Melanie Doctors (melaniedoctors on QT) has signed with agent Catherine Hedrick Armstrong of The Purcell Agency, LLC.
SLEEP IN PEACE is a 93,000-word work of contemporary women's fiction with two semi-unreliable narrators and strong romantic overtones. Think Fleabag meets The Husband's Secret with Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine perched on top.
If San Francisco's culinary darling Leanne Spencer believes her addiction to bad boys stems from her flawless daddy dying when she was a child, she'd be only half-right. It turns out, Mom's a liar, Dad's not dead, and her childhood was a well-crafted illusion. After Leanne forces Mom to confess what really happened, she's not sure what to believe. Mom's flashbacks of an innocent jazz singer and the rat bastard who ruined her life sound more like a 1950's B movie than reality. And yet, the unthinkable stories explain more than Leanne is willing to admit.
Meanwhile, relationship-challenged Leanne is falling fast for "The One." A sexy, grounded widower who is plug and play perfect, except he's none too thrilled with Leanne's current trust issues. Determined to figure herself out before committing to David, she's on a secret mission to meet her dad and discover if he's simply misunderstood and her mom something far worse than a liar.
As her past, present, and future collide, Leanne, must reconcile the inconceivable, and rescue herself or lose a dream of a man who accepts her for exactly who she is, flaws, and all.
For seven years, I wrote a weekly newspaper column, Dear Miss Kitty, published in The Santa Barbara Daily Sound: humorous philosophy disguised as relationship advice. An excerpt from THE RELUCTANT COUGAR, my work in progress, was published in The Santa Barbara Literary Journal (June 2019). I'm Mom to three children, three dogs, and more cats than any sane person should have.
Thank you for your consideration and stay safe.