The Scoop, The Dish – “Twilight’s Indian Princess”

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JULY 1 – 5

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About the Book

Briefly, it’s Literary with a Southern flavor. It has a lovable daft heroine who can’t get out of her own way. She is a loose cannon on the deck of her own life. She thinks too much, some think, and her thoughts are frequently dangerous, often troublesome, even disturbing to herself, and have dangerous implications and some times disastrous results.

“Twilight’s Indian Princess” is a funny, tragic, surprising, scary, heart-rending, bitter-sweet story and a real page flipper (two Kleenex boxes worth).

You’ll finish it wanting to know more–what happens next? What could possibly happen next?

What could possibly save this woman and her marriage?

And you will have more soon!

First in a Series of several stories about a certain Sarah that will meld, molt, migrate and effectuate into a Novel that will linger with you long after you finish it and tickle you, torment you, and make you snicker and snort for the rest of your life.

Oh, you want to know what it’s about? About! Okay …. the skinny:

You think you’re too stressed? You think you’re too busy, stretched too thin, have no time for anything, let alone any time for yourself? Think again, weaklings, and quit feeling sorry for yourselves (wink):

Sarah Sloan McCorkle of Piney Point, TN is a smart, hard-working schoolteacher, a good wife and great mother with a hair  shirt conscience who “married down”—according to her Southern aristocrat mother. Way down.

She’d tried to warn her.  But you can’t tell someone like Sarah anything. She’s got a handle on everything, every molecule of her life.  She understands everything at the cellular level. And way better than anyone else does.

One day this pretty blond paragon of purpose, self-control and vast knowledge inexplicably finds herself at the end of her rope, wholly drained and exhausted from the strenuous effort required to stay the course. To do the right thing, to juggle all of her onerous work duties, mothering responsibilities and cope with her constant marital aggravations.

Yeah.  Those. Those were a bit of an inconvenient, unexpected, inexplicable development.

What had happened? What was wrong with the picture? Fearing the “jig was up,” that she had somehow hoisted herself on her own petard, afraid that she actually might lose it (even her mind), that she just can’t take any more of the galloping 18-hour days, she lays a cunning plan to take some stolen Time Off, time to kick back and reflect. Time to run the numbers again, re-sift the evidence, signs and portents.

She’d missed something in the calculus. No problem. She’d fix it.

She scours the calendar. “Yes, right there, in the middle of July. Perfect!”

The events of Sarah’s very “eventful” Time Out from Time are hilarious, surprising, sad, excruciatingly suspenseful – even dangerous – and ring riotous drastic changes in the McCorkle family household.

“Twilight’s Indian Princess” is a funny, bitter-sweet story about an over-burdened mother and wife who is far too often “too smart for her own good” and–just so you remember–we’ll say it again: it is the FIRST IN A SERIES of stories to be published in coming months about a most remarkable woman.

True to say, there’s a little bit of Sarah in all of us.

About the Author? Click “About” Link Above

Or, here you go, save you the trouble, click here, actually right down there:

About Margaret Jean Langstaff

A lifelong critical reader with literary tastes, a novelist, short story writer, essayist, book critic, and professional book editor for many years. A consultant to publishers and authors, providing manuscript critiques and a full range of editorial services. A friend and supporter of all other readers and writers. A collector of signed modern first editions. Animal lover and tree hugger. Follow me on Twitter @LangstaffEditor
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