Finding Maria first blog post

Welcome! This is an event of firsts for me.

This is my first blog posting, on my first web site, to invite you to share in the release of my first novel, Finding Maria.

For the past 20 years, I have earned my living as a non-fiction writer. The only things I wrote purely for enjoyment were invoices and bank deposits.

To describe the writing of a novel as enjoyable is to describe barreling down Space Mountain (or any other of those terrifying roller coasters) as a Sunday drive. However, getting to know Jack, Gwen, Rose, and Billie, as well as Rover, Joe, Gus, and the others who played an integral role in Jack Brandugan’s life has been much the same: intriguing, heartbreaking, terrifying, and yes, fun. I hope you agree when you read the book.

I look forward to your thoughts on the book, the web site, the writing process, or the world of books in general.

– Jennifer Hatt