Welcome back to Anna’s world. Today I have the pleasure of introducing you to a friend, and fellow Rebel author, Helen Ogrodnick. Helen’s debut romance novel will be released on March 17, just two days after her 78th birthday. That’s right, Helen is 78 years old. I’ve had several conversations with this remarkable lady and can’t begin to tell you how amazing she is. When I asked her about her writing she told me she writes to keep her mind sharp. A wife, mother of six, grandmother, and great-grandmother, I’d say she probably has a lot of stories waiting to be written, wouldn’t you? In fact she’s shared a few hilarious things with me that have happened to her over the years so I wouldn’t be surprised if there isn’t another book or two waiting in the wings somewhere…
Helen hails from the Lone Star state, one of my favorite places in the country. 🙂 She grew up in Amherst, Texas and still has family there. These days, she makes her home in Warrior Run, Pennsylvania with her husband of fifty-seven years, Walter. In fact, Helen will be featured in The Weekender, a weekly newspaper in the Wilkes-Barre area next week. I asked her today if she is getting excited about her book release and she said, “Yes, very!” I think we can all relate to that feeling, can’t we?
How would you like a sample of Helen’s novel? This is Jami’s Dilemma…enjoy
Jami Peterson was born the daughter of a very wealthy peach farmer and raised by a housekeeper given her mother died in childbirth. Never allowed to have friends, Jami’s dad reasoned the only cause anyone would have to get near his daughter was his money. As a result, Jami was very lonely and felt that her life had no meaning.
Invited on a business trip with her father, Jami took a walk around the hotel where they were staying. When she passed a construction site, one of the construction workers, Leland, whistled at her. A new experience for Jami, she stopped and talked with him. Later that evening they met and shared a soda, decided to become pen pals given Jami would soon be leaving.
Jami kept her newfound friend a secret from her father. And while the letters between Jami and Leland grew more passionate over time, her life at home was becoming more and more unbearable. So on her eighteenth birthday, Jami left home—without her father’s permission—and straight into the arms of a man who held a lifetime of promise. Will Jami find love and discover her happily ever after?
Jami’s Dilemma will be available March 17 on Amazon, B&N, ARe, and Bookstrand
You can find Helen on Facebook and Twitter (@momogrod) and she has a blog: http://helentherebel.blogspot.com/
Best of luck to you, Helen!!! Release day is one of the most exciting things for a new author…enjoy your day.
I’ll have Anastasia Vitsky dropping by on the 21st to tell us about her newest release so stop by to see what she has to say. Knowing Ana, it will be outrageous. And on the 25th, Jane Wakely will be here.
See you next time, have a great week.
Love, Anna 🙂