A Collection of Fiction, Nonfiction, and a Novella
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This book starts with short stories about a variety of children and adults who struggle in their lives while searching for the pot at the end of the rainbow. Some don’t even know there’s a rainbow. Many of the essays in the nonfiction section address problems, i.e., self-esteem, depression, and anger, with ways to answer to these problems. Finally, the novella is about a Southern family with secrets that are revealed when the patriarch dies. There are Southern recipes, too!
A variety of fiction stories depicting children and families who continue to search for that rainbow yet still find stormy weather. The essays show ways that an easier life is available if you look for it.
The novella, a mystery, is set in the heart of the South, with a few twists and turns, like all mysteries of life have.
About the Author
Sharon Penn is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) who has worked for child-serving agencies and as a psychotherapist in private practice in three states for thirty years. Some of the short stories and essays depict the children and families she knew in her social work career.
Names have been changed to protect identities.
The novella, a mystery, is set in the heart of the South with a typical southern lifestyle, dialect, and mannerisms. It has a twist at the end that the reader will not be expecting.
Although this is her first book, she began, edited and wrote for a company magazine for a children’s agency in Florida. She lives in Central Florida, where she is working on her second book, which will be out in a few months. It is a self-help book, Change 1 Behavior — Improve Your Life, a proven method that has been researched and tested by groups and individuals.