Thursday, October 28, 2010

Coincidence makes the paper!

As appearing in Monday's Herald Dispatch:

Local authors release novels

October 25, 2010 @ 12:15 AM
2010/The Herald-Dispatch

HUNTINGTON — A pair of area authors have completed their respective first novels.

J.B. Reed’s first novel was recently released while Lesley Hager’s is set to be released in November.

Proctorville, Ohio, author J.B. Reed’s debut novel “Deadly Shamrocks” is now available through PublishAmerica.

The story revolves around Vivian Clancy, a beautiful girl born to Irish immigrant parents. Vivian learned at an early age that you did not mix with those not of your own kind. Bigotry was deep rooted in those days. She also learned that even those of your own kind would hurt you if given the right opportunity. One day while working at Flannery’s Pub, Vivian met a handsome Irish stranger. He was kind and generous and very charming. Little did she know just how much this man would change her life…forever.

Reed tried her hand at writing when her daughter was young, but with the demands of a full time job, writing had to be placed on the back burner. Although still working full time, she finds that writing is her first love.

Reed will be promoting her book with an upcoming book signing at the Briggs Lawrence Library’s Proctorville Branch in November. She will also be at Taylor Books in Charleston on St. Patrick’s Day, 2011.

For more information, visit her website at

Hager, a Hurricane resident, will have her debut novel “Coincidence” released in November.

So, what’s the craic? Have no idea what that means? Neither did Samantha “Sam” Montgomery the first time she was asked that question. Little did she know on that hot, humid summer night, that it would be the question that would change her life forever.

“Coincidence,” reveals exactly what that question means as the main character, Sam, embarks on a mission that takes her to Ireland in search of love and answers to her family’s puzzling past.

“Coincidence is about experiencing the possibility of everlasting love and taking risks to make that love come true,” said best-selling author Suzanne M. Hurley of Hager’s novel, in a news release. “It is about being so taken with someone that you will search the world to find him. It is about two souls coming together as one, forever.”

Hager, who earned degrees in marketing and criminal justice at Marshall University, works for the Charleston Area Alliance and teaches Zumba fitness classes. She is already working on her second novel.

The book is available through Wings ePress, Inc., out of Richmond, Ky. For more information, visit

No comments:

Post a Comment