Well, you know what Eleanor Roosevelt said, right?
“Do one thing every day that scares you.”
When I was a mass communication major, I realized very quickly that I like being behind the camera more than I like being in front of it, which is why I gravitated toward writing. So, here I am taking a big leap and doing a little video about my upcoming book.
That’s right…I’m trying to take my book promotion to the next level. LOL.
Anyway, here’s the video about the new book that’s coming in July.
I really hope you like it.
There are 22 total stories as I’m a couple of weeks away from going to press. Here’s a list of what’s in the book with a quick overview of the storyline for each:
The Message in the Bottle: a story about a last ditch effort to find love when internet dating and fix-ups don’t work.
After I Was Dead: a story about a restless ghost who seeks revenge on her young killer.
Dr. DeCarlo’s Patient: a story about an emergency room doctor who may be falling in love for the first time.
Unlost: a story about an older woman who finds a new friendship after the death of her husband.
Finding Luster: a story about a single mom who bounces back after an abusive relationship.
The Girl on the Trapeze: a story told from a man’s perspective about whether or not to give love another chance.
The Ugly Side of People: a story about gossips and judgmental women who misunderstand another woman’s situation.
Sophie’s Ladybug: a story of a young girl whose father goes off to war.
The Postcard: a story of love and forgiveness, and knowing when and how to apologize.
The Spell: a story about a witch who wants to forget a hurtful friendship.
The Beach Cottage: a story about a middle-aged woman who has to figure out whether it’s worth it to save her marriage.
Sarah and Daniel: a story about love and the timing of relationships.
Smashing Pumpkins: a story about a young girl who is angry at her mother for leaving the family and what she does to get back at her.
Contelli’s Mimosa: the original short story on which Beneath the Mimosa Tree is based.
The Fortune Teller: the story about moving on from something you know isn’t right.
Broom: the story of a broom that comes to life and grants a young girl three wishes.
Tears to Funny: the story of an affair between two likable people told in dialogue only.
Alberto’s Gravy: the story of the saucy beginning of a relationship.
Life with Nan: the story of a woman who lives with her grandmother in the Cotswolds and what she learns from her and her friends.
Playing with Fire: the story of the Wicked With of the West, her mother, and of course, Dorothy.
The Slump: the story of a Major League baseball pitcher’s slump, the reporter who covers it, and the future Hall-of-Famer who acts as the middle man when things get dicey.
An Untold Love Story: the story of a well-known author as she overcomes a crippling phobia and makes an appearance at a bookstore back in her hometown.