Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Novel of the Month: The Thief of Todays and Tomorrows
Set in the post-WWII era, The Thief of Todays and Tomorrows follows the life of a young couple, Katie and Francis DeLucia, as they struggle to make a good life for themselves and their son. Francis unwittingly winds up a pawn for the Outfit, Chicago's version of the mafia. Katie is pulled into a world of glamour and danger she never imagined -- and never wanted.
Through research and interviews with people who lived in Chicago and Phoenix during the 1940s and 1950s, I worked to create an authentic world in which my characters could come to life. If you would like to read an excerpt of this novel, you can do so here.
Here are a few of the wonderful reviews this novel has received:
"[T]his is a rollercoaster ride, that leaves you wringing out your emotions." --Cathy Speight
"I had to put it down, from time to time, because the story was so full of emotion, so tender and sad and true that I found it almost overwhelming....[the book] is a little masterpiece that carries the reader away to another time and another way of life, not very far removed from our present life but, under some aspects, light years away from it." --Annarita Guarnieri
You can find this novel at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, CreateSpace, and other retailers across the web. It retails for $2.99 in all e-formats and $12.99 in print.