Open Road To Digitally Publish, Distribute, and Market Ten Ebooks Written During Crichton's Med School Years under the Pen Names John Lange, Jeffery Hudson, and Michael Douglas Titles All Appearing for the First Time in E, Including the Edgar Award–Winning A Case of Need, Hailed by the Los Angeles Times as a “Superb, Big Book”
(New York—May 30, 2013)—Open Road Integrated Media, a digital publisher and multimedia content company, announced today at BookExpo America that it will digitally publish and market ebooks by Michael Crichton, written pseudonymously during his years at Harvard Medical School.
The books written under the pen names John Lange and Jeffery Hudson are high-octane novels of suspense and action, written with remarkable speed and gusto. And Dealing or The Berkeley-to-Boston Forty-Brick Lost-Bag Blues
, written with his brother Douglas Crichton under the pen name Michael Douglas, is an entertaining caper that the New York Times called "slick and cool and savvy."
"These early Michael Crichton novels foreshadow the talent that made him one of the most successful novelists of his time. I was fortunate enough to work with him for more than thirty years. What a joy it is to bring the young Michael Crichton to life for his millions of fans and to introduce him to a generation that has not as yet discovered him," says Jane Friedman, Co-founder and CEO of Open Road.
Crichton graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College and went on to earn his MD from Harvard Medical School in 1969. His first novel, Odds On, was followed by seven more John Lange novels over a period of six years.
Open Road will publish the following titles on July 23rd, 2013:
Writing as John Lange:
- Odds On
- Scratch One
- Easy Go
- The Venom Business
- Zero Cool
- Drug of Choice
- Grave Descend
Writing as Jeffery Hudson:
Writing as Michael Douglas:
- Dealing or The Berkeley-to-Boston Forty-Brick Lost-Bag Blues
About Open Road Integrated Media
Open Road Integrated Media is a digital publisher and multimedia content company. Open Road creates connections between authors and their audiences by marketing its ebooks through a new proprietary online platform, which uses premium video content and social media. Open Road has published ebooks from legendary authors including William Styron, Pat Conroy, Alice Walker, James Jones, and Pearl S. Buck.