What if Someone You Love Has a Secret Family?…RG2E Featured Author Mary Campisi asked that Story Question in her Top of The Charts FREE Ebook, A Family Affair

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What if Someone You Love Has a Secret Family?

That’s the Story Question RG2E Featured Author Mary Campisi asked in her Top of The Charts FREE Ebook A FAMILY AFFAIR.

Take it away, Mary…

I grew up in a very small town in northwest Pennsylvania with two older brothers and a younger sister. There were no malls, no McDonalds, and one movie theater that closed in the summer to avoid competition with the drive-in. (One man owned both.) One thing this town did have was a wonderful library…about 2 miles away. I walked there at least once a week and fell in love with the characters and places I read about. It was then I began creating different endings to some of the stories I read, and if I didn’t want the story to end, I continued it on in my head – exactly the way I wanted it! Though I moved away and lived in different cities and states, family and the small town community have always stayed with me and are often central themes in my stories.

Several years ago, I read an article about a man who had kept a secret family for years without anyone’s knowledge. I was fascinated that someone could and would actually do this. That one small article lived in my subconscious for years, emerging occasionally as I considered how a person might achieve this, the effects on the primary family as well as the other family, the pain, the grief, the anger, the emotional, financial and psychological entanglements between the two, and the ultimate question; which was the real family? I became so engrossed with the emotion of the situation that I knew I had to create my own characters and my own story and so emerged, A Family Affair.

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Real families aren’t always the ones you know about…

When Christine Blacksworth’s larger-than-life father is killed on an icy road in Magdalena, New York, a hundred miles from the ‘getaway’ cabin he visited every month, she discovers a secret that threatens everything she’s always held to be true. Her father has another family which includes a mistress and a daughter. Determined to uncover the truth behind her father’s secret life, Christine heads to Magdalena, prepared to hate the people who have caused her to question everything she thought she knew about her father. But what she finds is a woman who understands her, a half sister who cherishes her, and a man who could love her if she’ll let him. The longer she’s around them, the more she questions which family is the real one.

About Mary:

Mary Campisi should have known she’d become a writer when at age thirteen she began changing the endings to all the books she read. It took several years and a number of jobs, including registered nurse, receptionist in a swanky hair salon, accounts payable clerk, and practice manager in an OB/GYN office, for her to rediscover writing. Enter a mouse-less computer, a floppy disk, and a dream large enough to fill a zip drive. The rest of the story lives on in every book she writes.

When she’s not working on her craft or following the lives of five young adult children, Mary’s digging in the dirt with her flowers and herbs, cooking, reading, walking her rescue lab mix, Cooper, or on the prefect day, riding off into the sunset with her very own “hero” husband, on his Electra Glide Classic aka Harley.

Mary has been published with Kensington, Carina Press, The Wild Rose Press, and Jocelyn Hollow Romance.

Connect with Mary at:

website:   www.marycampisi.com

e-mail:     mary@marycampisi.com

blog:         http://marycampisi.blogspot.com

twitter:    https://twitter.com/#!/MaryCampisi

facebook  http://www.facebook.com/marycampisibooks

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I just downloaded this one, Mary, and can’t wait to read it!  What a fascinating story question! Thanks sooo much for sharing with us and for treating us to A FAMILY AFFAIR!

The Best of RG2E Ereading Wishes — D. D. Scott, RG2E Founder

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6 thoughts on “What if Someone You Love Has a Secret Family?…RG2E Featured Author Mary Campisi asked that Story Question in her Top of The Charts FREE Ebook, A Family Affair

  1. Hello Everyone and D.D., thanks for having me this sunny Saturday morning! I’m delighted to be hear and look forward to chatting about A Family Affair, small towns, and how this book has had hundreds of thousands of downloads since it went free in July. I fully subscribe to D.D.’s ‘this one’s on me’ and have seen great success with it!

  2. Hello Everyone and D.D., thanks for having me this sunny Saturday morning! I’m delighted to be here and look forward to chatting about A Family Affair, small towns, and how this book has had hundreds of thousands of downloads since it went free in July. I fully subscribe to D.D.’s ‘this one’s on me’ and have seen great success with it!

  3. Well, apparently when my daughter is yammering in my ear that it’s past time to take the dog for a walk, I can’t spell correctly…you will see a double post and incorrect spelling – hear/here. I have been waiting for this blog for weeks now and everything blew up – in a good way- when my sister flew in the other day to surprise me for an early birthday gift and then my daughter drove in last night…big surprise!! And thus, the brain lapses….so sorry.

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