Click on any cover image below to buy on Amazon.com. If you click on House of Cuts or House of Dads paperback editions, you can listen to an audio sample, read by L.A. radio personality Ginny Harman.
In the midst of deciding whether or not to marry detective Ed Kiffin, Hillary must find out if cousin Teddy’s death was an accident or fratricide—the outcome of passive-aggressive sibling rivalry—aimed from his twin sister Violet, who is willing to kill her own mother to protect her power in Broome Construction Corporation, control of which passed to her at Teddy’s death. Buffeted by uncovering shocking family secrets, Hillary must stop Violet from committing matricide that could spill over and put Hillary’s life in danger, as well.
A related piece is the story of Gillam’s innocent participation in Pearl Harbor Day, told in her award-winning creative non-fiction, “Was ‘V’ Just for Victory?”
A small group journeys through action/reflection cycles — a holistic methodology to improve craft
Over one semester’s time, this small group moves though deepening cycles of action and reflection, building their craft skills from the inside out, and discovering along the way how writing juicy tales is like making love.
Their discoveries include inner and outer methods for writing stories containing tension as well as experiential “felt” criteria for recognizing not only when they are in the process of writing compelling stories but also when their output demonstrates successful achievement of such stories.
Writers who want to keep readers hooked will find guidance and inspiration here, along with story structure tools such as the author’s original “Hot Spot Grid.”
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