E. a. Bucchianeri Brushstrokes of a Gadfly

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Set in New York and New Jersey during the early 1990s, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly reveals the story of Katherine Walsingham, the only daughter of the CEO and Chairman of Walsingham Industries, an international cosmetic and pharmaceutical company that has been in the family for generations.

Daunted by its global proportions, she has no real interest in the business other than its sentimental value. An artist by calling and temperament, a lover of literature, a philosophical idealist and animal rights activist unafraid to speak her mind, Katherine has a talent for leaping ahead with anything that seems like a good idea at the time ... often landing in hot water with her sharp tongue and allegorical paintings to the consternation and amusement of everyone around her.

Setting her heart on opening her own gallery when she graduates from an elite art college, life is good. With a trust fund to secure her, she has no real worries that are the plague of struggling artists, but soon discovers wealth does not guarantee a smooth passage in life, for all her plans do not turn out exactly as she expected.

Opening a gallery is not an easy task, and Katherine must quickly learn to balance art and business, demanding customers and harsh art critics, family tragedies and disappointments. With so much to do, romance is the last thing on her mind, and despite her best efforts to avoid any entanglements, falls in love with one of New York's most eligible bachelors. From her own reticence to become involved with anyone, to the rumours spread about his family, it is a relationship that seems doomed, but Katherine finds that love will blossom where it will and cannot be controlled or stifled, nor the joy and heartache that accompanies it.

Brushstrokes of a Gadfly is a story brimming with vibrant and entertaining characters that only New York's High Society and art circles can provide. It is a colourful and amusing novel tinged with human tragedy.

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"Brushstrokes of a Gadfly is a novel unveiling an artist's self-discovery. Katherine, a Socratic gadfly fired with idealism, disillusioned with the hypocrisy and injustice in the world, she endeavors to make her fellow citizens stop and reflect upon their culture, lambasting the follies of the human race as she sees them with her scathing images questioning contemporary issues including nuclear power, genetic modification, religion, absurd holiday customs, the equality of women, corrupt government bureaucrats, the Space Program and America's definition of freedom, often landing in hot water for her efforts. Stepping out into the world, she has much to experience, braving art critics, family tragedies, and of course, falling in love. While her subjects are serious, the novel portrays a lighter side of life through a myriad of engaging characters and the unavoidable, humorous situations that are thrust upon us all."

 - E.A. Bucchianeri

About the Author:

E.A. Bucchianeri hails from the old Wild West, Virginia City, Nevada to be precise. A town made famous by its gold and silver mines, the "Bonanza" TV series, and Mark Twain who immortalized his experiences as a miner, journalist, and writer's blocked editor for the local paper in his autobiography "Roughing It". When not roughing through a case of writer's block, the author enjoys writing non-fiction. When the author is suffering that dreaded affliction, drowning in chocolate is the next best thing. Bucchianeri currently lives in Fatima, Portugal. "Brushstrokes of a Gadfly" is her first fiction novel.

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