Cryptic Blood

The strange architecture of the Svalbard Seed Vault appears to be from another planet emerging from the frozen Arctic Circle. Also known as the Doomsday Vault, it houses all the seeds needed to replant the planet. But what else is secreted away in its secure bowels?

London Book Festival Honorable Mention Best Fiction

Release Date May 15, 2024

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London Book Festival Honorable Mention Best Fiction

The world has returned to its regular rhythm after the near cataclysmic events that came from deep space.

Father Kinzee has been given a new job as an investigator of religious artifacts, a job he feels has no real purpose.

Simon, a reforming gang banger and the Father’s best friend, joins him for breakfast one morning when a stranger seeks them out and asks them to take possession of an object of great importance. Moments later, the stranger is abducted, thrusting the Father and Simon into a world of assassins and the ultra-rich.

The government and the FBI are only willing to give help through unofficial channels leaving them to enlist Simon’s former gang for protection since they are now targets for those searching for the object.

The pair experience greed and corruption at their worst as they try to unravel and survive an international manhunt taking them to the Svalbard Seed Vault also known as the Doomsday Vault, which houses all the seeds needed to replant the planet. But what else is secreted away in its secure bowels?



Don Stansberry








6 x 9

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About the Author

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International Award-winning author, Don Stansberry, is a native West Virginian and an elementary school teacher. He is the author newly released Isle of Shadows, and his children’s books–which he also illustrated, Koko & Stoney Mom’s Choice Award and Crusty, named a Finalist in the USA News Best Book Awards. Don is the author of Secret Blood, a multi-award-winning book that took top honors for best spiritual fiction at the London Book Festival. It was named a Winner at the Indie Book Awards at a reception at The Plaza in New York City during Book Expo America. His second novel, Vulture Bend, is a riveting good vs. evil award-winning story. Don is also part of the Headline Kids School Show Program and does workshops at conferences. He has been a public school teacher since 1984 and has always had an interest in writing. He was the head coach for the Parkersburg High Girls’ Basketball team for 16 years and retired from this position with four state championships.

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Discussion and Reading – Secret Blood and Vulture Bend
Inky & the Missing Gold and Inky, Ogleebee & the Witches 
Children’s Book – Crusty