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Friday, December 2, 2011

December 2011 Book Club Selection - Full House by Jean Holloway

December 2011, Book Club Selection is Full House by Jean Holloway. To read more about Full House please visit the author's website.

Full House, Book 4 of 4 by Jean Holloway

About the book: 
It's 1993 and in Full House, Capt. Robinson is living a challenging life as a single mother of two while at the pinnacle of her career. Hearing allegations that the Police Department is ignoring cases involving missing Black women, she pledges to personally investigate their disappearance. It leads her to one of the most unusual crimes in her entire career and gives a new meaning to the phrase...
Honor thy mother.

About the author:

Jean Holloway's debut novel Ace of Hearts started over 30 years ago in answer to a bet. Her sister, Lori said, "You read so much, I bet you could write a book" and Jean answered, "I bet I could." Her oldest memories are of reading. She let the words carry her away to places only her imagination could take her. Stephen King and Dean Koontz are her ultimate tour guides and honorable mentions go to Jean Auel and Agatha Christie. Jean sometimes felt more at home in their cleverly crafted worlds than in her own. Jean's biological mother died when she was thirteen, the age when puberty reared its ugly head. Needless to say, she was a wife and mother at seventeen and divorced at twenty. She later met her second, current, and final husband, Fred. They’ve been together over 39 years. Accepting her sister's bet would prove more challenging than easily merging her love for reading great horror and mystery classics. In 1980, she wrote the first draft of Ace of Hearts longhand. Over the next two decades the manuscript matured with technology, going from long hand to typewriter to word processor and finally to computer in 2003. In 2004, Lori once again challenged Jean to introduce Ace of Hearts to the world. She pushed Jean to print several copies of her manuscript and she even paid for her attendance to the National Book Club Conference in Atlanta, GA. Not willing to say no to such a tempting challenge, Jean went and handed her manuscripts out in a room full of Zane fans and book clubs began talking! She met her soon-to-be publisher that weekend. Three months later, Jean signed a contract, went through the editing process again and "Ace of Hearts" was born! Jean's sophomore novel, Black Jack was published July, 2009 and she just completed the third installment in her Deck of Cardz series. Deuces Wild was released on 10/10/10, her 60th birthday. Most importantly, Jean's story is one of hope and a testament to never giving up your dream. She lives in Kennesaw, GA with her husband, Fred and their dogs, Kayla, a Lhasa apso diva and Max, an Afghan puppy. Their six grown children all live nearby. Together, they have been blessed with ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. In September, 2010, Jean became Managing Partner and In-House Managing Editor for PHE Ink Writing Solution Firm, her new publishing family.

1 comment:

Jean Holloway said...

Thanks for the great write up, Bobbie. I really appreciate you.

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