Author donates a portion of book sales to MDA

Author/factor Kevin Sommerer will donate a portion of the sales of his fictional novel to the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Philadelphia.

Title Mason’s Philly: quiet denial, the book follows Mason Hall, a private detective in 1998 Philadelphia, as he navigates the city’s criminal underworld while trying to maintain his increasingly rocky marriage to his wife and investigative partner, Stevie. As they search for an old friend who has disappeared, Hall begins to realize that he must make a choice between the two things he loves more: his career or his wife.

Sommerer grew up in South Philadelphia and graduated from Temple University. It has already won the Judith Stark Award for Fiction from the Community College of Philadelphia.

“Many people’s dreams have been shattered during the pandemic,” he said. “But if you work hard, believe in yourself and never lose sight of the goal, anyone’s dreams can come true.”

Sommerer will donate $1.50 for every book sold on Amazon through Labor Day, in memory of his grandmother, who died in 1980 when he was 9 years old.

“Amazon has made self-publishing easy and fun,” he said. “From expert and instant phone support, cover design templates and an online help center, to a fair and easy royalty plan and cost-saving print-on-demand technology, the posting experience was surprisingly simple and painless.”

Sommerer is available for appearances. For book clubs, signings, media appearances, or delivery of a personalized autographed copy in Philadelphia and surrounding areas, email or follow on Instagram @MasonsPhilly.