Hi folks! Well, for my new followers, (or those have only started following me in the last year) I have a little treat for you. A fellow author and friend has a new book coming out and so I offered to let her stop by to tell us a little about it. Please give a warm welcome to author Lisette Brodey
Thank you for inviting me to your blog to talk about my seventh novel, Barrie Hill Reunion.
I am a multi-genre author with books in women’s fiction, chick lit, coming-of-age, YA paranormal, and literary fiction. Barrie Hill Reunion
is in the literary fiction genre. It’s an emotional drama, rife with tension, anger, confusion, angst, love, and secrets.
I’ll let the synopsis below tell you more.
Eight people. One weekend. Eight lives forever changed.
In the mid-1960s, at an elite college in the quaint town of Barrie Hill, Connecticut, a group of literary-minded students met regularly off-campus at the Vanessa Grand Hotel. Often late into the night, they would discuss the day’s news, analyze literature, philosophize, trade barbs, and socialize.
Twenty years after graduation, in 1986, the group’s founder, Clare Dreyser, organizes a weekend reunion. Seven former Barrie Hillers and one guest get together, eager to re-create an extraordinary time in their lives and reunite with old friends.
From the outset, and baffling the group, Leah Brent displays a brash, condescending attitude for nearly everyone and everything. To the chagrin of actor Bart Younger, Leah immediately lays out the unwelcome mat for his wife, Aimee. No one, not even Leah’s husband, Colin, is immune to her wrath, but Leah is relentless in her bizarre and cruel quest to bring down her primary target: Clare.
As the reunion progresses, the Barrie Hillers strive to enjoy their time together as they become enmeshed in personal dramas, struggle with matters of ethics, and weather escalating uncertainties that threaten to destroy their lives. By Saturday night, the second day of the reunion, karma makes a surprising and shocking visit. As the Barrie Hillers’ time together draws to an end, each is changed forever.
To give readers more of an idea about my motivation for this novel, I have written a blog, Barrie Hill Reunion
: The Very Long Birth of a Novel, which tells the story of how I was inspired to write this book after a visit to the Algonquin Hotel in New York City many years ago. Upon learning about the Algonquin Round Table who met there from 1909 – 1919, inspiration took hold of me. But decades would pass before a novel came to be. This post on my blog
tells a very short version of a very long story.
Barrie Hill Reunion
is available in both Kindle
editions, and is free to read for those in the Kindle Unlimited program.
Folks, if you’d like to learn more about Lisette Brodey, check out her sites below:
Lisette was born and raised in Pennsylvania. After high school, she moved to New York City where she attended Pace University and studied drama. After ten years in New York, several of them working in the radio industry, she moved to Los Angeles for four years where she held various positions at Paramount Studios in Hollywood and CBS Studio Center in Studio City, CA.
Back on the East Coast, she worked for many years as a freelance writer, specializing in PR and the entertainment industry. In 2010, she returned permanently to the Los Angeles area.
In addition to her seven novels, two of Lisette’s short stories are published in an anthology: Triptychs
(Book 3, The Mind’s Eye Series.)
In January 2013, Lisette edited and published a book of her mother’s poetry (written 50 years earlier): My Way To Anywhere
by Jean Lisette Brodey.
Her eighth book, due in 2018, will be a collection of short stories in the literary fiction genre.
In addition to her writing, Lisette also works as a SAG background actor in Los Angeles.
This sounds intriguing, doesn’t it folks? Thanks so much for stopping by, Lisette, and good luck with Barrie Hill Reunion
, and all you do!
Juli D. Revezzo is the author of the historical fantasy novels DRUID WARRIOR PRINCE, FRIGGA’S LOST ARMY, the Gothic fantasy romance LADY OF THE TAROT, now available in Audiobook from Audible and in ebook and paperback, MOURNING DOVE LOCKET, the latest in the Antique Magic paranormal series, also the Celtic Stewards Chronicles fantasy romance series, as well as the Victorian Romances WATCHMAKER’S HEART–now available in audiobook (as well as ebook and paperback), HOUSE OF DARK ENVY, among others. Her books are available at Amazon and elsewhere.