Thursday, February 4, 2016

The Flood Girls - Pub Week Giveaway

Welcome to Quinn, Montana, population: 956. A town where nearly all of the volunteer firemen are named Jim, where The Dirty Shame—the only bar in town—refuses to serve mixed drinks (too much work), where the locals hate the newcomers (then again, they hate the locals, too), and where the town softball team has never even come close to having a winning season. Until now.

Rachel Flood has snuck back into town after leaving behind a trail of chaos nine years prior. She’s here to make amends, but nobody wants to hear it, especially her mother, Laverna. But with the help of a local boy named Jake and a little soul-searching, she just might make things right.

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About the Author:
I live in Missoula, Montana, and have worked in case management and direct care for adults with developmental disabilities most of my adult life. I’m the proud father of three rescue dogs, and they rescue me on a daily basis. I garden, cook, clean, and decorate, all obsessively—I am my own trophy wife.

When I’m not engaging in all things domestic, I leave my house to teach creative writing at the University of Montana and a memoir workshop for women of a certain age. I am proud to volunteer at the Zootown Arts Community Center, the Western Montana Gay & Lesbian Community Center; I coach softball, direct hip hop videos, spend an inordinate amount of time husband hunting, and am honored to be an active member of our local recovery community. All my life, I’ve been a writer, and have published in Cedilla, The Global City Review, Teacup, and Outwords. My stage plays have been performed at the University Of Montana and the Crystal Theater. Once, I attempted to write a screenplay, and although “XL Ave” was chosen for the final rounds of the Sundance Institute, I highly doubt the film will ever be released in a theater near you. (Ultimately, they said it was too weird, but I consider that a badge of honor.) Most recently, my short story “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” was shortlisted for The Bristol Prize, and published in their anthology. If you want to know more about me, feel free to ask!

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The Flood Girls by Richard Fifield

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