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CB Front 1Author: B. Berry
Pages: 326
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When Hilda's love for Frank wanes and finally fades into dust, she becomes desperate to get rid of him, but she can think of only one way to escape the brute of a man. She devises a plan and with the help of her best friend Pearl, they pull off the impossible. In 1965, on the fringes of the Jim Crow days and the building tension of Bloody Sunday swirling around in the background, their world is turned upside down as secrets, lies and even murder fall out, threatening their very lives. Will these two women find the peace they so desperately seek?


Why did you decide to become a writer?

As with most writers, I’ve always made decisions to write. I only followed through with being published for the first time in 2007.

Who/what are your writing inspirations?

No one person inspired me to write…it came naturally. I suffered from low-self esteem as a child and writing was a way I expressed my thoughts instead of vocalizing them.

 What are your favorite genres to read?

I love cozy murder mysteries, quirky contemporary fiction.

 What do you hope readers take away most from your writing?

I hope my readers develop a love for my characters and the realization that I write a memorable story.

 Who’s the favorite character of yours that you’ve written and why?

Pearl, from CLOTHESLINE BLUES is my favorite character because of her stamina and strength she has while living in a world that is determined to bring her down.

What is your writing style? Outliner/Planner or Seat of the Pantser?

I use a rough outline; it changes as I develop the story, but keeps me going in the right direction.

 If someone wanted to become a writer, what tips would you give to them?

Just do it! Do your research, be consistent and develop a tough skin to be part of the literary industry.

 Have you ever purchased something from a late-night infomercial? If so, what?

I was once hooked on infomercials!! Back in the day I ordered a glass froster and an album cleaner!

 If you could collaborate with any other author(living, dead, or undead) who would that be and why?

That would be the one and only Mary Monroe! Her style of writing is awesome, quirky and such a blast!

 If you weren’t a writer, what would you do?

Some type of business that is helpful to others…and that I can do at home.

Coke, Pepsi, or?