Spinning Forward

Spinning Forward

By Terri Dulong

Kensington Publishing Corporation, Paperback, 9780758232045, 306pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2009

In a debut novel brimming with warmth and wit, Terri DuLong spins a tale of new beginnings, old friends, and lives forever bound. . .

A New Englander born and bred, the last place Sydney Webster expects to find herself starting over is on an island off the coast of Florida. Yet here she is in Cedar Key, trying to pull herself together after her husband's untimely death--and the even more untimely revelation of his gambling addiction. Bereft of her comfortable suburban life, Syd takes shelter at a college pal's bed and breakfast, where amidst the bougainvillea blossoms and the island's gentle rhythms, a plan begins to form. . .
Syd never considered the possibility of turning her passion for spinning and knitting into something more than a hobby, but when the unique composition of her wool draws attention, a door is opened--the first among many. Yet even as she ventures out of her comfort zone, Syd finds herself stepping into the embrace of a community rich with love, laughter, friendship. . .and secrets. And as long-hidden truths are revealed, Syd faces a choice: spin a safety net--or spin decidedly forward and never look back. . .

"Poignant, absorbing, humorous. . .a debut that tugs at the heart."
--Sophia Nash, author of "A Dangerous Beauty"

"Captures the essence of what often lies in each of our hearts. Don't miss it "
--J.L. Miles, author of "Cold Rock River "

Born and raised in north of Boston, Terri DuLong now resides with her husband, two dogs, and three cats on an island off the west coast of Florida. A retired Registered Nurse, she began her writing career as a contributing writer for "Bonjour Paris, " where she shared her travel experiences to France in over forty articles with a fictional canine narrator. Terri's love of knitting provides quiet time to develop her characters and plots for her future novels.

About the Author
Terri DuLong is a native of the Boston area and now resides on the west coast of Florida where she is a practicing Registered Nurse. Terri spent her elementary school years outside of Cincinnati. Her family returned to the Boston area in 1960 and she is a graduate of Salem High School and North Shore Community College.Ms. Dulong has been a contributing writer for the Internet publication, Bonjour Paris, for the past three years. Two fiction short stories have been published in anthologies and her first novel, Lost Souls of the Witches' Castle, was published by Gardenia Press in July 2002.Terri writes mainstream fiction with an emphasis on human values and emotions, and draws much of her inspiration from the people she encounters in her nursing career.