February 21, 2019

PATCHES, a collection of short stories, is now available as an e-book.

Patches 333x500Here is a blurb from the back cover:

Patches tells the tale of one woman’s life, Wilma, through a series of interwoven short stories. The stories begin in 1943 when we learn that Wilma’s father, recently drafted into the army, is about to leave for boot camp. Wilma, an infant and the first born of this young couple, sleeps in her mother’s arms as her parents bicker. The sadness and fear of the impending separation looms large.

Roger, Wilma’s father, returns home after the war a changed man. Angry and sullen, Roger is unable to hold down a job and becomes like a ghost moving in and out of the family life. Wilma’s mother, Pearl, with only meager resources, struggles to piece together a life for her family.

During the Cold War, Roger becomes obsessed with the fear of a nuclear war and builds a bomb shelter in the backyard. Wilma fearful of an atomic bomb attack worries that she will not live to be sixteen. But she does and with much maneuvering manages to go to a junior college by saving her money working as a power sewing machine operator.

Eventually, Wilma moves out of her parent’s house, vowing to be a stronger woman than her mother. Throughout her ordeals, she struggles to come to terms with her past and find inner peace.

PATCHES  is now available at these e-vendors:

 AMAZON  B&N  iBooks  KOBO



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  1. Nalo on February 22, 2019 at 4:29 am

    Congratulations !!

    • Pushing Time on February 22, 2019 at 7:41 am

      Thanks Nalo!! Very exciting for me. This is a lot of fun! Hard work? Yes hard work, but a lot of fun when I see the end product. Thanks again!

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