Thursday, May 17, 2012

In the Author Spotlight: Annette Snyder

This month in the Author Spotlight, please welcome
Annette Snyder.

Thank you Linda, for letting me slide over to your corner of the world to brag about my latest news.
Respectable Affair, the third release in my World War II series, is out this month and I’m pretty excited to say, it’s a good one. An inspiration started out as one story based on my grandmother’s life with Viveka’s War and continued with a novel defending the morals of a character in Eureka Springs, now has a final chapter. Respectable Affair tells the story of matriarch, Virgie Seidle, and her life protecting those closest to her and a community where she found solace.

Here’s a blurb of Respectable Affair:

Between Virginia Seidle’s terrible jaunt with men and Nolan Vickers’s upheld honor toward his institutionalized wife, no one in town openly faulted the pair for banding together to raise Nolan’s son, John. When love blossoms, would people be as accepting?

Can Nolan and Virgie put their clouded pasts behind and keep their affair respectable?

If that isn’t enough, here’s a snippet:

“Rebecca? Audrey? What is going on?” John looked at the two women. He’d known them all his life. They were Virgie’s best friends. They’d gone to college together and remained constant in each other’s lives.

Audrey lived and worked in Eureka Springs and their family gatherings were always intertwined.

Rebecca married Virgie’s brother Truman and, though she lived in Nebraska, weekly phone calls closed the distance.

It seemed so strange that neither woman mentioned the reason he and Ruth had to fly in for a formal visit and even stranger that Barbara was present and Audrey said nothing about a trip. The most bizarre? The way the two friends seemed to fumble about as if no one knew what to say next. “Okay, ladies. What in the world did you call us up here for? I’m sure it wasn’t to let us sit around and stare at each other.”

Rebecca put her hands in her lap and glanced from Audrey to the other three. “Audrey and I have something to tell you. A story.”

Audrey took a deep breath and reached to stroke Barbara’s arm before resting her hands on the arms of the chair. “We thought the best thing was to have you all together and say it just once.”

Rebecca bit her lip before she spoke. “What we did was the right thing to do. We did it for Virgie. We did it for Elizabeth and Nolan. We did it for all of you.”

“We knew the only way to protect you was to keep the secret but now we feel it’s time to tell the truth.”

To John, when Audrey spoke, it looked as if she’d rehearsed her words a thousand times. “What truth?” he asked.

And Rebecca began. “Our dear friend Virgie was always so full of love and life and she loved without reason. Follow where your heart leads…that’s what she always said.”

You can go to and read the first chapter before you add Respectable Affair and its two preceding novels, or any of my other stories to your shopping cart.

Follow this link to my website and you’ll learn all about me, my work and why I find myself writing instead of cleaning house. There, you’ll also find a link to my innovative blog, Fifty Authors from Fifty States. Connect to that and discover other talented writing professionals and the parts of the USA that inspires them and again, please thank Linda for her support with this opportunity to connect with you.


Melanie Atkins said...

Your books sound fascinating, Annette. I'll have to check them out. Lately I've become very interested in that time period, mostly because my mom is older and that was her era. Great blog post!

jrlindermuth said...

Congratulations on the new release, Annette. May you have many sales and all good reviews.

Pauline said...

Congrats, Annette! Love WWII stories!

Nora said...

Wow, Annette, I want to know the secret they didn't tell her! You know how to leave them hanging.

Congrats on the new book and what must be a great read.