Welcome, Kathy Handley, author of Birds of Paradise

I am so pleased to host Kathy Handley today on her WOW Women on Writing Blog tour and chat with her about her novel Birds of Paradise. Her subject matter is sad and powerful about homeless teenagers in Hollywood California. Here is a brief synopsis: When trucker Joe-Mack picks up a runaway in Vegas and drops him in Hollywood, he offers to help him. When the call comes, he reaches out to the boy and becomes embroiled in Freddie's life along with Starlet, the homeless girl who desires stardom. The three have in common a search for love and for a place to belong. Set in California's beautiful, yet challenging neighborhoods, the characters, like lost Birds of Paradise, take on risks and maintain thin threads of dignity amidst troubling situations with surprising twists along the way. A recent reviewer said: I read Birds of Paradise while on vacation in L.A.-- the perfect place to experience Kathy Handley's powerful portraits of young street people lost and found. … [Read more...]

Company is coming tomorrow

I'm excited to interview Kathy Handley here tomorrow while she's on her WOW Women on Writing blog tour. Kathy is the author of Birds of Paradise and A World of Love and Envy (short fiction, flash-fiction, and poetry). Birds of Paradise Front Cover What is most exciting about Kathy and her newly published writing is that she, like I, started her writing career late in life. She was seventy-one years old when her novel, Birds of Paradise was released. For more information about Kathy and her work, click on these websites. Kathryn Handley's Website: www.kathyhandley.com Publisher's Website: www.riverhavenbooks.com Hashtag: #BirdsParadise And please join me here tomorrow to read what she has to say about her books, her writing career, and what she is most passionate about now. … [Read more...]