher's website and online.

About Harvey Stone
Harvey Stone is a former psychologist turned corporate speechwriter turned environmental consultant. Over the past ten years, he has specialized in systems-based, triple bottom solutions, working with corporations, municipalities and government agencies seeking to reduce cost and increase effectiveness by solving social, economic, and environmental problems within a single framework. Harvey is a citizen, father and grandfather. In a world as inter-connected and fragile as ours, he takes seriously the national security, "melting down" threats posed by international terrorism, the changing climate and ultra-narrow, human self-interest.

About The Way Things Are Publications
The Way Things Are Publications is a publisher of fiction and nonfiction that share philosophical sensibilities and strive to elevate awareness of social issues. The company chooses publications based upon the social relevance of the material and the author's intention to address the philosophical nuances of our society and civilization. For more information visit http://www.waythingsare.com and on Twitter www.twitter.com/waythingsare.

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