Author Guest Post
10 Things You Probably Don't Know About Me
1. I am NOT a grammar Nazi. I love language and emotion not the rules that determine how language reveals itself on the page. I do see grammar as a necessary evil, though.
2. I married the first time at 17 years old. I do not recommend this! I stayed married for 10 years by sheer determination and desire to prove I was not wrong. I was. I got over it.
3. I love horses, dog, and cats. I break out in hives after petting them because I am highly allergic to all three. When my Clydesdale died last year, I decided not to get another horse because losing one hurt my heart so bad. Also because of said allergies. Loving animals, and inevitably losing them, breaks my heart. Loving on animals breaks out my skin. Therefore, I am on an animal fast.
4. I am 41 years old and think I am doing pretty darn well. I am happy but still working to cultivate my best self. I am moving forward but not in competition. I am in love and in like with my spouse. I adore and like my children and if I met me, I’d want to be friends.
5. I still struggle with the preceding statements because society has conditioned me to make self-deprecating remarks about myself instead of self-edifying statements about myself.
6. My daughters are 12 years apart and are on opposite ends of the personality spectrum. Think Wednesday Adams and Shirley Temple. It is like having two only children.
7. I am an intellectual rebel but pragmatic prude. I have big, open ideas but lead a pretty traditional lifestyle.
8. I love the Pacific Northwest and could see myself living there in my old age.
9. I love Playa Del Carmen and wish I could live there someday.
10. I love people. I love humanity—so many stories, characters, motivations, and revelations in every encounter!
There you have ten random things about me. Thanks for letting me introduce myself and if I am completely honest, I will admit of all my characters I’m most like Ruth. This is not necessarily a good thing!
About The Author
Comfort of Fences - Book Trailer
Comfort of Fences by Stacy Overman Morrison
Publisher: Telemachus Press, LLC
Publication Date: October 15, 2013
Format: Paperback - 244 pages / Kindle - 504 KB / Nook - 586
Genre: Contemporary Women's Fiction
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Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author / publisher in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by Premier Virtual Author Book Tours.
Praise for Comfort of Fences:
“I enjoyed reading Stacy’s book very much. It was a very strong story of a mother’s love for her daughter from birth to adulthood and how being protective can be a double edged sword. I don’t want to give too much away so I won’t go into detail. If you are or have ever been a single mother, this story will hit home with you however, that doesn’t mean that any mother wouldn’t appreciate what a mother does for her child. From my own personal experiences so many years ago, it’s also a story about how friends can come through when family doesn’t. All I can say is read it!! You won’t be disappointed!”-Barbara, This and That, As I Bounce Thru Life
“The dynamics of mother and daughter, the ties that bind together family and friends, the way we try to protect ourselves and the ones we love from pain suffering only to realize that we’ve isolated ourselves… These themes and so much more resonate through this very powerful book that stands as a wonderful and unique pillar in the women’s fiction genre. Ruth is an unforgettable character and as you follow her on the long and trying journey of her life, watching the difficult and often infuriating choices she makes (which of course are always for the right reasons, at least to her), you get the sense that she is a very real person. The same goes for the other characters in the book, Georgia and Denise. You laugh and cry with them. You don’t want it to end. I appreciate the vibrancy and the wisdom with which Morrison writes, and the way she weaves together a tapestry of textures that imprint themselves on your mind and stay there for the long haul. I guarantee five years down the road, you’ll still remember Ruth and Denise.”-Allison Dickson, Author
“I am always searching for a book that I can fall into; one that wraps itself around me like a warm, comfy blanket that doesn’t let me escape so easily from its soothing fibers. Stacy Overman Morrison’s novel, Comfort of Fences, pulled me in from the very first paragraph and kept me intrigued into the wee morning hours. This is a story about the intensity of relationships that weather life’s most difficult battles. In today’s literature, there are so many weak female characters that it was refreshing to find three female protagonists that exemplified strength, yet conveyed a myriad of emotions that made them as familiar to you as your own mother, daughter, or best friend. If you are looking for an honest tale that makes your heart sing and cry at the same time, this is the novel for you. Comfort of Fences is a smart novel that will leave you examining your own female relationships.”-Piper Punches, Author
“In writing her novel, Comfort of Fences, Midland author Stacy Overman Morrison has reached a higher level of literary expertise. She moves the reader emotionally as nuanced feelings either suppressed or forgotten rise from what the characters say, feel or experience. Morrison’s writing style is such that when Ruth speaks the reader feels a two-way conversation with her. When she is speaking to a third person, the reader is included as a witness to what’s being said. Denise is an absolute delight with not only wit but simple logic and wisdom. Then, there is Georgia, the outside anchor of unwavering friendship, who is practical and there to help when stress peaks or emergency arises. Even as these players may be so characterized, there is an irony that underlies the unconditional love between this trio of women. The people we love the most can also be the people we most underestimate. You will recognize this underlying current when you read the book, and read it you must. Comfort of Fences will touch your deepest emotions, yet comfort you with real-life understanding.”-Glen Aaron, My West Texas
My Book Review:
Sometimes you come across an inspirational novel that just takes your breath away, for me, that novel is Comfort of Fences.
Comfort of Fences is a poignant story that follows the intertwining relationship bond between a dying mother, a special needs adult daughter, and a best friend. Author Stacy Overman Morrison weaves an emotional tale that draws the reader into the lives of Ruth, Denise and Georgia. Ruth is dying from cancer and is trying to make arrangements to provide for her daughter Denise, she is aided by the strong anchor and bond of a longtime friendship with her best friend Georgia. As Ruth prepares for her death, she writes their life story for Denise, a loving journey of their fifty-two year mother-daughter relationship.
Written in alternating perspectives, the reader is transported from the past to the present as Ruth and Denise's story unfolds. This is a heartwarming story about three strong women and their intertwining relationship bond that is born out of love, loyalty, friendship, secrets, choices, mistakes, consequences, and acceptance. This story is beautifully written with so much thoughtful emotion and compassion, the author easily draws the reader into the complex dynamic of the mother-daughter relationship and the loyal best friends relationship. Through laughter and tears, the reader can't help but embrace these three remarkable and unforgettable women, they will simply hold you captive until the conclusion.
Comfort of Fences is an amazing women's fiction novel that will tug at your heartstrings, speak to your soul, and leave you with a warm fuzzy feeling long after the last word has been read.
RATING: 5 STARS *****
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