Blurb: Carol White’s Sitting Pretty is more than just a collection of stories; it is an experience. In each story, the reader steps into the life of a character with a unique and vastly different perspective than the others in this collection. The organization of these stories (Rural Stories, Hers, His, Extras, End Story, and Bonus Novella) allows the reader to savor the book from beginning to end or choose which section they want to dive into. Comprised of twenty short stories and one novella, Sitting Pretty has a story for every one—expect to be delighted, frightened, enlightened, and surprised.
From rural areas of the country to Park Avenue and Boca Raton, Carol White’s Sitting Pretty includes stories of romance, mystery, suspense, friendship, betrayal, family, food, and fantasy. Open this book to any section you choose and when you eventually put it down, you’ll feel so close to these characters that you’ll believe that you know them.
** NABE 2014 Pinnacle Award for Best Book in the category of Short Stories
** Award-Winning Finalist in the Fiction: Short Story category of the 2014 International Book Awards, sponsored by American Book Fest
The ebook for Sitting Pretty has just been reduced to 99 cents! Look for it on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and most online book sellers.
Dina and Mark Marshall, a nouveau riche couple in their thirties, live at Boca Forest, the top country club in Boca Raton, Florida, where they vie to keep up with wealthier residents. Mark, a financial planner and popular golf partner, regularly invites club members to partake in Dina’s gourmet dinners in an attempt to further his business that affords them a luxurious Florida lifestyle. When Mark suddenly leaves his wife for the hot, younger blonde Taffie and the two take off for Key West, Dina finds little solace in her family and “friendships”–instead, she trumps her initial self-doubt and turns her obsessive list-making tendency into a flourishing home-catering business. Intent on keeping her head above the water and winning back her husband, Dina encounters a dashing young fellow chef and all-around great guy, Dex Ryder. Now everyone’s talking–and not just about her fantastic cuisine. Dina’s life is definitely on the upswing…until it all comes crashing down. Laugh, cry and cook with Dina as she discovers her true friends and decides where and with whom her future lies.
From One Place to Another is Available:
Blurb:How will Miranda Nichols—a young, attractive widow—choose between two men she loves, both of whom want to marry her? After permanently moving from Manhattan to her country home, Miranda meets Jeremy Pearson, a sweet learning disabled man who awakens her long dormant sexuality. Their life together promises to be easy, full of fun and uncomplicated—that is until Nick Kramer enters the picture. Nick is the sophisticated New Yorker Miranda reconnects with during her book-signing trip to Manhattan. Each man appeals to her on different levels, and it is not until the very end that we discover Miranda’s choice.
Hidden Choices is available
Two of Carol’s books were recently added to the Boston Public Library’s permanent collection. “Sitting Pretty” and “From One Place to Another.”
Carol White and fellow author, Sheila Blanchette holding court with their books at Gizzi’s Coffee Shop in Delray Beach
This is my process when writing a book of short stories. Each story has its own card with names, locale, professions, etc. I find it’s the easiest way to keep everything in order. My book in progress has a working title of “Coffee Breaks” and will include fourteen short stories. As you can see, I’ve laid this out at a table in my local Dunkin Donuts shop!
At the Florida Parkland Library Author Showcase on November 15, 2014, Carol speaks about her three novels.
Carol discusses her novels at the Lake Worth, Florida Library on November 5, 2014.
On November 12, 2014, Carol was invited to speak at the Hagen Ranch Library in Delray Beach. With almost eighty attendees, it was a great day for sales.
With Michele Andrews (L) Program Director at the Parkland Library where Carol participated in their Author’s Showcase on November 15, 2014.
As part of the National League of American Pen Woman’s Letters Program, Carol discussed her books at the Hagen Ranch Library in Delray Beach on May 7, 2015.
Carol discussed “Sitting Pretty” and “From One Place to Another” at the Park Summit Residence in Coral Springs on May 11, 2015.
Carol attended a fundraiser for the children’s program of the Delray Beach Library on April 9, 2015 at the Delray Beach Club. Another fundraiser was held on April 30th at the Delray Beach Library. Dave Barry was the keynote speaker.
The Women’s National Book Association www.wnba-books.com has created a branch in South Florida, based in the Boca Raton/Delray Beach/Boynton Beach area. Carol was elected to serve as Vice-President of the branch. Meetings will be held at Murder on the Beach Bookstore in Delray Beach. http://murderonthebeach.com/ (photo – wnba meeting)
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Carol will be discussing her books at Glen Eagles Country Club, Delray Beach, for their Literary Luncheon on January 26 at 11:30 a.m.