For Immediate Release


The Poignant Story of One Man’s Struggle to Reclaim His Life


Ronald Paxton’s second novel, “Deep Water,” introduces the reader to Salem Matthews IV, a retired United States Army Special Forces combat veteran who has returned to his home in Shenandoah County, Virginia after a twenty year absence. The engrossing narrative details the challenges and struggles of the main character as he fights to overcome the debilitating effects of post traumatic stress disorder and adapt to the world around him.

The author has drawn heavily from his experiences growing up in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia to create a powerful and inspirational story for his readers.

“Deep Water” combines suspense and mystery with a compelling narrative that explores themes of isolation, fear, friendship, and love. It all leads to an unexpected ending that is sure to evoke a strong emotional reaction from the reader.

The novel is being published by World Castle Publishing and is available through their website ( and on Amazon (

. “Deep Water” can be purchased in both print (ISBN 9781629890340) and e-book (ISBN 9781629890357) formats.

In addition to his novels Mr. Paxton has published over forty short stories and received nominations for the 2011 Pushcart Prize and the 2012 Best of the Net award. His third novel, “Haven,” will be published in 2014 by World Castle Publishing. Please visit or contact the author at,, or

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