From time to time while waiting for A Faculty Daughter to be published, I’d like to post a small excerpt from the manuscript. Because I JUST CAN’T WAIT to get the book out there to my readers! So here’s an excerpt from the first chapter.
“We emerged from a shady stretch of lane, fragrant with white barked loblolly pine and cypress, and into the late Sunday afternoon sun. The football stadium, track, and former parade ground spread before us. Browning had been a military school until two years earlier. My earliest memories were set to the cadence of morning drill.
The fields teemed with students referred to as “the Browning boys” or more generally “the boys,” who whooped and called to each other over the rush of wind through the windows. My father smiled fondly, a wrist draped lazily over the wheel. “Hell is empty and all the devils are here.” My father was always quoting Shakespeare, whom he considered the wellspring of all wisdom.”