"Getting Her Money's Worth" is the story of two friends, two fates and too little time. Allie Charles finds that life often is cruel, but she still wrings all the joy out of it that she can. As she faces a series of life-threatening illnesses and emotional hits to her heart, Allie sets aside her challenges to enjoy various escapades with close friend Shelby Martin, the girl who gets the career, the guy and the good health. Join them on a canoe trip highlighted by an inopportune game of bumper boats and too-close calls with a corpse, spiders and snakes. Find out what happens during a piranha feeding at the National Aquarium. And join in an R-rated alternative to pin the tale on the donkey at Shelby's bridal shower. Get ready to laugh, cry and count the blessings in your life.
About the Author
A veteran of more than 30 years of newspaper work, Annette Mardis now edits books and newspaper stories on a freelance basis when she's not working on her own writing projects.
Liquid Silver Books soon will publish "The Shore Thing," the first book in her Gulf Shore contemporary romance series.
In July 2013, she self-published her first novella, "Getting Her Money's Worth," inspired by a close friend who died in June 2012 after suffering through a series of cancer-related illnesses. See a picture portrayal of the book at http://www.pinterest.com/annettemardis/getting-her-moneys-worth/.
She also loves to interact with readers on her website and on Goodreads, Smashwords and Facebook. Visit her at annettemardis.com and http://tinyurl.com/mld9bk2.
Annette additionally reviews books, posts publishing news and offers other reader-friendly content at www.facebook.com/PostHereReaders. Stop by and post a reading recommendation.
She enjoys her volunteer work at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, home to Winter, star of the movie "Dolphin Tale." She also likes to read, read and read some more; ride on her husband's Harley; watch NASCAR; root for Tampa Bay area sports teams; and keep company with her two dogs and one talking parrot.