The Hustings Sequel Has Arrived!

In this fiction novel that challenges religious beliefs, a haunting past is resolved when Ronnie confronts visions from heaven, faces evil that devastated her family, and supports unthinkable actions to reconcile past wrongs.

Veronica Emma Mae Husting has reinvented herself more than once in a chase for elusive happiness. Ronnie finally comes home but experiences a near-death accident that forces her to face the past, present, and possible future during a visit to the afterlife. She learns what is important without totally abandoning the riches she has always adored.

Having reconnected with Ware Treallor, the true love of her life and father of her only daughter, Ronnie works to strengthen her family presence but discovers how much she has missed. This book carries the reader through Ronnie’s life in California and her fight to avoid addiction to prescription drugs, a threat brought on by a decision to marry for wealth.

Family secrets continue to surface as Ware and Ronnie reestablish the Husting estate that haunts them with tragedies that they must share with all their children and grandchildren.

Ware’s grown son and daughter by another marriage react to their father’s truths differently. Both are challenged to be with the person they love for reasons that vary as greatly as the family’s misfortunes. Ware discovers mysteries surrounding his sister Betty’s involvement in Ronnie’s broken past, and he takes drastic actions to bring Betty to the place she belongs.

The Hustings: Ronnie’s Resurrection brings each character to their intended home.

Currently available at these locations with more outlets coming soon:

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

Archway Publishing

Signed copies may be ordered HERE.

Holiday Events 2022

November is the month for local boutiques and artist shows of all kinds. Shoppers are thinking about unique and fun gifts for loved ones while artists and writers are offering their finest goods to meet those expectations.

Shop for new quilts for a gift package of “A Book & A Blanket” as a special gift this year. Newest designs include larger sizes in both cozy and traditional styles. Here’s a preview:

The Sequel

The Hustings: Ronnie’s Resurrection

Work on The Hustings: Ronnie’s Resurrection is in the final stages. The work is complete and with Beta readers.

This sequel takes the reader on Ronnie’s journey to heaven during an extended coma. Ronnie struggles to makes sense of her experience, and her life is turned upside down when she and her lifelong soulmate and new husband uncover the evil deeds of their families. Beloved Betty, Ware’s sister and Veronica’s nanny and only known mother, has left a path of devastation in the Husting family and must pay for her sins.

More truths are revealed in The Hustings: Ronnie’s Resurrection. Heirs of the Husting family face difficult realities. Acceptance of life choices sparks a challenge to belief systems, leaving Ware and Ronnie to question the damage they may have done by reuniting after nearly 50 years of separation.

The family struggles with questions about relationships. Why stay true to what you believe when everyone around you has different understandings of the good life? What course should a parent take when offspring diverge from the path paved for them with love and care? How does a family reconcile differences in understanding right and wrong? Who pays the greatest price for staying true to one’s own beliefs?

The Hustings: Ronnie’s Resurrection stands alone for readers who have not had a chance to read the novel. Early lives of all characters play a role in how Ronnie’s Resurrection leads to acceptance and deeper love across a family that has been riddled with devastation. Readers may want to get familiar with the characters in A Family Web.


Read The Hustings: A Family Web to prepare for the release of The Hustings: Ronnie’s Resurrection.

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The novel introduces the reader to the Husting family and the layers of complexity created by early tragedy in Veronica Emma Mae Husting’s life. Reviewed by Green Gables Book Reviews, the book is highly rated and suggested for book club reads. Visit bpongreen.com to read more.

Book Festival 2022!

Selected as Feature Novel

LA Times Festival of Books 2022

The Hustings: A Family Web

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The Hustings: A Family Web will be featured at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books 2022. The book was selected for its strong storyline.

This year will be the 42nd year of the LA Times Book Festival and will be held on the USC campus April 23-24, 2002. Visit the website for detailed information.

The Hustings: A Family Web introduces the reader to the Husting family and the layers of complexity created by early tragedy in Veronica Emma Mae Husting’s life. Reviewed by Green Gables Book Reviews, the book is highly rated and suggested for book club selection.

Visit bpongreen.com to read more.

Click the Shop Now tab to order a copy of The Hustings: A Family Web and prepare for the release of the sequel, The Hustings: Ronnie’s Resurrection, expected in late spring 2022.

Opportunities in COVID19

Isolation or Inspiration?

Time is always at a premium making it very difficult to write, read, organize, talk to friends and family on the phone, or just to sit and think. With COVID19, some of the time constraints may have been lifted.

Free hours have not been a bonus for everyone. People who are managing day jobs remotely have been experiencing very long work days.

Even with all of the challenges brought by stay-home orders, there is hope that the hurdles being managed are creating inspiration for present or future work.

Look for the Humor

In the stress and frenzy of working from home, everyone is learning a great deal about human nature. The capacity to manage deadline-driven tasks while learning how to apply technology for productivity can be tested from time to time. Think of the potential for laughter in all of these trials. It is abundant!

Here are a few prompts to get those fingers flying, at least to jot down thoughts for another day:

  • How have personalities presented different sides during virtual work? Imagine a calm and composed colleague getting upset and shutting off the computer camera, a proverbial slamming door.
  • Who is the team member hiding behind the virtual wall and suddenly participating in radical ways? Capture this person suddenly offering profound suggestions that will shape the future of an entire business empire.
  • Did technology take on a role in your life that will alter how you function in the future? Describe your supervisor’s response when you refuse to travel because it is frivolous, now that you know how to use a virtual meeting platform.
  • Do you have newly designed COVID19 business attire? Think about your first day in a major meeting, prepared to present your four-month project to the Board of Directors, as you are dressed in your newest suit.

Get creative, create insanity out the moment, and help others laugh. Everyone can use a little levity.

Happy Writing!

An Intriguing Family Saga

The Hustings A Family Web Available HERE

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.

Writers Reading

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?

Continue reading “Writers Reading”