Plumb Crazy by Molly Blaisdell
Expected Publication: June 10, 2014
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Small town country girl Elva Presley Hicks is about to attend her five-year class reunion with her best friends, Shay and Margarett.
The discovery of an old fanfic manuscript stirs up memories of her summer job as a plumber’s helper in Houston the summer before senior year. She earned a lot of money that year, but was lonely as heck.
It's not like there weren't any suitors back then. Elva could have chosen between Chase, the obese pig farmer, and Wyatt, the plumber with wandering hands. But Elva yearned for something more, and found it that fateful summer, with electrician, Mitch McCall.
It was magical. Mitch wasn't turned off by Elva's name or fan fiction writing, and Elva didn't lose interest in Mitch after he cut off his nose at work.
Trials and triumphs followed including a friendship implosion, world-wide fanfic humiliation, and goat salvation. It would go down as the most memorable summer of high school.
But as these things sometimes do, the summer romance fizzled and Elva moved on to life after high school. And while she's ready to reminisce, she is unnerved when she runs into Mitch at the reunion. Can they give it another go after so much time has passed, or are they too different now to even try?
About the AuthorMolly Blaisdell is a dash of fun, mixed in with some smart cookie and a splash of capable. She was born in Houston, Texas, the second daughter of Jack Cook Barlow, a plumber, and Lera Lee Kelly Barlow, a horitculturist, artist, and writer. Molly spent her childhood playing makebelieve with her two sisters, growing Louisana irises, and taking many car trips to visit family in Mississippi and California.
Molly is an avid Trekkie and started her first fan fiction group in junior high way before there were interwebs. She spent her teen years in Waller, Texas and became involved in drama, speech and Greenpeace. She also worked as a plumber's helper and made frequent trips to New Orleans, enjoying the French Quarter jazz and Cajun cooking. She graduated from Texas A&M with a degree in Chemistry.She's a native Texan, mom of four children, and currently lives under the wide open skies of College Station with her husband Tim.