Imagine your mind floating back in time and reading about the summer of 1971—the care free days. Well… almost carefree. Ten year old Gerty prevents that from happening. Every summer, Gerty spends one week with her granny. Seems normal… right? It turns out not to be so normal when this precocious little girl does a naughty thing. Unlike past summers, something different happens in 1971. Gerty’s Aunt Bessie gets a telephone party line. Quickly, Gerty learns that she can listen in on the neighbor’s conversations. But it doesn’t stop there. She repeats what she hears to total strangers—better known as gossiping. You will have to read what happens with that.
The Party Line is a light hearted novel that will make you laugh and gasp. It is for all ages. If you’re older, I forewarn you that you will remember some wonderful times.
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I also have novels in the genre of romantic suspense. I can honestly say that I love writing in both genres. Writing in historical fiction was a lot more work researching. The genre of romantic suspense allows the imagination to go wild.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Write what you know and enjoy. Research everything you can on writing! Learn how to build characters and scenes. Take classes if you can. There are several online. Join writers groups. I’m involved with several. Usually, they will read several pages each month or so.
I grew up a shy little girl who loved to read and play outside. Now that I’m older, I still love to read and play outside. But now I can add one more favorite to my list—writing. I have three sisters, two children, and a cat. I drive a truck and love to cook. I have a MBA in management. My father’s job moved us from state to state, so I’ve lived in several. I also backpacked across Europe and visited several countries. But I still call Oklahoma home.
I grew up in Oklahoma during the seventies. I have so many fond memories of listening to conversations on the party line, I thought I would share them.