If you love a quiet read, youâ€™ll love hearing from my first guest of 2023. Sit back, relax, and join me as I talk with Rebecca Wenrich Wheeler about her Debut novel entitled Whispering Through Water.
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Whispering Through Water Book Launch Celebration with Rebecca Wenrich Wheeler
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Rebecca Wenrich Wheeler
Friday, January 6, 2023
MORE ABOUT GUEST AUTHOR Rebecca Wenrich Wheelerâ€¦
Rebecca Wenrich Wheeler was raised in West Point, a small town in the Tidewater region of Virginia. From the moment she submitted her first short story to a young authorâ€™s contest in second grade, Rebecca knew she wanted to be a writer. Her love of writing led her to earn a BA in English and an MEd in English education. She spent several years as a high school teacher, during which she also developed a passion for mental health advocacy. Rebecca completed an MA in professional counseling and now works in the school-based mental health field and as a college adjunct psychology instructor. Rebecca also teaches yoga for the young and the young at heart, and she likes to infuse yoga and breathwork in her counseling practice wherever she can.
Rebeccaâ€™s debut novel is entitled Whispering Through Water
The coming-of-age story follows Gwyn Madison, the summer after her high school graduation, as she grapples with her fast-approaching future. Sheâ€™ll have to face more than she bargained for with her Aunt Delia, the family matriarch, who holds the purse strings and the final word. In the meantime, Gwyn stumbles upon a tightly held family secret. Could a mysterious letter provide Gwyn the leverage she desires? Will it only bring more family division? Or, maybe, the past was never meant to stay buried after all. Whispering Through Water navigates family dynamics, young love, and female autonomy with a little 1990s nostalgia.
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Excerpt from Chapter 5 The Upstairs Room:
Uncle Beckett looked up from the counter, his brown eyes growing deeper. â€œWell, Gwynnie.â€ He rubbed his palm against the stair rail. â€œThereâ€™s more to Delia than appears on the surface. I know you two arenâ€™t on the best of terms right now. I just wanted you to understand her a bit better before you left. Family fights, but family can reconcile too. Maybe, one day, the thing you have in common will bring you together.â€
â€œYou mean art.â€
â€œYes, at least thatâ€™s my hope.â€
I smiled, without words to respond. Maybe the sadness that occasionally slipped into Aunt Deliaâ€™s eyes had something to do with the paintings. I hoped the price of becoming an adult wasnâ€™t letting go of your passions for what the world deemed the more appropriate choice. Work, discipline, decorum, thatâ€™s all I knew my aunt to be. Maybe I was wrong, or maybe I only saw what she wanted me to see.
In the quiet of the moment, the gentle ticking of the clock amplified. Hanging above the bookcase of biographies, a silhouette of Shakespeare filled the center of the clockface. If I stared at old William long enough, his lips would rhythmically repeat tick tock. My uncleâ€™s gaze followed mine to land on the clock.
â€œGwynnie, arenâ€™t you supposed to be at work in 10 minutes?â€
â€œOh,â€ I said, my eyes darting quickly from the clock to my uncle and back. â€œLove you. Iâ€™ll see you at home.â€
I waved, slammed the door behind me, and ran the three blocks to the florist, clutching the glass ornament so it wouldnâ€™t slip out of my hands.
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