11/16/14 WEWRIWA

Too cold here in NY but who is complaining. I am, for one. I miss the ease into each season and now it’s an inundation of frosty days and a touch of snow. Enough with the whining. I’m happy to be alive enjoying life, family and friends. And the wonders of writing.  Today I move along with Help Wanted. Book 3 in the River’s Edge Series. Last week  Sally spoke up for herself when Jerry Adams refused to see her. My heroine is spreading her wings or trying to. What happens next in the Atwood household? Read on. It’s the following morning.

excerpt in eight:

6 a.m Lunch box filled and ready to go, Steve sat eating scrambled eggs and toast as he thought about no apple dumplings in months when Sally seduced him with food so they’d check out River’s Edge, a small town she’d read about.   One glance at his watch and he headed for the door calling to her, “Sally, I left bills on top of the check book in the office since I’m working, you take over the job of bill paying; have a nice day, honey.”
Too late she ran down the stairs to catch him but the truck drove off and turned the corner gone for the rest of the day.
“What the hell?” in a fury over the orders and attitude that she had nothing else to do but clean house and pay bills to add to chores even though he appreciated her new found talent, Sally stomped around the kitchen.  Into the sink went the frying pan with remnants of scrambled eggs, crumbs from toast were left on the table. Rice Chex and blueberries were enough for her.
The phone rang; “Grace Trumbull here, calling because Scott and I heard Jerry Adams at the Cable company was rude, didn’t even look at your interview and we’re furious and have a plan. Do you have time to meet for breakfast at the diner in about half an hour?”

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Steve and Sally Atwood have some big adjustments to make when they move to River’s Edge. Steve has lost his career in the corporate world and finds work painting houses. Sally flings off her apron and pursues her lifelong dream to be a reporter in the small town with a big heart, where the motto is ‘Kindness to Strangers’. Afraid he is losing Sally to a more exciting world, Steve panics, but despite Sally’s lecherous new boss, together they rediscover all the love of their thirty-five years together and the excitement that brings.






More good news is that Volume 1 of the 3 book River’s Edge series was just released. Both print and eformats are available.

She Didn’t Say No, Housebroken, Help Wanted all in one one volume. I’m excited . Happy Dance here.


48 thoughts on “11/16/14 WEWRIWA

  1. Sally Atwood and Grace Trumbull teaming up? I do believe Jerry Adams is in for a bit of trouble. As far as Steve… men! LOL. It’s hard for some people to understand someone else’s lifestyle, Steve is used to “reporting” somewhere for work, Sally can make her office almost anywhere; he sees it as sitting at home all day. They’ve got a great rapport, they’ll work through the rough spots. Great snippet, says so much in a short snippet.

  2. I’m betting she doesn’t pay the bills and Steve gets pissed and they have to work through that — normal everyday stuff that I don’t usually get interested in reading about, but your characters pull me in! I’m pulling for them because I know how tough transitions are though to be honest, I have a soft spot for Sally 🙂

  3. Not sure I like his ‘since I’m working’ comment. It’s not like she’s not trying to get a job and he has to know that. Guess I expected him to be a little more understanding and comforting after what she went through with that jerk. Instead Steve also got to be the jerk in this snippet!

    Can’t wait to see what plan Grace has up her sleeve. Should be fun!

  4. Ahh, I love the sound of this partnership! The only thing stronger than one feisty, frustrated, and determined woman is adding another to the mix! Can’t wait for more! 🙂

  5. I was annoyed on her behalf for that bill paying comment LOL. Can’t wait to see what plot will be hatching with Grace. Really enjoying this story (but I enjoy all your stories, such a treat to read them 🙂 Excellent excerpt!

  6. Ah, you can feel the frustration just jump off the page. I think all of us women can relate to that, grrr feeling once in awhile. Looking forward to seeing her make her mark : )

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