4/26/15 WEWRIWA

April showers bring May flowers. So true as I see everything blooming so nicely. Hostas all over the place plus more perrenials. What a joy to sit on the back porch for a little while and soak up a bit of sunshine. The third in the River’s Edge trilogy is Spreading Her Wings to be released next week. The story begins with a frantic call to Sally Kirkwood early one summer morning from a neighbor. Sally, the intrepid reporter everyone counts on rises to the occasion.

excerpt in eight:

“Sally? Is this Sally? It’s Teresa from the Silver Belles Club. My daughter’s gone.” Close to hysteria, the woman’s voice cracked.
“Teresa.” Sally cleared her mind; Teresa who had some health issues last year.A quick glance at the clock showed 7:30. Sally crawled out of bed.

“What do you mean your daughter’s gone? I didn’t even know you had a daughter so just be cool and I’ll be right over.”

Always speedy in an emergency, Sally pulled on jeans, a shirt and tied on sneakers.
Sally Atwood, reporter extraordinaire in River’s Edge, ran three blocks from her home to knock on Teresa Maxwell’s door.

A wan red eyed thin woman opened the door to fall into Sally’s arms.
“Jack’s out of town, Misty was visiting for a few days when suddenly she got a bunch of calls, dressed, packed and when I went shopping for dinner, she left without a word.”

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46 thoughts on “4/26/15 WEWRIWA

  1. Mysterious calls, a disappearance and now Sally is there to look into it – sounds like an exciting story. Great snippet.

  2. Ooh that’s tension! What happened to the daughter? What’s she mixed up in? What can Sally do? For sure Sally won’t just pat the woman on the shoulder and say “there there dear.” I agree, I’d call her in a crisis too! 🙂

  3. Hi Jenna. We must start a Sally club. More next week. Actually I was surprised my publisher decided to release the book on eformat next week. It will also be in a trilogy of River’s Edge series for Mother’s Day in print and eformat. Whoopee-do.

  4. Nothing equals the panic of a mother who can’t locate her child. You’ve really captured that moment, Charmaine. Well done!

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