#Publication: “Siren Song”

I am very pleased to share that my short story, "Siren Song," has been published by Adelaide Literary Magazine.  Please read on, and I'll tell you all about it! The Inspiration The inspiration for the story was a conversation between a high school classmate and me about the breakup of his youthful, ill-advised marriage. I … Continue reading #Publication: “Siren Song”

Telling Sonny by Elizabeth Gauffreau: A Review

I am delighted to share this wonderful review of Telling Sonny by Charles French! It’s such good motivation to keep on writing.

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Telling Sonny by Elizabeth Gauffreau is a poignant, bittersweet, and powerful novel of love, loss, and an exploration of both New England and the vaudeville circuit in the first half of the 20th Century. She shows the reader a world that few have known personally and of which few are aware, and she draws the reader into that world seemingly effortlessly.

Gauffreau skillfully tells the story of Faby Gauthier and her life in Vermont both during and after she met, was seduced, and married a dancer named Slim White on stage and Louis Kittell in his real life. Sonny is a selfish man who uses his sophistication to take Faby’s virginity and impregnate her. At this time, for a girl with a child on the way, this was a difficult situation. Gauffreau handles the story beautifully. It is neither overly sentimental nor it is maudlin. Gauffreau weaves her story…

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