Take a few minutes to hear Chapter 1 of The Hustings: A Family Web read by the author.
What’s better than a good book and a blanket?
A book at the beach is even better when you can stretch out on a personal quilt. New quilts will be on display and ready for order during the month of July.
Watch for new colors and designs. The bundle will make a great gift for a family member, friend, or even yourself.
The Hustings is a family saga that follows the life of the main character, Veronica, from birth to age 70. She is born into privilege and is challenged to understand the difference between being happy and being rich. Ronnie moves away, marries for riches, and plans never to return. When her life falls apart, she returns to Delaware. Family secrets, once unveiled, bring Ronnie home where she belongs, but continued tragedy leads to disaster for both Ronnie’s daughter and grandchildren. Good and evil mix as the remaining Hustings navigate a family web in a story that is filled with intrigue and plot twists.
There is good news for readers of The Hustings: A Family Web who are ready for a sequel. The work has begun!
In the second book, Veronica Husting will unravel her past. By confronting all that happened to her during a near-death experience, she learns more secrets about her wealthy family and the people she once loved and trusted.
Updates will be posted here as things develop for the Husting family.
Research: How much is too much?
Writing authentically is a challenge when a setting is unfamiliar to the author. Understanding setting and circumstance is necessary to maintain credibility with readers. The wrong application of science, for instance, can wreak havoc for an author. So, as most authors would agree, research is a task that cannot go by the wayside. Reading, visiting locations, observing people, watching documentaries or other films are all ways that writers can gather valuable knowledge.
Simple Ideas to Remember
The more a writer reads, the greater his or her chances are for improved writing.
That statement seems to be universally accepted. Suppose, for just a moment, that the writer is distracted by the reading material. What if the material is outside the comfort zone and knowledge base of the writer? How, then, does that reading increase the chances of improved writing?