Three women: a Democrat, a Republican and a fifteen-year-old, struggle with politics, morals and misunderstanding as they rebuild family ties following the most divisive election in U.S. history. Cousins Caroline and Stella grew up close in their large Texas family. As an adult, Caroline is a staunch Republican focused on the financial and social success of her North Dallas family and her daughter’s budding singing career. When left-leaning Stella loses her high-profile advertising job in Los Angeles, Caroline invites her to visit. Both women try to reconnect despite seemingly opposite lives and political choices. Caroline’s daughter Riley is caught in the crossfire, while trying to avoid her mother’s vision of country singer stardom.
Stella struggles to get her career back on track and bonds with Riley who is secretly building her own musical following, while Caroline desperately tries to maintain control of her family through a series of deepening crises. To reconnect, the three women must give up proving they are right, and learn who they’ve become, who they want to be and what family means in a divided world.
CONTINENTAL RIFT is multiple point of view women’s fiction, complete at 90,000 words. I believe it will appeal to fans who enjoy the family dynamics and humor of books by Joshilyn Jackson and Mary Alice Monroe.
FAR FROM TOMORROW
Poised to the take the stage at an international conference in Atlanta, famous United Nations historian Diana Bolton is flooded with the spirits of the dead when bombs decimate Pyongyang, North Korea, and Denver, Colorado. Emboldened by the spirits, Diana steps to the podium and challenges the audience to demand peace. Video of Diana’s speech goes viral, and online followers ask her to lead an anti-war revolution, while escalating tweets show a US president threatening to bomb again. The spirits urge Diana to step into history instead of hiding her life behind it. With help from a team of old colleagues and new friends, she struggles to avoid government hawks trying to stop her and build an international coalition for peace before the next bombs fall.
Women’s fiction with speculative elements, FAR FROM TOMORROW is complete at 84,000 words. The novel is about fighting for what is good, in ourselves and in others, in an era focused on power and war. It is a call to action in a world gone awry that will appeal to fans of The Power by Naomi Alderman and Vox by Christina Dalcher.
THE PODCAST CHRONICLES
Sue Cleary thought her life was going off the rails before a New York developer decided to build the Winter Wonderland Resort in her small Colorado town. Now she's got to find a way to stop the development, and just may save herself in the process. THE PODCAST CHRONICLES is women's fiction complete at 83,000 words.