The Choice by Madeline Fresco available now in Amazon

THE-CHOICE-600x900It’s available!

The Choice, by Madeline Fresco (that’s me!) is now up in Amazon! I put it up last night in Amazon Kindle Direct.

Here is the book bio I placed in Amazon:

A magnetic-blue butterfly that talks of “the two worlds,” the crow that watches from the shadows, the mystical portals winding through San Francisco — Irie MacCarthaigh must decide if these things are real, or the product of her grief-driven delusion.

Irie and Rick are a happily married couple until Irie’s father succumbs to cancer. She struggles to deal with the loss, but when further tragedy strikes, she becomes overwhelmed and unable to cope. Complicating matters, strange, unusual events begin to happen to Irie – things she can not explain. When Irie rescues an abused Rhodesian ridgeback from attackers, she quickly realizes the animal is much more than a normal dog. Irie, Rick and “Roadie” find themselves thrust into a deepening plot that rides a tenuous line between reality and madness.

This book was written just after my father passed away at University of Michigan from lung cancer and a month later I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. I couldn’t help think, how does that happen? That was the reasoning and inspiration behind this book. To answer the question, how would one make sense of this tragedy and awful diagnosis happening so close to each other, and really, even at all?

Check it out today — I couldn’t be prouder


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Madeline Fresco is a novelist who lives in San Francisco. She is the author of CROSSED THE LINE, available for Kindle at, for Nook at Barnes & Noble, and as an ePub at other eBook retailers. You can also listen to her novel as a free, serialized audiobook at Her second book THE CHOICE, available on Kindle at Amazon.


News on future Madeline Fresco books

So, it’s been a long time. The reason for the absence was the fact, still is the fact, my back is not better. The book work has stopped for a while because it was, and is,  just too painful to try and concentrate on new material. Editing proved difficult as well, because it’s hard to look at a hard copy of something while laying down in bed.

However, now I’m getting back into the swing of things. My plan is to release the second book, The Choice, and the third book, Anguish, all in the next few months. I won’t be going with the same publisher again because they were not very responsive.

The Choice is completely done. Cover and all. So, really, all I need to do is get it submitted to a new publisher. The second book, Anguish, I still need to do a cover for. I do think  I have found the cover I want to go with. So honestly, I think that is basically done as well.

The other thing that will be popping up in the next few months is that I will start recording the audio for Anguish. Despite The Choice being half way completed, I did that at a more professional studio, and I think the sound quality would be compromised because my back is not healthy enough to return to that location. Therefore, I will be making a make-shift studio in my closet and give that a go. I’m a little worried about San Francisco street noise. You may have heard some of that street noise when I recorded my into and outro to my episodes. It should be improved with a better microphone and the location of the recording being a room away from the street. But we shall see.

Lastly, Crossed the Line should be available any day on Audible. I tried submitting it once, but I submitted it with three of my chapters to one of theirs. I didn’t think it would matter, as the whole book just winds up being downloaded in its entirety to your computer anyway, but Audible doesn’t want it done that way, so I have to go through and reconfigure the whole thing. It’s only annoying because of my back. It’s not that much work — maybe a few hours, but when you have a hurt back, every moment counts.

So there it is. A bunch of new things happening. Oh, and one more thing. I did start another blog. It’s called I Hate My Back. I’ve been posting there every Wednesday instead. I just thought it might be nice to start a blog that centralizes a lot of the things that happen to someone who has back pain. I would love to read, even now, what another person went through. Now, hopefully, I will help someone else who goes through this. They can go to my site for articles on the spine, on annular tears, on what my PT was like.

Okie-dokie. Check back soon to see how all this new stuff turns out!


Madeline Fresco is a novelist who lives in San Francisco. She is the author of CROSSED THE LINE, available for Kindle at, for Nook at Barnes & Noble, and as an ePub at other eBook retailers. You can also listen to her novel as a free, serialized audiobook at

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