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Captiva Island

Captiva Island

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by Kathy Lee Sumner
     
 
Atlanta columnist and Buckhead resident Julia Parks is invited to the lush South Florida island of Captiva to interview and write the biography of renowned romance novelist and Georgia native Helen Van Buren. No one had ever been granted the opportunity to interview the 86-year-old recluse throughout her 21-book career, though fans remained curious why she abruptly

Overview

Atlanta columnist and Buckhead resident Julia Parks is invited to the lush South Florida island of Captiva to interview and write the biography of renowned romance novelist and Georgia native Helen Van Buren. No one had ever been granted the opportunity to interview the 86-year-old recluse throughout her 21-book career, though fans remained curious why she abruptly stopped writing decades ago. Julia's intrigue as to why she's the chosen one sends her packing and on a plane headed South in a hurry-a brewing stew of secrets await her arrival...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439249109
Publisher:
BookSurge, LLC
Publication date:
10/15/2009
Pages:
318
Sales rank:
325,923
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.67(d)

Meet the Author

After receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from Auburn University, Kathy Lee Sumner wrote and free-lanced for several publications along Florida's gulf coast, from her hometown of Pensacola to her current location in Naples.
In 2003, she began writing novels as a hobby while raising her two children and working on her Florida teaching certification. In 2006, her father was diagnosed with lung cancer. This motivated Sumner to finish one of the manuscripts she had been creating, chapters of which she would send him to read for entertainment while he was ill. Also a native Floridian, he would add character traits and suggest setting locations--several are used throughout the storyline. Sumner was able to share the final chapters with her father before he passed in July of 2006.
The manuscript CAPTIVA ISLAND - A NOVEL was chosen as a semi-finalist in the 2008 Amazon Breakthrough Novelist Contest (ABNA), and when published in late 2009, Sumner dedicated the book to her father.
Kathy Lee Sumner continues to write and enjoy life on Florida's southwest coast.

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