Sweet Sunset is my first novel, but I don't have a release date yet. I did get my book cover which I like a lot.
Sunset is mainstream WF. I refer to it as my dysfunctional family book.
As in real life, there's humor, there's sadness and then as we like to
say, this too shall pass and we move on. Here's a note from my main
heroine, Myrtle Sue Henderson.
My name is Myrtle Sue Henderson.
My husband Sam passed away a year ago. I discovered his insurance didn’t
cover all his medical bills, so I found a job working as a cook at a
middle school. Having been a housewife for many years, that’s about all I
knew how to do, cook, clean, and take care of the family.
months after Sam passed away, his mother, whom I refer to as the
mother-in-law from hell, was kicked out of her senior apartment. Why?
Because she burned food on the stove, blew up her micr
Several times a week she tells me to cook food for her dead
father and his long ago dead sisters who she insists are coming to
Luckily, I have someone to stay with Hazel for most of the
time I’m at work. She thinks he’s her dead son and adores him. He is
good to her.
Two months after Hazel arrived at my house my oldest
daughter, Presley, and her two children asked if they could stay with
me, too. Her husband is abusive. She should’ve left him long ago. He
and his father are taxidermist, so what did he give to his
eight-year-old daughter for her birthday? He stuffed her dead dog, put
wheels on its feet and told her that she could take the dog for walks.
Emma was horrified and screamed when she saw the dead dog sitting in her
room. But if you listened to Emma’s idiot dad you’d thought he just
gave her the Hope diamond.
After moving into my home, Presley
found a job and enrolled in college. A few days later, her drunken
husband showed up at my house and beat the crap out of Presley, and
then attacked me when I tried to get him away from my daughter.
there’s my daughter, Michelle, who we all refer to as Florence
Nightingale. She’s a nurse and always looks for love in all the wrong
faces. She announced that she’s pregnant and isn’t married. Her
boyfriend left her for Michelle’s friend.
My son Sammy doesn’t
want to grow up, but I’m making him pay back all the money his dad
loaned him to buy a truck. Maybe he’ll find a woman who I hope won’t run
When I decided it was time to return to church, I
took Hazel with me. Two men sat beside us. Hazel hit the elder man with
her cane and the two of them got into a loud argument during the
pastor’s sermon. And that’s how I met Mike, a psychologist, who could
spend his life practicing on my family. I’m happy to say he actually
likes all of us. And me? I’m becoming very fond of him.
wish my dead husband would quit talking to me. It scares the hell out of
me when he suddenly pops into my head. He did approve of me running up
to Presley’s husband who pushed his way into the house in a drunken rage
and I kicked him where it hurt. My son yelled “touchdown.”
hope you’ll enjoy reading about the journey of my dysfunctional family.
I'm sure most of you have a few loose cannons in your family, too.
and the other apartment dwellers feared she’d catch the place on fire
and kill them. We couldn’t get her into an assisted living home, so she
moved in with me. Hazel is a difficult person to live with. I swear if I
can’t find her a home soon, I’ll have to take a vacation to the loony