Seven Wings to Glory: My bravest novel yet

(Updated March 16, 2017)

Display of talismans and symbols for Seven Wings to Glory. I draw inspiration from creating a small still life depicting certain aspects of my novel.
Display of talismans and symbols for Seven Wings to Glory. I draw inspiration from creating a small still life depicting certain aspects of my novel in progress.

 

Summary:

releases April 1, 2017 from Camel Press

Johnnie Kitchen is finally living her dream, attending college and writing a column for the local paper. She adores her husband Dale and chocolate Labrador Brother Dog, and they reside in a comfortable home in the small town of Portion in North Texas. Their three children are thriving and nearly grown.

But Johnnie is rattled when her youngest boy Cade goes to fight in Afghanistan. The less frequent his emails, the more she frets for his safety. On the home front, Johnnie learns that Portion is not the forward-thinking town she believed. A boy Cade’s age, inflamed by a liberal bumper sticker and the sight of Johnnie’s black friend Whit, attacks them with the N-word and a beer bottle. After Johnnie writes about the incident in her column, a man named Roosevelt reaches out with shameful stories from Portion’s untold history. More tears and triumphs will follow, as Johnnie’s eyes are opened to man’s capacity for hate and the power of love and forgiveness.

To read more about Seven Wings to Glory, please visit my website.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Published by

kathleenmrodgers

Author of the novels The Final Salute, Johnnie Come Lately & Seven Wings to Glory. Former contributor to Family Circle Magazine and Military Times. Future work represented by agent Diane Nine, Nine Speakers Inc.

9 thoughts on “Seven Wings to Glory: My bravest novel yet”

    1. Dear Doreen,

      I can’t wait for you to meet Johnnie. Thank you for your constant support. BTW- I’ve already revised the first paragraph in the excerpt from Seven Wings. I should of done this before I published.

      Here’s the changes to first paragraph in excerpt: I peeked through the dry brittle vines from my hiding spot in the woods, too scared to breathe and shaking like a rabid dog. The air smelled of smoke and the promise of snow, but the joy of Christmas was gone.

    1. Dear Irv,

      Your support and caring mean so much to me. BTW- I’ve already revised the first paragraph in the excerpt from Seven Wings. I should of done this before I published.

      Here’s the changes to first paragraph in excerpt: I peeked through the dry brittle vines from my hiding spot in the woods, too scared to breathe and shaking like a rabid dog. The air smelled of smoke and the promise of snow, but the joy of Christmas was gone.

  1. So glad you have your sequel started. I love the title “Seven Wings to Glory.” Your exerpt sounds mysterious and chilling. Can’t wait to know more about it. And, waiting patiently for “Johnnie Come Lately.”

    1. Dear Johnnie Dale,

      Thanks so much for reading the excerpt about the sequel. I can’t wait for you to meet Johnnie in Johnnie Come Lately. BTW- I’ve already revised the first paragraph in the excerpt from Seven Wings. I should of done this before I published.

      Here’s the changes to first paragraph in excerpt: I peeked through the dry brittle vines from my hiding spot in the woods, too scared to breathe and shaking like a rabid dog. The air smelled of smoke and the promise of snow, but the joy of Christmas was gone.

      Love you, my friend.

  2. Kathleen,
    OMGoodness, I am blown away by the excerpt from Seven Wings to Glory – and the line about singing Thurman Blue home made me catch my breath. What a thrill to see you take these giant leaps. Keep it going.
    Love you much …
    Drema

    Drema

    1. Drema,

      Your endorsement THRILLS me and makes me smile. Your belief propels me forward with hope and encouragement that I’m on the right track. Love you and can’t wait to hold your new book RUNNING ON A RED DOG ROAD in my hands. And to share it with others!!

      Love and hugs,

      K

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