Thursday, October 6, 2016

Karolina's Twins by Ronald H. Balson Makes a Great Escape!

Thank you to Ronald  H. Balson for coming to Writer’s Corner to celebrate the Pink Escape.  We are excited to feature his novel Karolina's Twins.  If you like history with a little mystery thrown in then we have a great story for you.  Let the words of the author be your escape.


Lena Woodward, an elderly woman, enlists the help of both lawyer Catherine Lockhart and private investigator Liam Taggart to appraise the story of her harrowing past in Nazi occupied Poland. At the same time, Lena’s son Arthur presents her with a hefty lawsuit under the pretense of garnering her estate—and independence—for his own purposes. Where these stories intersect is through Lena’s dubious account of her life in war-torn Poland, and her sisterhood with a childhood friend named Karolina. Lena and Karolina struggled to live through the atrocity of the Holocaust, and at the same time harbored a courageous, yet mysterious secret of maternity that has troubled Lena throughout her adult life. In telling her story to Catherine and Liam, Lena not only exposes the realities of overcoming the horrors of the Holocaust, she also comes to terms with her own connection to her dark past.                 
About the Author:  

Ronald H. Balson is a Chicago trial attorney, an educator, and writer. His practice has taken him to several international venues. He is also the author of Saving Sophie and the international bestseller Once We Were Brothers

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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Escape With the Spice Box Letters Giveaway

The Spice Box Letters is a new release by St. Martins Press last month.  The publisher is sharing one copy of The Spice Box Letters in a giveaway here on Writer’s Corner.  This novel is another journey into the past just waiting for discovery by Katerina.   

Katerina inherits a scented, wooden spice box after her grandmother Mariam dies. It contains letters and a diary, written in Armenian. As she pieces together her family story, Katerina learns that Mariam's childhood was shattered by the Armenian tragedy of 1915.

Mariam was exiled from her home in Turkey and separated from her beloved brother, Gabriel, her life marred by grief and the loss of her first love. Dissatisfied and restless, Katerina tries to find resolution in her own life as she completes Mariam's story – on a journey that takes her across Cyprus and then half a world away to New York.
Miracles, it seems, can happen—for those trapped by the past, and for Katerina herself.

About the Author:

EVE MAKIS studied at Leicester University and worked as a journalist and radio presenter in the UK and Cyprus before becoming a novelist. She is the author of The Spice Box Letters. Eve is a part time tutor in creative writing at Nottingham University. She is married with two children and lives in the UK and Cyprus.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Update On Me!

When October ended last year, I had surgery.  This surgery would remove the cancer from my body, but more specifically my breast.  The cancer was completely removed.  The surgeon took the breast and some lymph nodes that were cancerous.  I am technically in remission. My doctor recently shared that the more there are no symptoms the better the chance of survival.  I have also had another surgery as well.  I am planning on one more surgery moving forward.  This one will hopefully end my journey with cancer.  I will have reconstruction of both right and left.   I live each day in appreciation of the chance to live it.
I will continue to have the program of the Pink Escape each year.  I am excited to see how it will grow.  I want to be able to make a difference in the fight against breast cancer.  I am indebted to all those who have prayed and continue to pray.  We need to lift up others in prayer.   This year I am featuring Emory Winship program.  Please see the link on the side for donations. 
These authors and publishers are participating so far: 
Jenny Colgan
B.A. Paris
Eve Makis
St. Martin’s Press
Harper Collins
Thank you,
Jencey Gortney

Monday, October 3, 2016

Pink Escape: Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris

Are you ready for a great escape?  Then look no further than B.A. Paris's novel Behind Closed Doors.   We are happy to feature this  novel here.  

Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace: he has looks and wealth, she has charm and elegance. You'd like to get to know Grace better. But it's difficult, because you realize Jack and Grace are never apart. Perhaps it’s simply true love?

Now, picture this: a dinner party at their perfect home, the conversation and wine flowing. They appear to be in their element while entertaining. And Grace's friends are eager to reciprocate with lunch the following week. Grace wants to go, but knows she never will. Her friends call—so why doesn't Grace ever answer the phone? And how can she cook such elaborate meals but remain so slim?

And why are there bars on one of the bedroom windows?

The perfect marriage? Or the perfect lie??

About the Author: B.A. Paris is from a Franco/Irish background. She was brought up in England and worked in London for three years before moving to Paris, where worked in corporate banking and as a trader in an international bank. After the birth of her first daughter, she became a stay-at-home mother and went on to have another three daughters. She spent four years in the Netherlands, where her fifth daughter was born. Returning to France, she decided to re-train as an English teacher and worked for some years in an international school and then at the Université de Marne la Vallée, teaching English to Architecture students. In 2009 she set up a language school with her husband and now teaches Business English in Paris. 

 You can find B.A. Paris on Twitter.

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