The Coach House by Florence Osmund
The Coach House story begins in 1945 Chicago. Newlyweds Marie Marchetti and her husband, Richard, have the perfect life together. Or at least it seems until Marie discovers cryptic receipts hidden in their basement and a gun in Richard's desk drawer. When she learns he secretly attends a mobster’s funeral, her suspicions are heightened, and when she inadvertently interrupts a meeting between him and his so-called business associates in their home, he causes her to fall down the basement steps, compelling Marie to run for her life.
Ending up in Atchison, Kansas, Marie rents a coach house apartment tucked behind a three-story Victorian home and quietly sets up a new life for herself. Richard soon learns her whereabouts and lets her know he is not out of the picture yet, but ironically, it is the discovery of the identity of Marie’s real father and his ethnicity that unexpectedly affect her life more than Richard ever could.
About The Author...
After a successful career in the corporate world, I retired to write novels in the literary fiction genre. I like to craft stories that are character-based and challenge readers to survey their own values.
My only non-fiction book "How to Write, Publish, and Promote a Novel" is dedicated to helping new authors. Here I offer advice I wish I had received before I started writing my first book. I talk about—
• where to begin
• how to promote your book even before it’s written
• building an author platform
• how to spot a scam
• working with editors
I include topics that will help new authors hone their writing techniques such as—
• developing fully fledged characters
• using back story effectively
• creating dynamic scenes
• active versus passive voice
• the ‘show, don’t tell’ concept
• point of view
At the end of each chapter are included many links to other websites that will help authors become better at their craft.
I am a book reviewer/assessor for several organizations and currently live on a small, tranquil lake in northern Illinois where I continue to write.
Amazon author page http://www.amazon.com/author/florenceosmund
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