The family I grew up in. February 23, 2017--
This time of year always brings to my special attention my parents, Ben and Bert Marcus.
Ben Coleman Marcus married Bertha Ida Pfeiffer on this date in 1929. The next day was Bert's birthday. As a child I was always amused by the fact that their wedding was before Mom's birth.
Their first child, Bruce, is shown with mom and with little Lee Joanne in this picture, taken sometime in 1934, I imagine.
My little sister, Elizabeth Jane didn't come along until 1945. This is a picture of three-year old Janie.
I have outlived both parents and my brother,
Mother, Dad and Bruce are all gone now. I am the family matriarch, but I do miss them greatly.
Friday, February 17, 2017
When you only post once a year it is hard to remember how to get access and make a new post.
I am re-opening my blog so that I can tell everyone that my second novel
WHO CARES ABOUT YOU ?
is soon to be published by The Write Place.
Below is the first preview/review of the book,
“Lee Collins lays bare the painful complexities of family relationships in her character-rich second novel, “Who Cares About You?” Teen angst, adult discord and privileged ambition are juxtaposed with the simple goodness and strength of a young, destitute mother and her two sons. As secrets are revealed, we are drawn into a conflicted world where the actions of well-meaning people result in unintended consequences. A must read.”
--Robin Martin, former Iowa Center for the Book Coordinator
Maybe this year will be the year that I get serious.