GIRL HELD IN HOME & ‘Reality Fiction’ by Elizabeth Searle
And the ‘winner’ of DISGRACED CELEBRITY OF SUMMER 2011 is… our first ever Group win, THE KARDASHIANS! For better or worse, we live in the Reality TV nation but even by Reality TV standards, the Kardashians hit new lows this summer. Blog fave Caitlin put their name into play, citing:
|The over-the-top press coverage of Kim Kardashian’s tacky wedding, held this summer during the worst economic period since the Great Depression|
Like it or not, we live in times where ‘reality’ rules. Nonfiction books lead in sales and fiction based on ‘real events’ draws coverage. This fall, I jump into what I call the ‘REALITY FICTION’ pool with a new novel based on a real-life crime in my neighborhood.
GIRL HELD IN HOME is out in October from New Rivers Press. It was inspired by an incident that was a real-life ‘disgrace’ and is all too common in America today. In our own neighborhood in Arlington.MA, in 2001, a woman was ‘held’ as an unpaid servant’ in the home of a family that controlled her visa.
In my imagined version of her story, a teenage boy discovers her situation and falls in love with the ‘GIRL HELD IN HOME’. Thanks to NEW RIVERS PRESS, my terrific publisher, and thanks to Cholla Productions and my talented brother Bill Searle and to rocker Dann Spohn and DustJacket for this Book trailer: