An Amusing Piece of Fluff. Or is it?
"It Happened in Plainfield" Press Release  


Secret Society of Celebrities Featured in Popular NJ Comic-Mystery

Ever wonder what would happen if a group of famous celebrities got bored one day and decided to "stalk" some ordinary people, just to see what it was like? Only instead of simply stalking them, the celebrities also decided to secretly help the people as well? Implausible you say? Perhaps. And yet that is the very premise of the humorous weekly web serial, “It Happened in Plainfield.”

The ongoing story, first launched in April of this year, follows the adventures of NYC graphic designer Henson Ray, whose life takes a dramatic turn after interviewing for a job with the mysterious Unity Kingsmill. But once the interview is over, he's soon rewarded with much more than he expected--a new job, a new house, and a new life in Plainfield, New Jersey.

And while things appear to be looking up for Henson, he begins to notice peculiar activity in the house across the street. His neighbors all look like famous celebrities-George Clooney, Jennifer Lopez, Oprah Winfrey, etc. And what's more, they seem to be spying on him. Is Henson going crazy, or is there a logical explanation?

“I use real celebrities as characters in the story because we know more about them than we do our best friends,” says author Michael Latshaw. “The media brings them into our homes every day as if they were a part of our families, and often bangs us over the head with their constant foibles. So I decided to see what would happen if the celebrities began watching us as much as we were watching them.”

The premise seems to have titillated the minds of his readers as well, which is evidenced by the story’s growing fan base. Beginning in April 2007, a new chapter was posted every Monday, with the final chapter posted on December 31, 2007. 

To access the ongoing story, please visit www.ithappenedinplainfield.com

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