Author With Close Connections Comes Home

Contact: Laura McPhail, Publicity Manager


Susan McPhail, author of The Treasures of Dodrazeb: The Origin Key, visits Carthage

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (August 29, 2016) – From William Faulkner to John Grisham, Shelby Foote to Greg Iles, many great Southern authors have hailed from Mississippi. Susan (S.D.) McPhail, author of the newly published ‘The Treasures of Dodrazeb: The Origin Key,’ carries on this great tradition and will be visiting Carthage September 3-4 for the Labor Day holiday weekend. She will have copies of her book available for purchase and autograph.

“I’m always happy to visit my Mississippi family, and Carthage holds a special place in my heart as my husband’s hometown,” said. McPhail. “This visit is special because this is the first time I’ve been home since publishing my book, and I’m very excited to share it with friends and family in the area.”

The Treasures of Dodrazeb’ chronicles the adventures of Prince Rasteem, a third-century Persian warrior, when he invades an ancient kingdom hiding powerful  technology. Rasteem must convince a scheming princess to help him retrieve the Origin Key before it is used by a nefarious criminal known as the Viper to wreak havoc in Dodrazeb and destroy the Persian Empire. Released July 30, 2016 by Silver Empire Publishing, this is the first book in this series.

A book release party was held on August 12 in Huntsville, and was attended by over 200 people from Alabama, Mississippi, and southern Tennessee.

“This is the latest publication for Silver Empire and we couldn’t be more proud of the reception ‘The Treasures of Dodrazeb’ has had in the last month,” said Russell Newquist, owner of Silver Empire Publishing. “Susan McPhail is definitely an author to watch. Her book hooked me from the first page, and I knew it would be a good fit for Silver Empire.”

McPhail (formerly Welch, of Crystal Springs, Miss.) currently lives in Huntsville, Ala. and has been happily married for nearly 39 years to Rick McPhail (Carthage High School class of 1975). The couple met while attending Mississippi State University, and then embarked on a journey that would take them halfway around the world when Rick joined the Air Force and was stationed in Japan. All the while, she considered Carthage part of her roots, and in-laws Logan and Mavis McPhail as second parents.

‘The Treasures of Dodrazeb: The Origin Key’ is available in paperback and e-book formats on If you would like your copy autographed or would like to purchase an autographed copy in person, contact Susan McPhail at to make arrangements. For more information, visit

About Silver Empire

Silver Empire is an independent publisher of novels, short stories, and games and is located in Harvest, Ala. Founded in 2014, Silver Empire continues to strive to be a creative outlet for new and rising authors, while providing quality literature for public consumption and enjoyment. For more information about Silver Empire, visit