She Writes Press is pleased to announce its newest title, a novel by Mary Hutchings Reed.
About the novel:
Approaching forty, unemployed but well-off, talented but unknown, functional but depressed, former musical actress Cecilia Morrison reluctantly seeks therapy. Although she once won leading roles, Cecilia now can't bring herself to audition for parts. In the end it’s not therapy, but a runaway teenager who changes her life when he cons her out of sixty bucks.
Whether at the apex of one’s success or just starting out, Warming Up speaks to anyone who’s ever wondered, “What’s it all about?” or who finds themselves doing something they never thought they’d do.
Warming Up was a short list finalist for the 2011 William Wisdom-William Faulkner Prize for the Novel. Ten percent of the author’s proceeds are donated to The Night Ministry, which provides temporary housing, transitional living, and parenting services to Chicago’s homeless youth.
Ever since turning forty a few years ago, Mary Hutchings Reed has been trying to become harder to introduce, and, at sixty-one, she finds she’s been succeeding. Her conventional resume includes thirty-four years of practicing law, first with Sidley & Austin and then with Winston & Strawn, two of the largest firms in Chicago. To find out more about Mary and her work, go online at: maryhutchingsreed.com.
Congratulations to Mary and to She Writes Press!
Congratulations Mary! I am finishing my first novel in the same decade as you are in. You give me hope.
Congratulations - can't wait to get my hands on the novel.
Congratulations Mary! I think it is so wonderful that you are being published by She Writes Press. xxx