Monday, March 30, 2015

Time Travel Novel About Trains

Travelers in Time Aboard the California Zephyr is a time-travel story about a group of modern day Amtrak passengers who find themselves suddenly part of a real-life excursion train in the 1860’s during the building of the transcontinental railroad. Come along and read how these modern-day characters try to adapt to their new world in post-Civil War Nebraska.
 I am so excited about this book being finished and at last published! A year ago, my husband and I booked two tickets for one of the sleepers cars of the famous California Zephyr in order to pretend that we had won Amtrak's Writers in Residency Program contest. Although we did not win the contest, we considered this trip a "working vacation" and brought along both of our computers in order to be "Writers". Without the distractions of Wi-Fi--that means no internet and no cell phone connections--we went back to basics and wrote, with only the beautiful scenery of the Sierras, the painted desert of Utah, and the canyons of the Rockies as company. This book is the result.

Travelers in Time Aboard the California Zephyr
by Louise Hathaway

Only $2.99 at most online bookstores.
Paperback available at Amazon

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Literary Essays for 99 cents

Are you a fan of Jane Austen, D. H. Lawrence, or Thomas Wolfe?  Do you like to read literary essays?  If so, take a look at these three essays I've written.  Each includes pictures from pilgrimages I made to see the birthplaces and environs of these famous writers.  Only 99 cents apiece at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iTunes, Kobo, Google Books, and Smashwords.

Marriage In Pride and Predjudice

The Oedipus Complex in D. H. Lawrence's Sons and Lovers

Nags, Sluts, and a Deep-Breasted Soulmate from the Shining City:
The Women in Thomas Wolfe's The Web and The Rock

Saturday, March 14, 2015

The Tustin Chronicles: A Detective Santy Mystery

This murder mystery, about a daughter's search for the truth behind her father's murder, is an homage to the books of T. Jefferson Parker that describe crime in Orange County, California. Focusing on Tustin in the early 1970s and 1990s, this book brings back the bygone days of tractor showrooms; hippies and head shops in Laguna Beach; and a packing house called "The Sunkist Cathedral" where the Catholic Church once held Mass. It's a world of blimp hangars at the Lighter-Than-Air base; orange groves where virginities are lost; and a restaurant that looks like a train station in South Coast Plaza--all set to the music of Bob Dylan and the Eagles.

The Tustin Chronicles: A Detective Santy Mystery
By Louise Hathaway
eBook available for $2.99 at most online bookstores
Also Available in paperback at Amazon