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Monday, August 11, 2008

Lisa Wingate, Christian novelist - Interview

Area novelist to sign new books   Listen to this article or download audio file.Click-2-Listen
By Carl Hoover, Tribune-Herald entertainment editor
Article begins:  "Clifton novelist Lisa Wingate and her husband Sam only have two sons, but she's responsible for creating dozens of new lives in Texas in her 10 books.
She's added some more this year with the publication of two new books, Talk of the Town and A Month of Summer, one released by the Christian publisher Bethany House, the other by Penguin Group's NAL Accent.
Talk introduces readers to Mandalay Florentino, the harried television producer of "American Megastar," who's stuck in small-town Daily, Texas, while organizing a hometown concert for finalist Amber Anderson. There's also 60-something Imogene Doll, a Daily cafe waitress and daughter of the town's former mayor.
Wingate's more-serious A Month of Summer adds troubled Los Angeles attorney Rebecca Macklin, who flies in to Dallas to care for her father with Alzheimer's disease and mentally retarded stepbrother, and Hanna Beth Parker, Rebecca's estranged stepmother, whose mind remains active though a stroke has left her speechless in a nursing home...."  READ MORE FROM the Waco Tribune at

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