In less than three months, Johnnie Come Lately by Kathleen M. Rodgers www.kathleenmrodgers.com (http://www.kathleenmrodgers.com/)
Her article Dying to be thin is the foundation, inspiration and motivation for her novel Johnnie Come Lately. Bulimia is a taboo disease that many women live with. We are hoping Rodgers’ story and her novel will help others avoid or overcome it before it is too late. http://realwomensbodies.com/
Johnnie Come Lately
He was her savior and she was his saint. But sometimes, even saints kept secrets.
In an effort to save her son, Johnnie Kitchen exposes a deeply hidden secret that tears her family apart. Still haunted by her mama’s disappearance and her father’s death in Vietnam, she turns to the comfort of her journal, penning irreverent letters to the missing… and the dead. Her youngest son enlists in the military as the United States is involved in two bloody wars; fear grips her soul on all fronts. Rebuffed in her efforts to repair the damage she’s inflicted on her marriage, Johnnie finds herself trapped in a terrifying emotional spiral that threatens to trigger a relapse of the bulimia that almost killed her. Amidst sightings of her mysterious mama, an odd new neighbor, a granny who knows all yet tells nothing and Bubba Dog who is her constant companion and best friend, will Johnnie succumb or survive?
Represented by Jeanie Loiacono, Loiacono Literary Agency www.loiaconoliteraryagency.com