Ylitalo, Gail Blackberry Summer

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The summer of 1965 changes the lives of two children in such a way that they will never view life through the eyes of innocence again. Carol Lynn and her cousin Tom are spending the summer with their grandmother on her farm in rural Virginia. It's a quiet little place hiding the secrets, stories, and gossip the darker side of people entertain. It doesn't take the children long to become fascinated by the Horten family living near their grandmother. It's Carol Lynn's burning interest in the Horten family that leads them to trespass on their property. She wants to know the secret of the pond. It's on one of these forays that she meets Horten's stepdaughter, Clovie, a pitiful waif who longs to learn how to read. When Carol Lynn makes friends with the girl, it sets in motion events past and present that expose deception, incest, murder, suicide, and infanticide. When the truth is discovered, those involved are changed forever. The startling conclusion will take many by surprise.

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I was born October 10, 1954 in Richmond, Virginia, just as Hurricane Hazel swept through the eastern seaboard. I learned early that timing was everything! Two events shaped my childhood and the way I observed life. My grandmother died when I was five. She had cancer and on her last day awoke from the coma. She wanted to kiss all her loved ones goodbye.

The second event was when my father, a Virginia State Trooper, was shot. I was almost seven but clearly recall that knock on the door in the dead of night. He survived but his pain and suffering left its mark.

At ten I discovered that I loved books, writing and painting. Being the third child of seven, I quickly learned how to provide my own "space" - through creative endeavors. I finished high school and went to college and began the hunt for a career but writing remained a part of my daily life. I tried nursing, psychology, teaching, tutoring, domestic engineering and, at last, freelance work.

I married my wonderful husband, David, who allows me to be "me" and continue painting and writing. It's been a long journey through small presses, fillers and literary journal to finally having "Blackberry Summer". I continue to write novels, re-write novels and move on. Writing is what motivates me to look around and see the world as it is and how it could be.

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