Al Pessin is the author of the thriller, SANDBLAST, coming in spring, 2020 from Kensington Publishing Corp. SANDBLAST was a top-five selection for UNPUBLISHED BOOK OF THE YEAR at the 2018 Royal Palm Literary Awards, and was shortlisted for the 2017 BOSQUE FICTION AWARD. Al is also the playwright of MURDER AT THE BUTCHER’S, a murder-mystery farce that will be have its world premiere in 2019.