This is an exciting time for me as I await the debut of my first fiction novel “Reckless Beginnings.” Follow me on this amazing journey that I’m now on as I witness my ideas for a novel become a reality.
About the book
“Reckless Beginnings” is a fiction novel based on actual events. For twenty years, I’ve had the notion to write this book, but it wasn’t until my father (Science Fiction Author: James P. Hogan ) suddenly passed away seven years ago that pushed me to get it done.
The Synopsis of “Reckless Beginnings”
A sister that runs away and simply vanishes
A forbidden love affair
Turmoil between a father and daughter
An eviction with nowhere to go
A dark secret
Lies and deceit
Drugs, abuse & violence
Tammy Mellows, a fourteen-year-old native of England, was shocked when her father and troubled older sister, Donna, moved to the States.
With her family now separated by divorce and divided by an ocean, Tammy felt helpless when she learned Donna had run away and couldn’t be found.
Thanks to her father insisting she stay behind in England to finish school, Tammy could do nothing for the next three years but pray that Donna would be found safe.
When Tammy’s lifelong dream of moving to the States was finally fulfilled, she had high hopes of looking for Donna. But with no leads and faced with turmoil in her own life, there wasn’t much Tammy could do.
After a forbidden secret love affair and a catastrophic dispute with her father, Tammy eventually meets Steven, settles down and has his child, only to discover he is a heroin addict. Thrown into a life of drugs and violence, Tammy lives in fear of what Steven might be capable of and struggles alone to provide for her young son.
What consequences might she face if she leaves Steven? Is she ever going to find her sister alive? Will she have enough courage to conquer the impossible challenges of her twisted world and still come out on top?
Reckless Beginnings is a story of fiction based on true events. Reaching out to the spouses of addicts – the silent and forgotten ones. You don’t have to settle, you have choices.
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