Today I’m pleased to welcome Barbara Quinn to the blog to talk about her 3 books.
Barbara is an award-winning short story writer and author of a variety of novels.With roots in the Bronx, Long Island, and Westchester, she currently resides with her husband in Bradley Beach, NJ and Holmes Beach, FL. Her travels have taken her to forty-seven states and five continents where she’s encountered fascinating settings and inspiring people that populate her work. Her many past jobs include lawyer, record shop owner, reporter, process server, lingerie sales clerk, waitress, and postal worker. She enjoys spending time with her son and his family and planning her next adventure. She wants to remind everyone that when you meet her, SHE’S NOT SHOUTING, SHE’S ITALIAN.
What’s the first book you remember reading?
The Light Princess by George MacDonald. It’s a Scottish fairy tale that tells the story of a princess who is so light she must be tethered as she is unable to stay grounded to earth. Finding love and pain gives her the gravity she needs.
What book will always stay with you and why?
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald has such a wonderful cast of characters and the language is so deceptively simple and admirable. I always turn to it when I find my sentences starting to clutter.
One book you are looking forward to reading?
A Falling Friend by two of my Lakewater Press author buddies; Sue Featherstone and Susan Pape.
The Summer Springsteen’s Songs Saved Me
Coming home to catch her husband with his face between the long, silky legs of another woman is the last thing Sofia expects—and on today of all days. So, after scratching an expletive into his Porsche and setting the cheating bastard’s clothes on fire, she cranks up her beloved Bruce and flees, vowing never to look back.
Seeking solace in the peaceful beachside town of Bradley Beach, NJ, Sof is determined to start over. And, with the help of best friends, new acquaintances, a sexy neighbor, and the powerful songs of Springsteen, this may be the place where her wounds can heal. But, as if she hasn’t faced her share of life’s challenges, a final flurry of obstacles awaits.
In order to head courageously toward the future, Sofia must first let go of her past, find freedom, and mend her broken soul.