Sometimes an empty life is heavier than we can carry.
After seven years, 32-year old novelist Kate Archer has her husband Paul, her career, and little else. In a tepid marriage, buckling under the expectations of friends and family, Kate has become invisible to everyone, especially herself. Writing, her sole remaining passion, is an embarrassment at home.
Kate finds an unlikely kindred spirit in Rob Graham, a mercurial author half a world away. Their collision on a sweltering Brooklyn afternoon upends her life, an impact that snaps Kate from her melancholy.
Unable to deny her emptiness and longing, Kate strikes out for new experiences in a bid for self-discovery. Rather than become illuminated, Kate loses herself time and again, and when tragedy strikes it casts her dreams into doubt.
Determined to build a life, a self of her own, Kate must fight a tide of expectations and learn to love who she is, not the many women she could be.
I am an adopted Brooklynite who’s never put down roots for long. Beau, my beloved Great Dane, keeps me grounded and social, and shelling out for tennis balls he refuses to chase or bring back.
When I’m not writing I collect ships, and travel to bakeries in nearby towns as self-appointed elector of World’s Best Snickerdoodle. My criteria is admittedly simple, and at least three states have won so far. New Mexico, my sites are now on you.
American Girl is my debut literary novel. I’ve written speculative fiction and contemporary novels, along with other books, for a number of years. My one-hundred-year-old grandma still sends me job clippings from the classifieds and five dollars in my birthday card. Your purchase of this book is doing us both a favor.
What’s next? Wolfpen Hollow Waltz is scheduled for release in Spring 2019, with plenty of speculative fiction in between. I look forward to sharing all of it with you.