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I’m giving away a PDF of my latest novel, SWOON (see details on http://www.rolynnanderson.com )
HERE’S MY ‘FIRST’
Nothing compares to the first awkward, embarrassing moment in a brand new profession…the kind of story that gets legs around the water cooler.
I’m a just-hired high school principal with only three years of a vice-principalship on my resume. The stakes are sky-high because I’ve been hired by a hard-charging superintendent to open an innovative high school (which is still under construction!).
It’s a rainy day in the Pacific Northwest (we’re talking deluge) and I’m making my way, briefcase in one hand and umbrella in another, to the construction shack (a mobile unit) on my school site. I was meticulously prepared for my weekly meeting, but I hadn’t planned on the mud.
I must not have walked the straight and narrow that day. Maybe too much was on my mind at the time. Anyway, before I knew it, I was literally stuck in sucking mud, the filthy stuff edging to the top of my rubber boots! Seriously, I could not move. I couldn’t set down my umbrella or briefcase in the crud. What to do?
In minutes, the construction site manager walked by and saw my plight. He politely took my umbrella and case, then commenced to pull me out of the muck, made more challenging because I wanted to bring my boots with me.
It was an awkward business, especially since I was bigger than the guy trying to extricate me from the sticky stuff. Finally, with a disgusting ‘Wholoop,’ the mud released one foot and he helped me find solid footing so I could pull up my other boot. Relieved, I was, but red-face with humiliation. At the time he didn’t crack a smile, yet I joked with him about the incident later. Likely, the story of the stuck-in-the-mud principal is still told on school construction sites today.
Heres some information about my latest novel, SWOON!
“Don’t miss SWOON by Rolynn Anderson! If you like an interesting cast of characters, a heavy dose of mystery and a lot of fabulous surprises, you’ll be happily turning pages late into the night.ˮ
~ Brenda Novak, NYT and USA Bestselling Author of WHEN LIGHTNING STRIKES
Her dead clients won’t rest in peace.
When the dead tell tales, Jan Solvang’s first reaction is to RUN! But then she gets caught up in their mysteries.
Jan’s a boutique funeral planner, new to risk, hired to bury a missing woman and memorialize an infamous man. Yet when she digs for clues to write their eulogies, she disturbs family secrets and unmasks killers.
Roman Keller, hard-driving documentary writer, is in complete control of his life and his stories, until he falls for Jan, a woman who trusts her dog, her faint-dreams, and her instincts more than she trusts him.
Can they make the sacrifices necessary to cement their relationship or will the mayhem caused by the dead ruin their second chance at love?
SUSPENSE SPIKED WITH ROMANCE
Last Resort, Fadeout, Swoon