Alice in Monologue Land
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A fun, light, adventure-filled novel full of real women with curves and stage fright.
When adjunct English instructor Alice Chalmers gets roped into reading a part in an upcoming campus production of The Venus Monologues, her life spirals out of control. The teaching job of her dreams is open, but the staid hiring committee won't appreciate seeing her on stage discussing the "V-word." Pressured by her dean to perform, Alice is in monologue hell. At monologue practices, Alice meets the Venus Warriors, a fearless group of college women who cheerfully dish on men, menstruation, and menopause. Add an odd trio of men who long to explore all things feminine with Alice, starting with her lips and moving toward her monologue zone. But seriously. A snake-loving professor in Birkenstocks? A chain-smoking student with a chin mole? Or a too-young Colombian coffee god? The choice makes her head hurt.
But Alice has more pressing problems: some of her female students are disappearing. And someone's trying to sabotage the monologues with loose stage wires and poisoned brownies. When one female student is found dead and another is in peril, the Venus Warriors fly to the rescue, and Alice skydives smack into an alligator's nest of answers.
About Amy Gettinger
Amy is a married mother of two budding engineers and two mini-poodles. For fun, she walks and writes and listens to the parrots in the eucalyptus windrow outside her Southern California home. She has written short stories in two anthologies and has a new book out on Kindle, "Roll with the Punches."