Albany, GA author takes on mental illness and drug addiction in gripping new novel.


Albany, GA author takes on mental illness and drug addiction in gripping new novel.  

Outskirts Press Announces the Release of The Still Sad Music, New Fiction by Shawn Merritt

April 20, 2017 – Denver, CO and Atlanta, GA – Outskirts Press—the fastest-growing full-service self-publishing and book marketing company—is pleased to announce the release of The Still Sad Music by Shawn Merritt.

[The Still Sad Music] The Still Sad Music documents the erratic life of Jeffrey Killingsworth, a fascinating, tragic figure who staggers through life victimized by misfortune, persecuted by mental illness, and ravaged by drug addiction. In a state of constant crisis, Jeffrey is forced to consider several different lifestyles that will all produce very different results. Will he escape the madness? Will he choose to live cleanly and learn to cope with his misfortunes, or will he continue to numb the pain with drugs and ultimately die for his addiction?

Author Shawn Merritt is currently enrolled in the English Literature PhD program at Georgia State University, and will graduate at the end of spring 2018. The Still Sad Music, his debut novel, is a dark and enthralling tale reminiscent in style of James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, and F. Scott Fitzgerald.

For more information, visit the author’s website at

At 200 pages, The Still Sad Music is available online through Outskirts Press. It is also sold through Amazon and Barnes and Noble for a maximum trade discount in quantities of 10 or more, and is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the fiction category.

ISBN: 978-1-4787-8757-0     Format: 5.5 x 8.5 paperback white matte     Retail: $17.95   eBook: $5.00  


About the Author: Shawn Merritt obtained a bachelor’s degree in English Literature (with a Professional Writing Option) from Georgia Southwestern State University in December of 2003 before moving on to Valdosta State University, where he received his master’s degree in the same subject in December of 2009.

About Outskirts Press, Inc.: Outskirts Press offers full-service, custom self-publishing and book marketing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available for authors globally at and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press, Inc. represents the future of book publishing, today.

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