Thursday, November 17, 2011

Spotlight: WHEN HORSES HAD WINGS by Diana Estill



Book Blurb:
Pregnant at 16, Renee Goodchild drops out of school and marries. Now she’s trapped in rural Texas with Kenny, her violent, garbage-collecting husband. A bleak future seems assured until she meets self-appointed relationship guru, Pearly. 

“That’s why you don’t let ‘em rule the roost. ’Cause you can’t count on ‘em to be there the next mornin’ when it’s time to crow,” the worldly Pearly advises.

Renee narrates this tale of ruin and redemption where the damaged and downtrodden lead each other to unintended, sometimes heartbreaking, and often bittersweet outcomes. When Horses Had Wings examines the lives of broken people competing for the most basic needs: the primal urge for affection and the eternal search for acceptance.  

When Horses Had Wings: Kindle/U.S., Kindle/U.K., B&N, Smashwords

Author Bio:  
Diana Estill is the author of three humor books and one collection of short stories: Driving on the Wrong Side of the Road, Deedee Divine's Totally Skewed Guide to Life, a ForeWord Book of the Year Finalist and an International Book Awards winner in humor, Stilettos No More, and Crap Chronicles.

Prior to becoming an author, Diana worked for many years as a journalist and humor columnist. Her columns have appeared in The Dallas Morning News, Washington Post, The Miami Herald, Road & Travel, and other publications. She has been featured in First Magazine and has appeared on a variety of TV shows and radio programs.

I have a mini-sampler of reprinted essays from several of my books available now for free from Smashwords and Apple's iTunes.