Thursday, April 19, 2012

Guest Post/ Feature - Wishbone - Brooklyn Hudson

Wishbone by Brooklyn Hudson
325 pages
Published February 21st 2012 by Vivid Dreams Press

A Manhattan power couple survive a tragedy and attempt a fresh start only to be plagued by unexplained and disastrous careful what you wish for. At the age of nine, growing up in the French countryside, Julien Grenier witnessed the brutal murder of his grandfather. Now, at forty-five, he continues to be plagued by horrific nightmares and reenactments of that tragic event. Living a successful though austere lifestyle on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, Julien has recreated himself, building emotional walls that even his young wife cannot penetrate. Though somewhat moody, Julien is a good man with a heart of gold, and a great sense of loyalty and responsibility; enabling his wife, Rachael, to turn a blind eye to his tightly-kept secrets. Rachael is thirty-two years old; an art dealer and playful free spirit, but after a home invasion assault leaves her emotionally unstable and destroys their care-free and content world, they relocate to a safer environment with the hope of a fresh start. Kings Hollow is a quaint town, nestled in the serene Catskill Mountains of upstate New York. At first, their new home appears to be the miracle they prayed for, until a traditional children's game begins to destroy their bliss; Rachael is no longer herself and Julien is experiencing a string of bad luck and unfortunate accidents. At the center of it all is seventeen-year-old Sarah, a part-time caretaker on the property. Can Julien and Rachael escape the nightmare of Kings Hollow...or is this just Wishful thinking?

Writing to me is …
By Brooklyn Hudson

Lifesaving and cathartic. Don’t get me wrong…I love life, but if I may generalize, the world is a pretty disappointing place. You watch the news and it’s so dismal. The things humans do to each other and to nature, and the horror stories I can tell you of my years in animal rescue and rehab…man, that took its toll on me and my generalized opinions of human beings. When I write, I get to escape reality.

If I were asked …
A reader or a writer, which would you rather be? If I can only be one then definitely a writer. My brain would explode if I couldn’t do this.

Fame or fortune, which would you prefer? Fame. Fortune is really good and I hope I can have both, but fame means I’ve touched very large numbers with my writing and that’s the goal.

What are the challenges you face as a writer in your genre? Well, probably the biggest challenge is the exceptionally talented competition. You’re writing is held up against authors like Steven King and Dean Koontz – that’s huge.

About Brooklyn Hudson:

Born in Staten Island, New York to a traditional Italian-American household, Ms. Hudson was bitten by the entertainment bug by age five, performing in musicals and attending The Trogan School of Music throughout most of her youth. By the age of sixteen she was already booking talent at a prominent New York City comedy club and shortly after began promoting rock music events in Los Angeles. A leather-clad rocker at heart, she rubbed elbows and worked with 80's music legends and hair-band icons, at the same time, consistently honing her skill for writing fiction.

The Queen of Replica-Rock, Brooklyn has managed some of the greatest tribute rock bands in the world and recently wrote, produced, and directed The Springsteen Experience which had its run in Las Vegas and continues to tour. It was during her time in Vegas when she realized that no amount of success from other entertainment avenues would bring her the contentment she found writing.

Now writing full-time, Brooklyn lives in Los Angeles with her adopted dog Christopher and cat Meadow (perhaps the Sopranos come to mind). She recently adopted a teenage daughter who is attending Syracuse University, pre-med. She continues to arrange tour dates for The Springsteen Experience, but the majority of her time is spent writing and content at the keyboard.


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