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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Announcing...Release of My First Novel!

I am so excited, that I just have to share this with you!

As many of you know, for the past two years or so I've been writing a novel. It's been a long haul and a bit of struggle to get it finished and ready for publication. But
Forty-Thirty was finally released yesterday. Yet another banner day in the life of this fledging author and Literary Blogger!

Forty-Thirty is a coming-of-age historical novel set in both a small New York suburban village in the 1960s and Italy at the turn of the last century. Here's the description that appears on the back cover:

"Josephine Angelina McIvers is a teenager in the mid-1960s, the tumultuous era of a class-conscious America in the throes of the Vietnam War. Under the shadow of an overly protective mother, she matures into adulthood, coping with true love found and then lost. Immersing herself in playing tennis, she ventures forth into the world to find personal as well as professional fulfillment. On her coming-of-age journey, Josey learns that scoring points both in the sport of tennis and the game of life is not as easy as she thought it would be. Set in a small suburban village just outside of New York City, this is an enjoyable, yet poignant novel about growing up and discovering one’s true self and one’s place on and off the courts of the world." 

Okay, I'm not going to bore you with how good I think it is. I am not going to regale you with the salient details of its multi-faceted, complex plot line that took me months to figure out. And I'm not even going to beg you on both knees to "please, please, please" hike over to amazon.com and buy a copy or two. (It's available in both paperback and Kindle format.) But I do ask that you take a look at the wondrous review of my novel on www.authorexposure.com.

I really hope that after you read the review you will be intrigued and inclined to please buy a copy and enjoy reading Forty-Thirty as much as I've enjoyed writing it.

Thank you!

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June J. McInerney, the host of this Literary Blog, is an author, poet, and librettist. Her currently published works include a novel, a book of spiritual inspirations, two volumes of poetry, stories for children (of all ages) and a variety of children's musicals. Her titles include:
Miss Elmira's Secret Treasure: A Novel of Phoenixville during the Early 1900s
Colonial Theatre: A Novel of Phoenixville during the Roarin' 20s 
Phoenix Hose, Hook & Ladder: A Novel of Phoenixville during World War I
Columbia Hotel: A Novel of Phoenixville during the Early 1900s
the Schuylkill Monster: A Novel of Phoenixville in 1978
The Prisoner's Portrait: A Novel of Phoenxville during World War II
Rainbow in the Sky
Meditations for New Members

Adventures of Oreigh Ogglefont
The Basset Chronicles.
Cats of Nine Tales
Spinach Water: A Collection of Poems
Exodus Ending: A Collection of More Spiritual Poems

We Three Kings

Beauty and the Beast


Noah's Rainbow

Peter, Wolf, and Red Riding Hood



Originally from the New York metropolitan area, June currently lives near Valley Forge Park in Pennsylvania with her constant and loving companions, FrankieBernard and Sebastian Cat. She is currently working on her sixth novel.

June's novels can be purchased at amazon.com, through Barnes and Noble,
at the Historical Society of the Phoenixville Area,
the Gateway Pharmacy in Phoenixvile, PA

For more information about her musicals, which are also available on amazon.com,