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MASKS OF MORALITY
An edgy roller-coaster set in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area about a woman who grew the corporate ladder in Silicon Valley then becomes obsessed with changing the world after becoming a mother.
MONSTER BEHIND THE MASKS
The sequel to MASKS OF MORALITY. The plot thickens surrounding dark money ubiquitously wrapped around the high-tech sector. An innocent man accused of being a terrorist. Another dead dove found with a symbolic message in its blood of how we go after the forever invisible "enemies." Bizarre things are happening in peaceful places.
To be released in 2021
Book three veers into a political thriller, taking the reader back in time before Caryssa moved to California and during her Silicon Valley career when she traveled to China and Israel on business. With a courageous and compelling voice, T.L. Mumley deconstructs the geopolitical culture of corporate America and how it keeps us in perpetual war.
T.L. Mumley (born Teresa Lynn Sullivan) is a former senior marketing analyst in Silicon Valley, a mother, wife and happy homebody. She holds an AS in Fashion Merchandising from Lasell, a BS in Marketing from MCLA and an MBA from Northeastern University. She has a twenty-five-year history in high-tech marketing and sales. An optimist at heart, she went on a personal crusade of community service and marketing for the greater good, often in her PJs from home office.
To spice up a decade of writing marketing content published in top-tier technology magazines, she aspired to become a novelist with her debut Masks of Morality. The novel has received 5-Star ratings across Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords, Inkitt and other sites.
Reviews from the readers
"Hip San Francisco Bay area meets the bleak political reality that defines our life."
~ Alon Shalev, award-winning author of At the Walls of Galbrieth
"A page-turner! I simply could not put it down. T.L. Mumley tells this eye-opening story in a compelling way."
-~Chansonette Buck, Pushcart Prize-nominated author of Blood Oranges
"The most amazing and unforeseen twists and turns, making it a very enthralling read. It keeps you gripped to the edge of your seat."
~ Susan Kelly, Bestselling Ghostwriter
"Masks of Morality positively influenced my attitude. Good guiding messages for We The People."
- Bruce Alan Jensen, author of Murder on the Wine Train
"We see a rainbow of emotions: joy, then panic, then fright. It has all the right ingredients."
-~ Wesley Thomas, bestselling author, Founder and Owner of Thomas Author Services
"The tying together of the three distinct heroines of this story is done brilliantly, and questions of parenting in a world bent on corporate greed are at the least incredibly thought-provoking.”
~ Rebecca Weller, author of highly reviewed Hleo
“A woman fired up to change the world. Why? Because she is a mother."
~ Eve Gwartney, author of Tales of Old South Arica 1927
"T.L. Mumley kept me on the edge of my seat and fully engrossed. It is incredible how timely and informative Masks of Morality is. I learned so much from a novel. Can you believe it? A novel!"
~ David Waken, author of 9/11 and the World Today
"There are a lot of real-life issues being explored in this thought-provoking novel. Those that enjoy realistic fiction won't be disappointed."
~ Gracie Qu, author of Cost of Revenge
"Caryssa is every woman in the modern world torn between her career and family."
~ AryaTara, author of Half Orphan
"Beautifully written, vivid San Francisco settings and meaningful social commentary."
~M. Verant, author of Power in the Age of Lies
Connecting The Dots between Corporatism and Global War
"A lie told once remains a lie but a lie told a thousand times becomes the truth."
"Propaganda works best when those who are being manipulated
are confident they are acting on their own free will."
`-- Joseph Goebbels
The German politician Joseph Goebbels, who worked for Hitler, was known for his hints about the lies told to the populace through political media. Hitler had the German people convinced the atrocities he carried out were for the "collective good" of the nation. This is not unlike corporate news today, extending beyond the ultra-right politicized media criticism. There is an assault on the truth throughout our media outlets whether liberal or conservative angle. Why?
A small group of five huge corporations owns all our media, so we can question how data can be manipulated online, on TV or in newspapers. These large multinational corporations are war-profiteers, often presenting fiction as fact to fuel the fires.
IN MASKS OF MORALITY, Caryssa sees firsthand after growing the high-tech corporate ladder, how the networking backbone of the global internet was built by a defense agency on the dark side. Her much-loved Silicon Valley and the high-tech industry, in general, is rooted in backing from the US Military. This eats at her soul, with the realization the best part of her own career and what tore her three thousand miles away from her loving family feeds into her only fear in life: America's self-destructive war economy and what it means for her child's future---to the future of all generations.
Modern society is organized into industrial and professional corporations serving as organs of political representation to the people, exercising control over opinions on world happenings. Mind control and manipulation are now done the high-tech way operating as virtual mind police. Americans and citizens around the world are in a quandary as to what they can believe. To come to the defense of that great marvel called the internet I helped bring to the world, we can't blame it all on technology---we just need to stop using technology as a weapon under the deception of protecting "national security."
There is a hidden force keeping journalists from telling the truth--- even threatening them with their lives if they do.
"Mainstream-media political journalism is in danger of becoming irrelevant, but not because of the internet, or even Comedy Central. the threat comes from journalists being afraid to do what journalists were put on this green earth to do...Tell the truth."
---Former Washington Post columnist, Dan Froomkin