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Dear Agent for a Day,
V.I. Warshawski meets Lucy and Ethel.
Loving You Deadly is a completed novel of 75,000 words. Through the use of suspense, this novel introduces the reader to the dynamics of a battering relationship, the depth and understanding of women’s friendships, the workings of culture traditions and mores, yet entertains.
Amelia Garcia and Jennifer Reynolds – the salt and salsa team – have been best friends since they were six years old. They bring two cultures and demonstrate how they work together. As best friends, they help Rebecca Kelley to extricate herself from an abusive relationship.
Amelia comes from a big family and is confronted with the expectations of tradition set out for Latinas and the difficulties to break out of the role imposed on her by family and society.
In this book, Jennifer plays society’s role by stating all the usual platitudes on why a woman enters and stays in an abusive relationship. Jennifer also explores grief in the loss of her husband and in her attempts to win her father’s approval.
This is a multi-faceted story as it also illuminates a traditional Mexican wedding.
In 1989, I researched battering for a year before writing this book. With a Bachelors in Psychology, I was able to bring motives alive with accuracy yet instilled with hope. I earned a Master’s in Creative Writing at the University of San Francisco.
This is a multiple submission. The intensity of the issues and the solutions in Loving You Deadly are more about women’s wisdom and friendships in a world of violence. I hope you find this book worthwhile and worthy of your representation.