I hope everyone survived Valentine’s Day. We made our contribution with the humorous contemporary romance, TRAPPED.
Art Director Gayle Hendricks had so much fun with this book, which she designed with a stunning cover, a fun pocket size and photo illustrations featuring the residents of Plastiqueville, taken by our own Joan Zachary.
From the back of the book: Edna Gardner, who goes by Ed, is overeducated and underemployed, approaching 40 and overweight. She hasn’t had a date in several presidential administrations, works several part-time jobs (professor, graphic designer, photographer and journalist among them), and has resigned herself to a future with her drunken sister, Gertrude, as a roommate in the dying steel town where they were born. Her life consists of one comedic tragedy after another, until the day skunks invade her backyard. Then, she hires Clint Anderson to trap her skunks, and he revives her interest in men, builds her confidence and shows her that maybe she can fall in love.
To celebrate Ed’s love of small business, I wanted to provide a link to buy the book from Bookshop.org, but it doesn’t appear to be in their listing yet. Remember, you can always ask your local bookseller to order any Parisian Phoenix title from Ingram or email us to order a copy of any of our books signed by the author.
We ship one author signed copy of any of our titles within the continental United States for $20, each additional copy or additional title is $10, no limit.
This book features an overweight protagonist who falls in love with a single dad of twin college-aged daughters. We follow Ed through her dying Pennsylvania steel town (modeled after Bethlehem Steel in Bethlehem, Pa.), her 40th birthday, and her comedic mishaps. Ed not only rediscovers love, but she shares her other passions: graphic design, Girl Scouting, the environment… and we share her struggles… It’s a real but light-hearted journey through body image trouble, past trauma and family relationships with the happy ending we all deserve.