No Stopping Her (Gemma Open Door) (Paperback)
Gemma Open Door, 9781936846511, 100pp.
Publication Date: November 1, 2015
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Growing up without a mother is hard. Worse is having a stepmother who controls Dad.
Brittany Myerson is so ready for high school to end. She knows that life is going to get a whole lot better when she gets her driver's license, the car she's always wanted and a ticket to college away from home. But her new stepmother has decided what's good enough for Brittany: a beat-up, mustard-colored piece of junk and enrollment in the local community college. Brittany thinks it can't get much worse until she learns that her father has changed his will leaving everything to Lynn. Suddenly, Brittany's father dies and the police suspect...murder.
About the Author
Rebecca Elswick is the daughter and granddaughter of coal miners. She lives in southwestern Virginia with her husband, three children and, at last count, five dogs. She teaches English and creative writing and is a consultant for the Appalachian Writing Project at the University of Virginia's College at Wise. Rebecca's work has appeared in many journals and anthologies including A Cup of Comfort for Dog Lovers II, Draft Horse, The Notebook and Broken Petals, and one of her stories was a finalist in the New Southerner Literary Contest. Publishers Weekly praised her debut novel, Mama's Shoes, as "an intricate and beautiful landscape...this is a well-tuned and complex work." Rebecca is at work on a new novel, The Dream is the Truth.