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Marsha Briscoe

Marsha has been involved in some form with reading and writing most all her life. Having taught a variety of college English courses, spanning the range of composition to British literature and world literature, she is a published poet and essayist. But she did not try her hand at writing a novel until the mid 1990s when the idea for her reincarnation romance, A Still Point in Time, came to her in a dream. From this dream emerged a haunting and deep-seated conviction that the characters she created in A Still Point in Time had indeed known one another in the past. A Still Point in Time was a 2001 PEARL Award Nominee/Finalist in the Best Time Travel category. Marsha’s second novel, A Family Matter, is a contemporary treatment of the ancient Phaedra myth.

Marsha is proud that her sonnet “Of Eros and Psyche” was voted a Top Ten Finalist Best Poem in the P&E 2001 Readers Poll in addition to her being voted a Top Ten Finalist Best Poet Published in 2001.

Marsha is a member of the Romance Writers of America and has served as an officer of her local Kentucky chapter. The proud mother of three grown sons, Marsha lives in Kentucky with her lifetime soul-mate husband and two dogs. She enjoys in her spare time tennis, golf, and piano.

Home page of Marsha Briscoe: http://www.marshabriscoe.com

A Still Point in Time
genre: Paranormal Romance
A brooch, a lighthouse, a seashore, a love that transcends time…

Single, childless, and forty-three, college English professor Laura Bouvoire is determined to have a baby by in vitro fertilization. But her plans to beat her ticking biological clock meet opposition when she falls in love with her thirty-year-old college student, Dante Giovanni, a computer repairman determined to escape his trailer-park existence and the tedium of his blue-collar job. A devout Catholic, Dante is morally and ethically opposed to test-tube babies, which he deems an aberration akin to abortion and "against the natural order of things." As Laura and Dante's relationship turns to passion and passion turns to love, Laura's pregnancy becomes an issue that Dante must not only confront, but resolve. Will he be able to re-think his beliefs and realize he must make a choice between his values and his love for Laura?

Soon after meeting Dante, Laura purchases an antique amethyst brooch identical to one she saw in a portrait by the 19th century artist/poet Dylan Leone Gordon. Touching or wearing the brooch precipitates her dreams and visions of lovers in another century. As the dreams intensify, she researches Gordon and the elusive woman whose face peers from his paintings. A poem by Gordon affirms her suspicions that past lives may be involved. Obsessed by dreams of lovers in another century, Laura delves into that past life. There, tormented voices from another age reveal century-old karmic debts... Voices that hint at Dante's role, as well as Laura's, in those debts...

Have Laura and Dante's lives been brought together for a purpose? Will the secrets from the past that Laura uncovers threaten to take it all away?

electronic version
Whiskey Creek Press, May 1, 2004, ISBN: 1-59374-199-5
paperback version
Whiskey Creek Press, May 1, 2004, ISBN: 1-59374-202-2

A Family Matter
genre: Romantic Mystery
Scandal erupts in an eastern Kentucky town when an injured coal baron's estranged son comes home to tend his comatose father and falls in love with his father's new, young wife, Salina. Salina must choose between her professed vow of family vindication and her rapidly escalating attraction to her stepson.

Salina Faye Drummond Graves, recently married to a man twice her age, faces an agonizing truth -- the betrayal of her father, Minos Drummond, by her elderly husband, Lyman Graves. But the truth of that betrayal lies in her deceased father's missing journal. With this knowledge and a posthumous cry for family vindication from her mother, Salina embarks on a desperate search for the journal, a document revealing the horrible events leading to Minos's financial and mental ruin and ultimate suicide. Determined to exonerate Minos of the crimes for which he was so cruelly framed, Salina's hunt for the elusive journal is temporarily thwarted when her tyrannical husband is critically injured. When her attractive, but errant stepson, Paul Titus "Mick" Graves, returns home to tend his comatose father, Salina is inexplicably drawn to the man. Warring with her illicit feelings for her stepson, now sharing the ancestral home carved into the kudzu jungle of eastern Kentucky where Lyman's Poseidon Coal Company dominates and fuels the economy, is Salina's dogged determination to carry out her plan of vindication. Will she be able to find her father's journal, absolve her family name, and survive the metaphorical storm surrounding her relationship with her stepson?

Will the lives of these characters be able to surmount the ill-fated, archetypal destiny inherent in an ancient Greek myth girding this story?

electronic version
Whiskey Creek Press, coming July 1, 2004, ISNB: 1-59374-201-0
paperback version
Whiskey Creek Press, coming July 1, 2004, ISBN: 1-59374-202-9

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