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Author: Judith Campbell
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Description

When a vicious alcoholic dies in a suspicious house fire, Rev. Olympia Brown and Father Jim Sawicki stretch the boundaries of their religious vows to prove his death is accidental and not murder. But evidence to the contrary is mounting and the curious clerical twosome have little time to learn the truth and prevent the daughter that the man abused for years from ending her own life.

Olympia and Jim confront unspeakable realities of incest, domestic violence and dark family secrets set against a tapestry of misconstrued Catholic dogma and the Irish culture of silence as the two colleagues struggle to untangle a hideous web of shame, guilt, and broken lives.    

And through all of this, Olympia continues with the restoration of her antique home in Southeastern Massachusetts. Miss Winslow, Olympia’s nosy and outspoken house-ghost, begins to reveal more of her own story. Olympia’s search for her lost daughter takes a curious turn. Frederick Watkins, Olympia’s gentleman friend from England is planning a purposeful return visit. And Father Jim Sawicki, Olympia’s partner in amateur sleuthing and best friend forever, struggles with issues from his own tragic past.

Date insert: Sunday, 09 August 2020

Phone Call Alert! 

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Due to the COVID-19 onslaught, we currently cannot take incoming phone calls.  

 

A notification about phone calls:  due to the COVID-19 plague, we've significantly increased our incoming inquiries--nearly double our usual volume--and the number of incoming inquiries by phone has been literally overwhelming.  Although most writers will say that their call "will only take 15 minutes," the truth is, that after 10 years of doing this, most author inquiry calls take an hour.  45 minutes at best. I'm currently receiving 7-10 calls/day, and due to that, I've had to stop accepting incoming phone calls, which my voicemail will tell you. You can leave a message--I can't call you back without one--and if a call is needed, I will of course call you.  But we have very complete and extensive email replies, handouts and our website is very informative. Almost all the questions that I receive during a call are actually already answered on our site, or are, in fact, publishing questions, not questions about our services, what we do, what we offer, or the like.  I already handle between 90-130 emails/day, as it is. I can't handle that many emails and take 7-10 hours of calls each day. I can't. So, in order to be able to answer this huge email volume, to help the greatest number of people, with my time, I've had to stop accepting calls.  I'm sorry, but that's just how it is. I'm in the process of setting up a call-appointment function, for free 15-minute calls to answer questions from new prospective customers and longer paid sessions for folks who generally want consulting on "publishing," generally (and for prospective kids' book publishers, as a special category of paid consulting).  But that functionality isn't yet set up. I hope to get that working the 3rd week of July, sometime.  

Thank you for your understanding.