Beads of snow dust my windshield,
I began this blog to publicize my novel, Brute Heart. My early posts were about why I wrote the book and the step-by-step process of self-publishing it. Now I write about writing or post shorter pieces I've written. Occasionally I write about interesting experiences--traveling to Machu Picchu, for example, not what I had for dinner last night.
Jordan isn’t lacking in determination. She manages to work her way through college and Veterinary School, yet she still shows signs of weakness when her father contracts a painful terminal illness and insists she use her veterinary training to put him out of his misery. Fearful of her father, even hating him at times after a lifetime of emotional and physical abuse, Jordan has to decide whether to let him suffer or commit a crime that could end her hard-won career.
Does she obey her father one last time? While this question keeps the reader turning pages, the story in Brute Heart is at times lighthearted and humorous as the young veterinarian learns about love, life, and doctoring animals. An unusual blend of James Herriot’s delightful tales and Sylvia Plath’s poem, “Daddy,” this coming of age novel will be enjoyed by animal lovers as well as fans of hardship to recovery stories and family dramas.