Books published by Bats in the Boathouse Press
Releasing Gillian's Wolves
Releasing Gillian's Wolves is the story of a political wife forced to finally do something about her faltering marriage. We frequently see women standing by their Senator/Congressman/Religious figure husbands at press conferences as these men admit to all sorts of bad behavior. Releasing Gillian's Wolves explores what holds one such woman in place and what happens when she finally decides to let go.
Raising Wild Ginger
Parenting is hard. That's what Edward Rosenberg has always assumed, although his only experience with children has been as the drunken uncle. Now the love of his life, Sam DaCosta, is yearning for fatherhood. Edward's been sober for years. He and Sam are in a good place. Why rock the boat? On the other hand, how can he deny Sam his dream of a family?
Then they meet Ginger. At twelve she's been through more than either Edward or Sam can imagine. She's seductive, secretive and dishonest. But somewhere between stealing his cash and alienating Sam, Ginger manages to wind herself into Edward's heart. Can the three of them create a family? Or will Ginger blow them all apart?
Midnight Supper at the Rise and Shine
Bad luck and worse choices-that's Irene. She's been a widow half her life and now splits her time between waitressing at the Rise and Shine café and singing in an oldies cover band. And she's having an affair with a married man-something that even her eclectic, super liberal family can't condone.
She'd be the first one to admit she has faults, but she's not a bigot. The genetic pool in her nuclear family spans the globe. And it's not that she's prejudiced against people with disabilities but that doctors and wheelchairs give her the heebie-jeebies. So when a cute guy in a chair keeps showing up in the restaurant, she's clumsy, awkward and strangely drawn. Can Irene let go of the past or is she too emotionally broken to find a future worth the risk?