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July 28, 2013

Director of Independence Center publishes first book


“When I got the book, I thought I’d give it a little critique, maybe fix some grammatical structures,” Finnegan said of her arrival onto the scene. “But when I started reading, I realized this was going to be something big.”

Finnegan and Poulin then began to collaborate on the manuscript, with Poulin accepting many of the ideas and suggestions his new editor offered.

“When he sent (the revised manuscript) back to me, and I saw what it was becoming, I could see the potential,” Finnegan said. “It was becoming brilliant.”

Carr also worked closely with Poulin to come up with what they thought was the best visual perception of the world Poulin had created from a mixture of real-time Philadelphia and the fantasy world of Philadelphia’s non-living.

Poulin then used the Create Space publishing system operated by, and the book is now available through Amazon, Kindle and other electronic outlets and will soon be available through online book orders at Barnes and Noble. 

Poulin has also hired local Web designer Don McBrayer to create a Web page that is as energetic as the novel itself. 

The first three chapters of “Wail of the Banshee” are available for review on Poulin’s website,

Poulin has already completed the second volume of his trilogy and has begun the third volume.

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"Wail of the Banshee" is available for $14.99 for the paperback edition at Amazon or $4.99 for the e-book. For more information, visit

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