Last night I traveled to the Carlin-Ingersoll Public Library, Canton, IL, to hear breakout novelist Cassondra Coulter talk about her experiences publishing her first book: Broken Silence: Book I.
In spite of the fact that I am not into witchcraft, her reading of the first page drew me in and left me wanting to explore all that this book has to offer.
Main character Anna Shaw”s first words to us are not about witchcraft, not about personal tragedy, not about love lost. Her first words are about something almost every woman wants from the moment of birth: a mother’s love. She speaks of a deep desire for her mother’s love and to be a source of pride to her mother. Anna shares her secret fear, one that resonates with many women: that she has not become the daughter her mother had hoped to have.
Author Cassondra Coulter’s settings are so accurately portrayed, that one reader actually recognized one of the places in the book as a local point of interest. That is one of the greatest compliments an author can receive.
A huge bonus to this talk is that Cassondra has the speech and mannerisms of Jennifer Lawrence. Her voice is musically warm, and her delivery added humor and spice.
I plan to reserve an afternoon to savor this, the first in a series of books, by Cassondra Coulter.
Her book is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble. Also, request it at your local library.
In case you are interested, here is the link: https://www.amazon.com/Broken-Silence-Cassondra-Coulter/dp/1543420176/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1497992513&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=broken+silence+cassandra+coulter