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home : arts & entertainment : arts & entertainment May 2, 2016


7/30/2013 12:44:00 PM
Author uses Sisters setting in second novel
By Jim Cornelius
News Editor

Eugene author Shelley L. Houston has revisited a fictional Sisters in her second novel, the recently released "A Father's Child."

Her debut novel, "Julia, Coming Home" was a novel of suspense featuring a woman who leaves Portland to start a new life in "Sage Meadows."

"It was a particularly good setting for her because she was starting a new life," Houston explained. "Sisters - or Sage Meadows as it is in the novels - was for her, like it is for a lot of us, a getaway."

"A Father's Child" starts in Sage Meadows, with a Christmas tree lighting ceremony, then heads to Denver, then London and Paris in a plot wrapped in international intrigue.

"In the second book I decided it would be fun to incorporate some of the experiences I had when I went to Europe," Houston said.

While they would probably be classified as mystery or suspense novels, Houston thinks of her stories as "relational dramas," where characters are forced to work through problems they have with each other.

Houston will host a book signing at Beacham's Clock Company on Saturday, August 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

There's a specific reason she chose to have a signing there: A Beacham clock (under another name) in Prague features in the story as part of a clock theme that runs through the novel.









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