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Thursday, May 29, 2014
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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:
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.
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,
volumes of poetry, stories
for children (of all ages) and
a variety of children's musicals. Her titles include:
Phoenix Hose, Hook & Ladder: A Novel of Phoenixville during World War I
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
Rainbow in the Sky
of Oreigh Ogglefont
The Basset Chronicles.
Cats of Nine Tales
Water: A Collection of Poems
Exodus Ending: A
Collection of More Spiritual Poems
We Three Kings
Beauty and the Beast
Peter, Wolf, and Red Riding
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.