Birdie Beers left home for college and never returned. When the new life she created falls down around her, she must leave it all behind and come back to the place that reminds her of the person she used to be. As she gets used to a new way in her old life she discovers some things never change, real love does last forever, and home is where your grandfather’s cane is always by the front door.
Targeted Age Group:: Adult 18+
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I have seen many people in my life get out of abusive relationships. I have always considered them the ultimate heroes. I want other women (or men) who might be in similar situations, or fear they might be headed in that direction, to look at Birdie Beers as inspiration that getting out is possible, and things can only get better from there.
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
Like many other authors, I look through lists of baby names on a regular basis to see what pops out at me. I had already decided my main character’s last name would be Beers, because of the title, and when I saw “Birdie” I just knew. I feel like a woman named Birdie has to be strong to begin with, to me is just screams “You may be able to hold me down, but I won’t stay there very long.”
The best friend in my books is always inspired by my real life best friend, Joanna. The antagonist, Walter, is a textbook abuser. I did the research and created him from facts, it wasn’t until afterward that I realized he is the exact same person as several people I already know.
Lincoln Briggs is purely fictional…but I sure wish he were real.
Birdie Beers dabs concealer under her left eye. She blends outward and upward before stepping back from the mirror to inspect her handiwork.
Not quite satisfied, she leans in closer and repeats the process. She follows with a thick layer of foundation and a heavy dusting of powder before finishing with blush, eyeliner, mascara, and lipstick.
She leans back, allowing her vision to focus and view the finished product. While she’d been aiming for a natural look, the dark berry lipstick makes her look more like she’s going to a gala. Nevertheless, she realizes she’s done a passable job at concealing her greatest shame.
She hollers out the door, “Hey Walt, come check this out!”
He appears in the doorway of the bathroom, still in the white shirt and black pants he wore to work, and studies her face. “Your eye looks puffy, why didn’t you put ice on it last night? And that lipstick makes you look like an old whore. I’m going to have to call Michael and tell him we’re not coming.”
Walter Markley never hit Birdie Beers.
Until he did.
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