Excited to report I have launched my Encore E-Pub Collection, with MOLLIE PRIDE. Meaning that after being out of print for fifteen years, this book is again available for readers. Since sharing my stories is what I live to do, that’s a really big deal. And the most astonishing thing of all, I did it myself.
Here’s the skinny.
MOLLIE PRIDE is the tale of a young woman born in 1920 who is the youngest member of her family’s vaudeville act. At the age of five she’s dancing onto the stage at fairs and carnivals from Maine to Texas—dressed like a flapper and doing the Charleston. Of course, being one of my stories this picture isn’t exactly what it seems. There’s a dip back into the world of 1896, when Mollie’s mother is born, and the tale hurtles on from there to Mollie becoming first a child star on radio, the new entertainment craze that all America cannot live without, to her marrying a radio engineer at age sixteen, and four years later hosting Mornings With Mollie, a daily talk show listened to by pretty much every woman in the country. By then it’s the late 1930′s, and the drums of war begin to beat so loudly they cannot be ignored.
In an age when a woman cannot open a bank account without a man’s signature, Mollie’s success is a threat to her marriage. Meanwhile she begins to have ugly suspicions about her sister, who has married a millionaire and is living what looks like a picture perfect life on New York’s Upper East Side. But Hitler and the Nazis change everything for everyone, Mollie included.
President Roosevelt and a guy known as Wild Bill Donovan are quickly and secretly crafting a network of spies—their OSS will eventually become the CIA—and draw Mollie into their orbit. She is sent to London on one of the original Pan American Clipper ships (sixteen hours and two stops to refuel), and eventually reports the horrors of the blitz to her listeners back home. By then not only is her personal life a disaster, terror and treason have come to stalk her every word.
I wrote the book in the late 1980′s, and while it was published and popular all over Europe, it never came out in the States. (A quirk having to do with my changing publishers.) So I’m hoping readers here will get to know Mollie and fall in love with her.
Remember I said I did it myself? Here’s what I meant. Though my new work is published by the randy penguins, otherwise known as Penguin Random, I re-issued this second edition of MOLLIE PRIDE as a Kindle e-book. And if you don’t have a Kindle you can download a free app for your computer, tablet, or phone here http://tinyurl.com/43r6l4m See how untechy I am? I know I should be able to make that a nice neat little hot “here,” but I don’t know how to do it. And I don’t know how to tell you that for the special introductory price of $2.99 you can get your own copy of MOLLIE PRIDE to read on your Kindle or Kindle App with another of those hot “heres.” I have to say please click on http://tinyurl.com/MolliePride