#SpotlightMonday – Poet of the Wrong Generation

Author: Lonnie Ostrow
Publisher: Harmony River Press

About the Book

One of those rare novels that grabs you by the heartstrings and doesn’t let go until the very last page.

Johnny Elias is a fictional rock star for the ages. His story of how he came to be inspired to write his songs is both heartbreaking and inspirational. Megan Price is the girl whose betrayal caused Johnny to pen the music that quickly becomes the soundtrack of a generation of music fans hungry for songwriting substance during the early 1990s.

Katherine Price is Megan’s talented and cunning mother. She will stop at nothing to get her way, no matter who might be standing in her path. This is a quintessential New York 1990s nostalgia trip. It’s also an open love letter to the singer-songwriter greats of yesteryear. But best of all, it’s a timeless love story of two tortured souls seeking redemption and lasting harmony.

Touching and original, this story will break your heart, uplift your soul and leave you shouting for an encore. The ultimate rock & roll love story.

About the Author

Lonnie Ostrow has been an innovator, storyteller, promoter and celebrity-insider for more than two decades. Since 2001, he has been the publicity/marketing director & researcher for the iconic best-selling novelist Barbara T. Bradford. He also served as an editorial and marketing consultant for a collection of first-time authors through The Editorial Department. Previously, Mr. Ostrow worked as a PR executive, promoting an assortment of first-time celebrity authors including Ray Manzarek of The Doors. From 1995 – 2001, he was widely credited with inventing the “living celebrity postal phenomenon.” In all, he has worked with more than 40 legendary personalities from Bob Dylan to the Bee Gees, Sylvester Stallone to Jackie Chan, creating high-profile media events to celebrate their postal recognition by an assortment of foreign nations.

With Poet of the Wrong Generation, Mr. Ostrow hopes to combine all my unique experiences to bring readers a novel of love and betrayal, music and fanfare, downfall and redemption – a fable of stardom’s rewards, set in New York City during the 1990s.


“If you’ve ever been inspired by a love song; if a songwriter’s words have ever spoken directly to you; if you’ve ever felt so overcome with emotion watching your favorite singer/band bringing their words to life, then THIS story is for you. Lonnie Ostrow has spectacularly, truthfully, intensely and vividly captured the heart and soul of a musician with his beautiful words and stunning writing.”
TotallyBooked Blog

“POET OF THE WRONG GENERATION is an astonishing and profound story; a unique look at one man’s climb to the top; a story of forbidden love between two people whose lives will be destroyed by resentment, the hunger for power, and a need to control. Lonnie Ostrow’s POET OF THE WRONG GENERATION is a masterpiece of literary fiction for today’s generation and the next. Make POET OF THE WRONG GENERATION your next go-to read and enjoy!”
The Reading Cafe

“If you want a book complete with twists and turns; If you want a book with star-crossed lovers; If you want a book that tugs at your heartstrings in every way, pick up Poet of the Wrong Generation. I highly recommend this pleasure of a book.”
Angela Kay’s Book Reviews

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Harmony River Press




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