Founded in 2021 as a passion project by a collection of aspiring creative artists, Bishop Bear is the culmination of a shared mission to help new voices achieve their independent publishing goals by enabling emerging storytellers—and providing a platform to help them be successful so they can give back to the causes that inspired them to turn to the page, screen, or booth in the first place.
“One common thread between the founding members of Bishop Bear is having been raised by a village a women—many of them educators—and now having daughters themselves. Even with this debut thriller from Brandon Jozef, Heroin Highway, the emotional heartbeat of the story is truly the strong female characters that serve to push the storytelling progression and kick up twists throughout. Our next planned title is a children’s book currently in development that features a young girl showing her parents the ropes at bedtime through song, and our goal is to publish across the genre spectrum throughout 2022 and beyond,” a Bishop Bear spokesperson said.
A portion of the proceeds with be donated to an organization of each author’s choosing.
From Heroin Highway’s back cover:
The Hit. The Hunt. The Hustle.
An uprising, hidden in the streets of Juárez, Mexico, spills across the border. The Mexican cartel infiltrates our highest institutions, and a hitman targets the only thing Braxton Barrett holds dear – all to cover up… Lexington, Kentucky.
Barrett, a former Army Ranger turned police detective, uncovers layers of betrayal to save those he loves, while everyone around him suffers for knowing his name.
Nothing is sacred. No one is safe. Lexington, will never be the same.
About Brandon Jozef
What happened to Brandon Jozef in Lexington, Kentucky, literally changed the trajectory of his life. He’s been an award-winning writer, editor, and producer for Nike, Under Armor, Oakley, and GNC as well as a variety of the world’s best creative agencies for nearly two decades since. He lives in Western Pennsylvania with his wife and children, a relentless source of both two- and four-legged inspiration. Heroin Highway is his debut novel.
“Everything Bishop Bear stands for is in this book. As a new voice looking to not only make my way, but to make a difference while doing so, I couldn’t be more excited to share the first act of this world that’s been trapped in my head for what feels like my entire life. There’s a level of discoverability to both the company and my own workthat I hope everyone really enjoys as they turn the page,” Jozef said.
How To Get Heroin Highway
The audiobook, narrated by Micah Mason, is currently available at bishopbear.com. The paperback version of Heroin Highway is currently available for pre-sale, and the eBook conversion is available for immediate purchase and download.
About Micah Mason
The audio version of Brandon Jozef’s Heroin Highway was narrated and brought to life in gripping fashion by acclaimed Hollywood producer, and voice actor Micah Mason. He was previously the Executive Producer of Fear(less) with Tim Ferriss, Undeniable with Dan Patrick and Joe Buck, and Art of Conflict. Mason also served in various production and editing capacities on movies including The Internship, Couples Retreat, Term Life, and Zathura.
“The passion for storytelling that the team at Bishop Bear has is one that calls to me, and Heroin Highway was a joy to read, as I knew it would be from the moment it came across my desk. The pacing, characters, and scenes are as beautiful as they are brutal, and the team gave me the latitude to explore that at a granular level from chapter to chapter. Definitely looking forward to the sequel for this one.” Mason said.
See more of Mason’s work or hire him at speakingforyou.net.
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