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Kilmarnock author releases new book, ‘Escaping Madness: Alcoholism-Mental Illness-Murder’

High Tide Publications, Inc., of Deltaville has announced the release of local author David Cariens’s new book, “Escaping Madness: Alcoholism-Mental Illness-Murder.”

“I had an idyllic childhood. I idolized my older brother,” Cariens said. “My family could have been the model for a 1950s sitcom. There was nothing that gave a hint of the storm to come. But it did come, and it destroyed my family in its wake. Despite the madness, it is a story of hope, of overcoming tragedy, of realizing that without the storm I would have never gone on to be an advocate or author.”

Cariens, a retired CIA analyst, lives in Kilmarnock. He is the author of eight books and serves on the Board of Directors for The Writers Guild of Virginia. His books are available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and independent booksellers.To learn more, visit his website at

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