Hello, and welcome to my website!

I’m Sid Stark, the author of the forthcoming Doctor Rowena Halley Academic Suspense Series.  I’ll be adding more things to this website as I get closer to launch, but in the meantime, you can pick up a *free* Advance Review Copy of Campus Confidential, the first book in the series, here. Cover, blurb, and my contact info are also below. Enjoy!

campus confidential front cover with baskerville

Doctor Rowena Halley needs a job. But it may cost her more than she’s bargained for.

During one of the worst years on record in the academic job market, newly-minted PhD Rowena Halley has, against all odds, gotten a job. For one semester. At poverty wages. In New Jersey. But with so many of her fellow PhDs bagging groceries—or worse—instead of teaching Russian, this is the best chance she has.

New jobs come with a lot of stress, everyone knows that. But Rowena has more problems than just learning her way around a new campus and convincing all these Yankees that yes, she really is from Georgia. Tensions in the department are high, her family wants to know when she’s going to get a decent job and a decent man, and her ex-boyfriend is as usual in trouble with the Russian government. It’s when students start coming to her for help that she really gets into trouble, though. Rowena got where she is because she wants to help people and save the world, but if she’s not careful, her idealism may get her killed.

Witty and suspenseful in the vein of the Stephanie Plum novels, Campus Confidential is an insider’s look at the gritty underbelly of academia, where the struggles are so vicious because the stakes are so small. Only sometimes, they’re a matter of life and death.

*Content warning: Adult language*

That link for that free copy again is here.

 

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