Hello Folks! Bren McClain here from the hills of Tennessee, where I am looking out my window at a baby deer wanting to play with some crows that are eating the corn I left out for the baby's mother. The baby is hopping around, wanting to play, but the crows have just taken to the skies. No playmate today!
I am hard at work on a novel that feels like the work of my life. It's called One Good Mama Bone and is about Sarah Creamer's journey to be the mother she's always wanted to be, despite what Sarah's mother told her when she was a girl of six. Proving her mother wrong and setting herself on new course is due to a most unlikely source, a mother cow that comes to live on Sarah's farm and provides the lessons she's waited for her whole life.
Thanks for the opportunity, Kamy and SheWrites, for all of us unpublished novelists to have a shot.
Wishing us all the very best!
Being an animal lover, I'm totally curious about your story :)
Cool, Natylie. Thanks! I always love connecting with another animal lover. You write about animals, too?
And good luck with yours, too!
Thanks, Brenda. Actually, I haven't really included animals much in my novel in which the natural setting (Mt. Shasta area in Northern California) plays a prominent role -- I've mostly focused on scenery, trees and plants. But now that I think about it, I should consider featuring some animal life.
Thank you for inspiring the insight!
My novel synopsis is:
Set in a small town near Mt. Shasta, California, this is the story of a twelve year old boy who is being neglected by his grieving mother after the death of his father. He finds unexpected refuge in an eccentric drunk who lives in a trailer on the edge of town and tends a makeshift garden. Their unlikely friendship leads to an unexpected turn of events in the town.
Thanks for the opportunity to submit an excerpt from one of my novels. I am like a bat - working in the dark - no agent or publisher and three novels in boxes. I'm comfortable with people seeing my non-fiction articles, but fiction says something about the inner workings of a mind. Could be scary - just saying!