Jenny Weaver is smart, she's funny, and she's so lonely it hurts.A year after her husband's suicide, Jenny impulsively moves from the Northeast to California. Her young children adjust to the move, but she does t. She has made only one friend, and she isn't sure of how to handle the children's problems. In a moment of deep frustration and loneliness, she begins writing to her dead husband, Richard, telling him about her daily life. She also writes about the past until it becomes threatening. But when she decides t to write to him anymore, she finds it impossible to stop. The answer to their children's question-- -How-and why-did-Daddy-die?--- is in the past, and she can't hide from the truth forever.In this intensely personal narrative, Jenny finds courage and wisdom she didn't kw she possessed.
I was born and raised in Buffalo, New York. Reading was my escape from the legendary Buffalo winters and probably contributed to my becoming a writer. I like strong plots and strong characters. A new book is a new adventure! The first sentence in my novel REALITIES--My children are gambling--was the first line of a poem which grew into a book that was published in the US, the UK, and Sweden, where it was a selection of the Swedish Book-of-the-Month Club. THE LAST SEASON, THE STORY OF A MARRIAGE, started with an image of three middle-aged adults sitting at a dinner table, a married couple and an unmarried man. When the husband asked the man what his intentions were, the fellow replied, -I intend to marry your wife.- The image was a gift, and I had to run with it. The seed for THE WRITERS' CONFERENCE was an experience I had at a conference. I had never been in an atmosphere that intense. When I came home, I started working on the book. I wanted to capture that intensity. It took over thirty years to write THE WRITERS' CONFERENCE. I would take it out every five years, work on it, and put it away again. My goal was a fast, entertaining read that pulled the curtain back on a world most readers will never see. You can read more about me and my novels--REALITIES, THE LAST SEASON, THE STORY OF A MARRIAGE, and THE WRITERS' CONFERENCE-- and the Giffort Street stories at www.mariandschwartz.com