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Carol Fragale Brill
She's nearly given up on love...
Six years after Thomas’s unfaithfulness in college, Maggie has nearly given up on love.
Enter Izzie, a motherless eight year old, and every maternal instinct kicks-in. With Donald, Izzie’s dad, Maggie waits for the thrill—for anything magic: a spark, a quickening, a quiver racing up her spine. The magic never comes, but it is precisely the ordinariness of his kisses and subsequent proposal that make her feel safe. She imagines that loving Izzie is enough to finally lock Thomas out of her heart. More...
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Carol Fragale Brill was kind enough to stop by and answer a few of our questions about Peace by Piece:
What inspired you to write, in general? What inspired you to write Maggie's story in Peace by Piece?
I have loved stories ever since my parents read me Grimm’s Fairy Tales and Black Beauty at bedtime when I was five or six. I know Grimm’s may not seem like the stuff sweet dreams are made of, but mostly they read the ones about princesses being rescued by the prince. I started dreaming about writing a book when I was 20-something. It took me another 20 years to join a creative writing critique group and get started.
PEACE BY PIECE deals with unshakable first love, family, relationships, the joys and difficulties of being a stepparent—all shadowed by anorexia/bulimia. I was inspired to write PEACE BY PIECE because I thought readers were ready for and would relate to a contemporary character dealing with the same everyday issues that so many women face. First love, eating disorders, the joys and heartaches of step-parenting, infertility—these are real issues that touch the lives of so many women.
Carol Fragale Brill's biography:
Carol Fragale Brill's fiction received recognition from Poets and Writers and The Best of Philadelphia Stories. Her works have appeared in Wide Array, New York Journal of Books, the Press of Atlantic City, and numerous online e-zines and business journals. The author of two novels, PEACE BY PIECE and CAPE MAYBE, she earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She is a happily married beach and book lover, living her dream in Cape May, NJ.
Find her blog at http://4broadminds.blogspot.com/search/label/Carol
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