FuzionPrint Author's Corner: Mary Clare
FuzionPrint Author’s Corner
Featured Author: Mary Clare
About the Author
Mary Clare is a retired Oncology / Hospice RN. She has a BA in Creative Writing from Metropolitan State University. Her stories have appeared in several Chicken Soup books, various magazines, and Handprints on My Heart on-line. She has written three other books: Warning! Family Vacations May Be Hazardous to Your Health, Barefoot, Shoefoot, and They’re Always With You. They’re Always With You won the 2014 Midwest Book Award for Young Adult Fiction. She has four daughters, four sons-in-law, and six grand-children. She has been married to Paul for thirty nine years.
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About the book
Red Wing, 1973
“I don’t know if this is a good idea, Sal.”
Colette McGiver is a freshman at City Bluffs High School. She has all the typical problems any girl her age has: crushes on boys, playing softball, working part-time at her family’s soda fountain, and trying to balance family and friends. Her friendship with her best friend, Sally, is tested when Sally asks Colette to do something she’s not comfortable with. This starts a series of lies that spin more and more out of control.
Filled with humor, family values, and insights into relationships, It Starts With a Lie takes the reader on a life-changing journey as Colette struggles to remain true to herself.
Colette’s life is getting more interesting, but also more complicated as secrets draw her into risky situations. Readers will identify with Colette’s dilemma when loyalty to friends is tested against family.
Mary Clare Lockman nailed it!
CONNIE HILL – EDITOR OF FICTION FOR ALL AGES