"Fortune Island is a must read."

— Anthony S. Abbott

Author of the Novello award winner Leaving Maggie Hope

"...a fit companion for the beach umbrella, the front-porch rocking chair, and the mellow bedside lamp. E.M. Schorb creates a world in which much happens—and all of it to the point."

— Fred Chappell

Recipient of the Thomas Wolfe Prize

"Fortune Island is a riveting read that can't be put down."

— Midwest Book Review


"I loved Fortune Island! I was driven by the suspense, and by the phrases that freeze you in place, mesmerizing you by what has been laid bare. E.M. Schorb isn’t a prize-winning poet for nothing."

— Joy Calderwood

Reviewers’ Choice Reviews


"A masterpiece in scope, characterization, and drama, Fortune Island captures the imagination and excites the mind. A masterful achievement!"

— Pat Mullan

Author of Childhood Hills


Media Kit


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About the Author:

E.M. Schorb’s novels include Paradise Square, winner of the International eBook Award Foundation’s Grand Prize at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2000, and A Portable Chaos, winner of the Writers Notes Magazine Book Award for Fiction, 2004.

His poetry has been widely published and his latest volume, Time and Fevers, was a recipient of the Writer’s Digest 16th Annual International Self-Published Book Award, as well as an Eric Hoffer Award for Books.

An earlier collection, Murderer’s Day, was awarded the Verna Emery Poetry Prize and published by Purdue University Press.






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