Title: Fat Assassins
Author: Marita Fowler
Publisher: Scuttlebutt Press / Indy
Series: Fat Adventures
Release: December 5th 2011
Southern style sweet potatoes Shasta and Ulyssa have stuck together through thick and thin since their escape from third grade fat camp. But on one dark day, they both find themselves unemployed.
A hazardous job hunt sees them turn down egg harvesting, drug dealing and phone sex before they settle for an exterminator job.
Confusing mafia lingo leaves the girls thinking they’re being interviewed to cope with a rodent infestation. Confident that they can handle the job, they oversell their skills and demand half payment up front to seal the deal. Skeptical at first, the mob boss decides to hire this unlikely pair when he mistakes their attitude for professional stoicism.
The girls are shocked when presented with a target profile and an envelope full of cash. They want out, but it’s too late. The mob doesn’t allow do-overs. And certainly not when they’re whacking one of their own.
Shasta and Ulyssa leave a wake of destruction as they experiment with different assassination methods. But the clock is ticking and when the body count is still zero after multiple attempts, the boss decides to bring in additional assassins to finish the job and tie up loose ends.
And the girls just happen to be one of those loose ends.
“Fat Assassins” Takes Aim at Positive Self Esteem Alexandria, VA (December 4, 2011) — In a society where overwhelming pro-thin campaigns continue to destroy women’s self esteem, the world is overdue for strong plus-size female heroines.
Fat Assassins is the first novel in the Fat Adventure series. The second book in the series, Fat Bodyguards, will be released in June. For more information about the author and series, visit http://www.maritafowler.com
“This book brings life to it’s reader in a technicolor clarity, allowing them to experience the full rainbow of the emotional spectrum within its pages.” WTFareyoureading Blog.
“Perhaps it is my fondness for all things southern that led me to be completely in love with this book after having read only about 6 pages. ” Books Devoured Blog
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I will kill you
Standing here next to my best friend with our guns raised, ready to pull the trigger – my mind is devoid of remorse. I leveled the barrel at his checks, marking half-a-tac down from his gaudy gold medallion of Saint Avellino.
I never thought I would be okay with shooting someone.
Don’t get me wrong, being the harbinger of death isn’t part of my 5 year plan, and the parentals would be shocked by my thought bubble. I was raised in a gentle, hippie home where any type of criminal behavior was highly discouraged. I’d never even fired a gun until a few weeks ago, when a lottery ticket set my world askew. They say winning the lottery makes people do crazy things.
Crazy. Yup. That’s the best word to describe the past few weeks.
It’s hard to believe this all started when my best friend, Ulyssa, surprised me with a birthday party. I don’t blame her though, there’s no way she could have known how things would end.)
To see the first three (3) chapters of Fat Assassins click HERE.
Marita Fowler is the author of Fat Assassins – the first in a series of size positive adventure books.
Marita lives in Virginia with her husband, David.
She has worked in the computer and security industry since 1992. While she continues her professional cybersecurity career at Department of Homeland Security – she enjoys writing in her free time.
When did you know you wanted to be a writer? Like many authors, I’ve had a love affair with books from a young age. I wrote short stories during my school years, but never concentrated my energy into a novel. I spent my early career years fine tuning my technical writing skills, while constantly thinking about books and characters.
This is actually the third book I started before finding characters and a storyline that flowed easily from my fingertips. I wasn’t ready for those other ideas yet, so I shelved them until my brain is ready to cooperate.
Once I wrote the first piece of dialogue between Shasta and Ulyssa, I was hooked. Everything picked up momentum and I saw characters, conversations and stories everywhere. If you gravitate to the journal section of a bookstore or collect notebooks like a foraging squirrel – your inner writer is waiting to be unleashed.
Here’s my stack of journals – the stripey one is for Fat Bodyguards.