River Rules

River Rules is a small-town suspense novel with a deep heart. Bridgeville, blessed by the Connecticut River, is under attack by greed and opportunism. Peter Russo is a one-man band of love for the river, nature and conflict.  Can he and his friends be the everyday heroes that Bridgeville needs?

Stevie Fischer of Hartford, CT

Stevie Z Fischer writes about the interplay of people, nature and power in small-town New England. Her first novel, River Rules, looks at how everyday heroes can be forged as lives are changed by forces seemingly beyond our control. Stevie’s focus on the bonds of friendship, love of nature and refusal to be marginalized shines through in River Rules. Although she has worked in jobs ranging from cheese slicing to strategic analysis, nothing has been so transformational as paying attention, walking her dog and never meeting a stranger. Stevie teaches writing and lives in Connecticut.

Marketing & Publicity
  • Creation of “Local Heroes” New England book tour; NEIBA book alerts, BEA launch and signing in NYC at Midpoint’s aisle.
  • Connecticut book tour: bookstore launch at R Julia in Madison, with CT public radio interview and media around Earth Day launch in Connecticut.
  • Prelaunch postcards handed out at CT River Clean-Up Day, September 28-29. Partnership with Connecticut River Conservancy offering percentage of proceeds from book sales. Joint press and educational media tour.
  • Launch on Earth Day — featured author at Next Stage Arts, Putney, Vermont on Friday, April 26, 2019, at 7:00 PM