A bit belated here on the website, but my latest novel A Shot at Us is available now on Amazon for just $4.99. A love story based on It’s a Wonderful Life, this novel centers around the hardships of Gwendolyn and Malcolm Irving, loving spouses and parents having a hard time making ends meet in a fictional city in eastern Montana.
Suffering from health problems all her adult life, Gwen feels like she’s become a drain on her family, both financially and emotionally. One night shortly before Christmas, she winds up in a hospital yet again with a nasty case of pneumonia. With bills stacking up, Gwen sees a way out for her family, and ventures out into a deadly cold Montana night, contemplating fifteen years of marriage to her husband as she tries to decide her fate that night. When Malcolm gets a phone call from the hospital stating that his wife has disappeared, he races into the night to find the woman he loves most in the world and convince her to stick around, because he knows the truth. Her life is precious, no matter the cost of her every breath.
While A Shot at Us does contain some darker themes, it is, at heart, a story celebrating love and hope, much like its inspiration. I truly hope you’ll take the time to check out the “Look Inside” feature on its store page, because I think this is my best work yet. Malcolm and Gwen are complex characters, and I’ve come to love their entire little corner of the world. I hope you will too.