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When Kasey loses her mother to Alzheimer’s, the few friends she hasn’t pushed away rally around her, including her co-worker at Summer’s Coffee Shop and her loyal customers at the Rusty Anchor. But Willow, the woman who annoys Kasey most, may become her best ally, despite Kasey’s objections.
Being Kasey’s friend under normal circumstances is like trying to chase the wind. But when she’s faced with information that changes everything she’s known about her past, Kasey will have to decide if she can finally let down her guard to embrace whatever promises the future holds.
*Previously published as “Understanding Kasey.”
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Today marks the first day of #NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). The goal is to write a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 on November 30th.
So, here we go…
The Either Or Bookstore was a twisty maze of shelves that went from floor to ceiling. It was only about twenty foot wide but about fifty foot deep. There were a few new books, mostly from independent authors, but it was comprised mostly of used books. There were books piled on the floor in front of the shelves and boxes of books that hadn’t been gone through yet. Audra wasn’t sure how Roy made any money being so disorganized. But somehow, he’d managed to keep the store open for about thirty years, from what she understood.
She walked past the fantasy section and grimaced. She didn’t see how anyone could read that drivel. She stopped in the self-help section and looked around to make sure she was alone. She sat down in the ‘relationship’ section. There were books about catching a man, saving a marriage, taming a woman, etc. One with a bright blue cover caught her eye: “When You Don’t Have Time for a Man.” She sat down against the shelves, pulled it out, and began to thumb through it.
It was as though she was reading her own life right there in black and white. All her excuses were there in the chapter titles: No Time No Way, Let Go of Your Past, Putting Your Career Ahead of Him, When He Doesn’t Show Up…
Someone appeared at the edge of the tiny aisle, and it startled her.
“Oh!” she said and dropped the book.
The tall stranger bent down to pick it up. She was mortified as he read the title.
“Do you recommend this one?” he asked and smiled.
She stood awkwardly and reached for the book. “Oh, uh…I’m not…I just…I haven’t read it.” She was sure she was bright red.
He laughed a little.
“I didn’t mean to startle you,” he said.
The guy was handsome, and she tried desperately to cover the smear of red strawberry jam on her tank top. She also fumbled with her hair and tucked a strand behind her ear, hoping to look a little better. But she knew there was no hope.
“Ethan! Are you here?!” a woman called.
“Back here mom!” he said, his tall, lean stature stepping back to wave to the woman.
Dotty ran up and hugged his waist tightly. She was only as tall as his shoulder.
Mom? Dotty’s your Mom? Audra thought to herself.
“Oh, Audra! I see you met my Ethan!” Dotty said. “Isn’t it wonderful? He’s home!” she squealed and hugged him tighter.
He pried himself away from her grip and reached for Audra’s hand.
“It’s nice to meet you…Audra, was it?” he asked.
Audra smiled and shook his hand. “Yes.”
Dotty pushed her way between them. “Audra, this is my Ethan! Isn’t he handsome?” Then Dotty turned back to Ethan, “Oh, I just can’t believe you’re home! And for good!”
“Now, Mom. I’m not sure for how long, okay?” Ethan corrected.
“Yes, well. Look at you! You’re so skinny! First thing you need is a home-cooked meal. Come on!” she said and dragged him out of the store by the hand.
He looked over his shoulder. “See you again?” he called to Audra.
She waved. “Maybe!” she said.
When they left the store, Audra said to herself, “He belongs to Roy and Dotty? But how?”
She also realized how homely she looked and knew he was way out of her league. Why did she always meet the good ones when she was a mess?
to be continued…
If you’re participating in NaNoWriMo, best of luck! Happy writing!
Hello Moms and welcome,
I’m doing a bit of research and I need your help.
WHERE DO YOU FIND YOUR BOOKS TO READ, IF YOU READ AT ALL?
If you’ve read my blog before, you know that I’m a writer. I have two books published at the moment, and more on the way.
My target demographic for my women’s fiction novels is women, usually moms, of ages 30 and up. This is my general demographic.
In the “novelling world” (not a real term, I know), independent authors spend money, sometimes lots of it, marketing their books to their “target audience.”
My target audience, however, generally doesn’t have time to read. Nor do they spend their time searching hours on end for a new book. They just don’t have the time. They’re busy being moms and scheduling appointments, and driving carpools, and meeting repair men for the newest leak in the roof.
I get it…I’m you.
So, I’d like to know how you choose your next book to read, and what format works best for you?
Do you prefer it in audio format, so you can listen while making dinner? Do you prefer a novel in small chunks on a blog post, so you can read it when you get a chance? Do you prefer it in electronic form or as a tangible book you can hold in your hands?
Also, where do you get your recommendations? From searching amazon? From friends? From the library? From Twitter? From Facebook? Or other social media outlets?
And one last thing…
Do you prefer stories that you can relate to, or would your prefer to read a book where you can escape from life (ie. Romance)?
You see, your opinions matter to me. I’m not in the writing business to make money, however, that would be a lovely side effect. I write because I want to tell stories and entertain.
Please take a few minutes and let me know your opinions in the comments below, when you get a quick 2 minute break. And feel free to share this post so I can get more opinions.
Besides, when was the last time someone asked for YOUR opinion?
Have a fabulous day!
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When Haley and her mother, Mara, move to Helen’s quiet neighborhood, life for all three women will never be the same.
Fourteen-year-old Haley has lost hope that her mother, Mara, will ever be the doting mother she’s dreamed of having. Mara simply doesn’t have it in her. But Helen is different than any adult Haley has ever met. She’s kind and caring and seems to enjoy spending time with Haley. Helen’s garage is filled with rusted and broken treasures, and she begins teaching Haley how to re-purpose things others would have thrown away. Helen’s motto is that everything can be fixed, including people.
But she’s put to the test when Mara and Haley bring their dysfunctional soap opera to her for repair. Find out if Helen is ready for the biggest restoration project she’s ever had, or if some repairs are even too big for her to fix.