A lawyer by training, my day job is working with people suffering homelessness. By night, I write about humanity wherever I find it…which is pretty much everywhere. If you’ve clicked this far, that’s likely not new news to you.
Like what you’ve read? Keep going, especially if you are a literary agent on the prowl for a completed manuscript, women’s fiction, 92k words. In fact, let’s save some time. Here’s my query:
Forged in a household where control and possession masquerade as motherly love, unsurprisingly, the Shore women’s ways of coping with relationships aren’t working. What they really need to do is to stand up to the creepy family patriarch. But standing up to Dad would mean standing up for themselves, which none of them—even as adults–know how to do. So their twisted understandings of love continue to hobble them.
Jenny, a recently divorced mother of two, is devastated to learn of her ex’s perky new girlfriend and wonders whether an affair might cheer her up. Meanwhile, her sister Lucy is being devoured by a secret eating disorder she knows only as the Food Monster, born as a shield against her parents’ judgment. Their mother is so desperate to hang on to her husband’s wandering attention that she’ll sacrifice anyone and anything in her way…including her own daughters.
One woman just might find the courage to break free.
You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll shift uncomfortably in your seat. Interested? Gimme a shout.