One Author's Life: A Personal Blog

When a Novel Sparks Meaningful Dialogue

June 5, 2014

One of the interesting aspects of writing a novel set in the early 1960s is that many of the people who read my book lived through the era.

Iíve heard from many women (my own mother included) who remember having feelings similar to Jackie Hart, my lead character in Miss Dreamsville and the Collier County Womenís Literary Society. A middle-aged wife and mother of three, Jackie is restless and feels more than a bit unappreciated but she lives at a time when womenís options were far more limited. (more…)