A world of flappers, speakeasies, and bathtub gin. A year when Alex, a cocky college graduate, arrives at a small Montana newspaper as a cub reporter. She plans to use this job to jumpstart her future career with a metropolitan paper. However, those plans go awry when she’s told she’ll be covering the local bake sales and other community news. But all that changes when on her first day, a courthouse shootout thrusts her into the lead reporter’s role. It also pushes her into the path of the town’s most eligible, and handsome, cattle rancher.
That spring, an ice jam on the Yellowstone River causes a major flood, which threatens to drown the town. Only US Army bombs can save it. Alex’s reporting on this bombing draws national attention and a job offer from the San Francisco Chronicle. So, she’s faced with a choice. Her dream job or her dream man. Definitely A LADY NEWSPAPERMAN’S DILEMMA.
Breaking through the roar of the 1920’s, award winning novelist Donovan singles out one woman’s journey of self-empowerment that is both heartbreaking and familiar to any woman trying to make it in a man’s world.
This novel will be released in 2022.
Although born in New York City, where she spent most of her life, Donovan has lived in six states and visited most of the others. She earned her MA in English at Northern Arizona University. In one way or another, she’s been writing her entire life, whether it was imaginative stories for friends, or advertising copy for industrial clients.
But she never felt her stories were “good enough” to be published. At the persistent urging of her late husband, she finally agreed to seriously edit and revise one of them and take the plunge. Although accepted for publication, the book never made it all the way to print. However, this gave her thehttp://www.eileentdonovan.com/ courage to pursue her dream of becoming a published author.
Years later, her persistence paid off and her award-winning debut historical fiction, Promises, was released in 2019 from Waldorf Publishing. She is also a contributing essayist to various themed anthologies.
She lives in Manhattan, New York and is a member of Authors Guild, SCBWI, Women’s National Book Association, and The Historical Novel Society.
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