#Bookreview – Telling Sonny by Elizabeth Gauffreau

Good morning! Before I head off to a day of meetings, I am thrilled to share Robbie Cheadle’s review of my novel TELLING SONNY. Robbie’s review means the world to me because of how well she understood and cared about my characters. Faby and Sonny are so near and dear to my heart!

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Forty-six-year-old FABY GAUTHIER keeps an abandoned family photograph album in her bottom bureau drawer. Also abandoned is a composition book of vaudeville show reviews, which she wrote when she was nineteen and Slim White, America’s self-proclaimed Favorite Hoofer (given name, LOUIS KITTELL), decided to take her along when he played the Small Time before thinking better of it four months later and sending her back home to Vermont on the train. Two weeks before the son she had with Louis is to be married, Faby learns that Louis has been killed in a single-car accident, an apparent suicide. Her first thought is that here is one more broken promise: Louis accepted SONNY’s invitation to the wedding readily, even enthusiastically, giving every assurance that he would be there, and now he wouldn’t be coming. An even greater indignity than the broken promise is that Louis’s family did not…

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Digital Discoveries: Peace and other stories

Peace and other stories is the debut short story collection of Meryl P. Moorhouse, a writer and blogger who grew up in Wales and currently resides in Yorkshire. I discovered Moorhouse’s writing through her blog, Childhood Memories of Growing up in the 1950s and 1960s. As a fellow Baby Boomer, of course I was interested. … Continue reading Digital Discoveries: Peace and other stories

Publication: “The Night the Billado Block Burned Down”

I'm pleased to share that my short story, "The Night the Billado Block Burned Down," has been published in the July 29th edition of Metaworker Literary Magazine. The impetus for the story was a 2005 fire in my hometown of Enosburg Falls, Vermont that destroyed one of the downtown blocks. I've written about two of … Continue reading Publication: “The Night the Billado Block Burned Down”