A Skill Taught to You by Your Parents, and…Rejected!
by Rolynn Anderson
What Parental Advice Did You Nix? In my newly released novel, BAD LIES, the heroine, Sophie is a recovering gambling addict with a thirteen year-old. Sophie has an extraordinary natural talent at golf, which she discovers by accident. This is a woman who has given up a life of chance. Does she take up professional golf at an age when most golfers are at the peak of their game? And what the heck does she do with a caddy who hates the game, but has promised his father to coach her?
Turns out, Jack, the temporary coach, loved golf when he was a kid, but because his father’s instruction wasn’t personalized, a burned-out Jack turned his back on golf by the time he headed to college. Fifteen years have passed since father and son have broached the subject of golf.
What Parental Advice Did You Nix? No matter what the endeavor, I’d like to know what ‘skill’ you left behind because your mother or father ‘coached’ you too closely. For me, it was sewing. My mother was a taskmaster at crafting clothing, and the whole process alternately bored me or frustrated me to tears. I did buy a sewing machine and I did manage to slap together some boutique gifts, but for the most part, my ‘treadle’ is silent.
How about you? What skill were you ‘taught’ by your parents that you said, ‘No thanks!’
Rolynn’s Best Author Advice
My best advice to ALL writers is to write on a story every day, even if you have nothing to say. Writing helps you improve!
My best promo tip for authors is to work persistently on your own marketing strategy. Everyone is different so use the technique that pleases you most and gets you the best results. Then keep the fire going.
Italy’s haunted caves spell danger for an American golfer and a NATO geologist
Sophie Maxwell is a late-blooming, unorthodox golfer, and mother of a precocious thirteen year-old. Determined to put divorce, bankruptcy, and a penchant for gambling in her past, Sophie goes to Italy for a qualifying golf tournament.
Jack Walker turned his back on a pro golfing career to become a geologist. As a favor to his ailing father he’ll caddy for Sophie; off hours, he’ll find caves on the Mediterranean coast, suitable for NATO listening posts for terrorist activity.
Someone is determined to stop Jack’s underground hunt and ruin Sophie’s chances to win her tournament.
On a Rome golf course and in the Amalfi coast’s haunted caves, all the odds are stacked against Sophie and Jack. In their gamble of a lifetime, who wins?
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