Monday, October 3, 2011

"The Odd Couple"


OK then, ladies, germs and cats. I've been hard at work on getting the second edition of "The Odd Couple" out. And it's out! At Smashwords, at least. Anytime now, it should be out for the Kindle and Nook as well. (I will post when that happens.) It should also be ready in print in about a week.

This second edition is not a mere re-issuance. The edition has substantial changes compared with the first edition. But did I do a complete rewrite? No, for several reasons.

-First, I felt my writing was fine as is (not as good as it is now, but certainly good). "The Odd Couple" was a finalist for a GCLS award in 2009 (for 2008 printing) for a reason, right? ;-)

- Second, everyone should have a "first" book. It's kind of fun to track the progress of a writer.

Anyway, here's the summary of "The Odd Couple." Read an excerpt here.

*****

Morrisey Hawthorne and her four-year-old son, Gareth, have a pretty good life. Then one day they meet Charlene Sudsbury, who is trying to move on from the suicide of her son, JP, three years before. Gareth is nearly the mirror image of JP, and Charlene connects instantly with him. Not quite so with Morrisey, who can't escape fast enough after Charlene shows her a picture of JP. Charlene is convinced Morrisey is hiding something and sets out in search of the truth.

Despite the circumstances, the two women form an unusual bond and end up with a lot more than they bargained for. But when an old friend of JP's resurfaces, he challenges the fragile trust Morrisey and Charlene have been building.

Can these two women overcome the obstacles that separate them from the happiness they seek?

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