Author: Joe Bright
Website of Author: http://www.joebrightbooks.com
Website of Publisher: http://www.bewrite.net
Genre: General/American Gothic
Publication date: 2009
Length: 226 pages
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Reviewer: Lucille P Robinson
When Mitchell Sanders arrived in Winter Haven, Vermont, to apply for a job with George O’Brien, he didn’t expect to step into a hotbed of controversy and gossip, but that’s what he did. It didn’t take him long to learn that he was working for an old man who’s daughter had committed suicide and the reason for it: rape. It didn’t take him long to fall in love with the granddaughter, the result of that incident. It didn’t take him long to learn that the very aspect that caused small towns to be so peaceful could also bring more pain and suffering than anything else. That aspect is gossip.
To support my artistic pursuits, I took time off from college and worked in the oil fields of Wyoming, where I met some interesting characters that I could draw upon in my writing. I also spent a few years with a dance group, touring Canada and Europe.
After receiving my English degree, I went to work as a technical writer for Thiokol, the manufacturer of space shuttle rocket boosters. Yes, they’re the ones responsible for the 1986 Challenger disaster, but that was before I worked for them. I later taught English in Honolulu, Hawaii, and Berkeley, California. During this time, I began focusing seriously on my writing.