Emmy Award Nominee Jeb Rosebrook Releases Two Novels In 2016!

With the re-release of his acclaimed novel “Saturday” as a 50th Anniversary Edition, and the novel “Forever More: Is Only The Beginning” which the second novel in the Charlemagne trilogy. Both are available in Print and E-Book editions on Amazon now!

Take your pick! Then order online with Amazon.

Author Jeb Rosebrook has three books to choose from, “Purgatory Road: On the Road Between Heaven and Hell,” “Forever More: Is Only The Beginning,” and the 50th Anniversary Edition of “Saturday.” You can enjoy your E-Books within minutes, or order paper-backed copies for delivery.

The First of the Trilogy

Arizona, 1951. Introducing Charlemagne, a deadly Mojave Rattlesnake, who lives on the road between Heaven and Hell, as the town of Apache Falls celebrates its annual July barbecue celebration. Thereby are entwined the fates of a Korean War veteran, a young woman engaged to a 1950s marriage, her mother, who believes this to be the last day of her life, a pyromaniac barber, and a man known as The Redeemer, in search of Snakes for Salvation. In the vein of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town, Purgatory Road brings together an unforgettable cast of characters in the midst of time and drought and one of the most memorable softball games ever to be put on paper!

A New Adventure Awaits

In 1954 Virginia, the Arizona Mojave rattlesnake named Charlemagne is sold to a Pentecostal snake handling preacher. Here, a new adventure awaits a deadly rattlesnake who is no stranger to striking a venomous death to those who seek to control his life and fate. This story also brings to life Johnny Ray Rambo, a Black Korea war veteran, and an aspiring R&B song writer in Los Angeles, and tells of Rose Marie Deveroux, a devout young Catholic woman fighting the forever disease of schizophrenia and an unsuspecting young man, who discovers love in her body and a soul. All are bound together Labor Day weekend, Virginia, 1954.

50th Anniversary Edition

First published in 1965, “Saturday” this fiftieth anniversary edition, with a forward by Colorado poet James Ciletti, returns to print Jeb Rosebrook’s first novel; story telling giving him critical comparable promise to southern novelists Jesse Stuart, Reynolds Price and Harper Lee, as well as a nod to Faulkner. Set in 1952 Virginia “Saturday”is the powerful story of a small Virginia town that did some living. loving and dying on the sixth day of the week.” Jeb Rosebrok, writing of a small Virginia town is like a modern prospector searching for gold in a work-worn claim in the Klondike but where others have found gold and lead, Rosebrook has touched the mother lode.”

The Reviews For “Purgatory Road”

Since it’s release two years ago, Jeb Rosebrook’s novel “Purgatory Road: On the Road Between Heaven and Hell”
has received wonderful praise from readers!

Jeb Rosebrook’s book one of a planned trilogy really sets the stage for the remaining two volumes. Jeb’s background and skill as a screenwriter comes through quickly, strongly and descriptively as each of the characters including Charlemagne, the nine year old Mojave rattlesnake, are so well developed that you instantly form mental images of how they must look. The dialogue is colorful and period accurate as Jeb describes various scenarios. Jeb also captures the dominant attributes and the subtle differences, distrust and competitiveness between the various ethnic groups within the developing story line. Lastly, while the dusty dirt road named Purgatory is a physical road it is also a metaphorical road for those characters who are seeking redemption. A great read on many levels.
John V. Crosby
As someone who grew up in an AZ mining town in the 50’s, I was immediately captivated by Purgatory Road. Jeb Rosebrook has a great talent for capturing the mood, the sounds and smells of the place. His ear for dialogue and strong research allows him to place interesting characters into situations where all the stresses of living come to a head. Over one long day he brings together bikers and townspeople, Mexicans and Anglos, miners and ranchers. He stirs their passions with a baseball game, adds unlimited whiskey and beer and then washes the present away with the storm of all storms so that the future can start to play out. Can housing developments and shopping centers be far behind? I eagerly await the next volume of Jeb’s trilogy.
Will Rapp
Follow the adventures of individual ‘characters’ – some more outrageous than others through entertainment in the rural southwest. The small town characters are intertwined in traditions and history. The big ‘city’ characters add sexual tension and intensity. Beautiful descriptions of the desert Southwest and it’s unique smells and colors. The baseball game, the grief of war, the romance – each story layered and woven together. Once the baseball game started, I couldn’t put it down, and I don’t even like baseball.
Donna Mac
First of all suspend your disbelief, and be prepared for a carpet ride ala Latin American magical realism. An Intelligent five foot rattler, floating Nash, sixty year old, home run at every bat, soft ball player, barber in barber chair ending up on a hill after a biblical Flood,floating occupied hotels and houses…the list is endless. Jeb’s dialog is right on and his imagination is boundless. All aboard.
Tom Levis
Purgatory Road is a novel that immediately transports the reader to another time and place – a small town with people we’ve all known.
In a style reminiscent of John Steinbeck, Jeb Rosebook draws the reader into the moods and feelings of the people he creates. Immediately I knew these characters – they were so well developed that I found myself thinking about them hours after I put the book down.
Patti Janes
This book was worth reading. I found out about it since I read that the author was doing a book signing. I didn’t go to the signing but bought the book to see what it was like. When in Arizona I buy local authors which I also do in the pacific northwest when there. This book is set in a mining town in early 1950s Arizona. It is not Our Town but it does provide some good descriptions of the townspeople. It is primarily set across one day with plenty of flashbacks, particularly to WWII and Korea. Some back story is also included. The plot didn’t fascinate me but things happened that kept me going. It is short and easy to read.
James Casterline

“His use of language is powerful and sure. He writes compellingly at all times, but has is at his best when describing the nearly ineffable emotions of human love.” 

Earl Hamner, Jr.

American television writer and producer, best known for his work in the 1970’s and 1980’s on the long-running CBS series The Walton’s and Falcon Crest.