LOCAL LIBRARIES HOLD KEY TO UNLOCKING SECRETS IN NEW INTERACTIVE MYSTERY

Flyers posted at libraries contain password needed to access clues in online serial novel

Josh Martin’s new online mystery novel, Run, is full of twists, turns and a whole lot of secrets. In addition to weekly chapters posted on his website, www.PlotHinge.com, Martin is also making bonus content available on password-protected pages.

So where might one find the password to access these pages? For that, Martin has teamed up with more than 100 libraries across Canada, including Fernie and Elkford, who have agreed to post the password on their community bulletin boards.

Readers can use these passwords on the website to access content that will help them unravel some of the story’s secrets, answering questions like: Just who is the Man in Charge? Why is Will being chased? And, can Isabella really be trusted?

Blurring the line between the virtual and physical world like this is another way Martin is trying to make his

suspense thriller stand out.

How the weekly installments unfold is another unique aspect of Martin’s literary experiment. At the end of each chapter the story is left at a cliff hanger with the story able to progress in a couple different directions. Martin then connects the story to an upcoming, real-world event (the weather, election results, winner of a hockey game, etc.). The outcome of that event decides which direction the plot will proceed and the following chapter will be written accordingly.

For example, the chapter leading up to Groundhog Day ended like this:

1) If Wiarton Willie sees his shadow on February 2nd then there will be fresh snow on the ground in which

Will has left his footprints. The Man in Charge will spot his tracks and find him at Tina’s house.

2) If, however, Wiarton Willie does not see his shadow, then the man will not spot Will’s footprints,

allowing Will and Tina to avoid being discovered.”

So while it’s a fictional story, the plot hinges on these real-world events, outside of the author’s control.

New chapters to Run are posted each Thursday and will continue until the end of June 2012. The chapters are geared toward a teenage and adult audience and are quick and action-packed with an emphasis on keeping the suspense alive. Participation is free with readers able to subscribe to receive email notifications whenever a new chapter is posted.

The password available at participating libraries will allow readers to access regularly updated bonus content

including clues, character profiles and background information not publically available. A list of participating

locations can be found online at http://plothinge.com/bonus-content-2/safehouse-secrets/

Just Posted

Tommy Chong says cannabis legalization makes him proud to be a Canadian

Legendary marijuana advocate and comedian celebrates cultural milestone at Kelowna event

Big turnout to advance polls

On Saturday, general voting will be open to qualified electors from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Double loss sends Riders back to drawing board

Despite putting up a good fight against both Revelstoke and Creston, the… Continue reading

Gay minister challenges preconceptions

Andrea Brennan serves Fernie at pivotal time in church’s history

Documentary reveals Fernie’s role in WWI internment operations

That Never Happened to screen on 100th anniversary of Morrissey internment camp closure

Singer k.d. lang receives Alberta’s highest honour

Celebrated singer-songwriter k.d. lang received the Alberta Order of Excellence in Edmonton

Meet the City of Fernie candidates

Voters in Fernie will vote for one Mayor, six Councillors and one School Board Trustee on October 20

Meet the District of Sparwood candidates

Voters in Sparwood will vote for one Mayor and six Councillors on October 20

Meet the District of Elkford candidates

The Elkford Chamber of Commerce will host an All Candidates Forum on October 4

B.C. tickets win big in Lotto Max draw

Jackpot carried over; B.C. tickets share Max Millions prizes

‘Mom, I’m in trouble:’ Canadian faces 10 years for alleged graffiti

Brittney Schneider, another tourist caught spraying message on walls of Tha Pae Gate in Thailand

Feds consulting on national anti-racism strategy behind closed doors

Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez says people still face systemic racism in some communities

Enbridge aims for mid-November to finish B.C. pipeline repair after blast

A natural gas pipeline that ruptured and burned near Prince George caused an explosion and fireball

Most Read