Hello all! As Christmas fast approaches, the publisher is working fast and furious to get my book, THE MONEY, out in time for your holiday reading/gift giving needs. However, since this is my first book, they have had to tolerate my ignorance and guide me through the process. It is all very time consuming and so it may not be out by the 25th. 😦
That said, I thought I’d give you a little more about the story to peak your interest.
A single dad; a rich bachelor: both discover issues hindering their peace of mind. Life’s difficulties force them to see beyond their circumstances, bringing about change, and fill their lives with compassion and generosity.
Cliff Duskee is a city bus driver. He works hard, has a mortgage and a young daughter. Three years ago he lost his wife to a rare form of brain cancer. Moving on seems to be impossible with his late wife’s ever present medical bills always needing to be paid. The debt is so great it consumes every waking moment, distracting him, causing him to miss the fact that his little girl is quickly growing up. However, his daughter Jaime has her feet planted firmly on the ground with a positive attitude most contagious. She takes care of her dad more than Cliff notices. In fact, he doesn’t notice much of anything anymore, except how badly he misses his wife and how worried he is about money.
One day while cleaning out the bus at the end of his shift, Cliff finds a bag of money-a LOT of money. It included instructions of what to do with it, all in secret. Cliff is shocked and overwhelmed. The weight of this ridiculous responsibility on top of the heavy burden of the medical bills forces Cliff to make a decision which will impact his life as well as his young daughter’s.
James Emerson Branch, III is a wealthy man and works constantly in the family business, but with no wife or children. Oh, he has sisters and loves them dearly, but their relentless meddling forces him to avoid them whenever possible. He lives alone in a large mansion and loves to commune with nature, however his limited relationships with people keep him isolated—but not for long. He too must make a decision which will impact his life and his future.
Both of their lives are about to take a turn. As the two main characters live in self-centeredness, unexpected events bring about change, healing and happiness.