Reinvention/Reincarnation. Those words describe Connie best. She has worked as a janitor, a waitress, a mower of lawns and house cleaner, a clerk, secretary, teacher, bookseller and (finally) an author. The last occupation is the best one, because she sees it as a labor of love and therefore no labor at all.Connie has lived in Oklahoma all her life, with brief forays into other states for visits. She and her husband have been married for more years than she prefers to tell and together they have one son.After earning an MFA in Film Production and Animation from the University of Oklahoma, Connie taught courses in those subjects for a few years before taking a job as a manager for Borders. When she left the company in 2007, she fully intended to find a desk job somewhere. She found the job. And the desk. At home, writing.
Renters and buyersthe rich, the famous, the bad, and the uglyare out in full force with one mission: to ?nd the perfect house. Do they care that they are mistreating everyone, including the valiant real estate agents working for them? Absolutely not. They have abandoned civility (if they ever had any).
In these stories, so revealing that the two authorswho together have logged some 50 years in real estatemust remain anonymous, the seamy underbelly of Hamptons Real Estate is exposed to the bright, often hilarious, light of day.
An email screeches, You and your cougar girlfriend should read the fn lease! A landlord accuses, Your dog dug up my lawn! (Reply from dog owner: I dont have a dog!) A woman demands, I MUST have a house South of the Highwayby the way, what is South of the Highway?
Towels arent ?u? y enough; birds are too noisy and should be eliminated; No Viking Range? Forget it! You get me a beach sticker or Ill badmouth your name all over town!
These true tales give a brokers-eye view of what really happens in the Hamptons Real Estate scene. You couldnt make this stu? upand these two authors didnt.
Eighteen-year-old Denis bravely lives with St. Louis refugees, determined to escape the reaches of evil leader Blaise. He has lost his parents and his home. Instead of thriving cities and a surplus of resources, his planet offers nothing.
Earth is quite different now – a harrowing meteor shower hit twenty years before and destroyed everything. The planet is barren and burnt, and it seems it will remain this way forever… until Denis stumbles upon a place called Kalafah, also known as Magic Earth. There, he befriends Matea, a beautiful semi-angel who might be humanity’s last hope.
Matea possesses magic powers, and she can bring new plant and animal life back to Earth, making the planet green, beautiful, and healthy once again. However, the group quickly realizes that saving the planet won’t be an easy mission. Blaise’s evil thugs continue to hunt Denis and his group of friends, determined to steal Matea and her powers away. Blaise intends to make her his wife and her queen, so he can control the future of Earth.Having fought so hard to defeat Blaise and his men, Denis and the refugees refuse to let this happen. They are determined to rescue Matea, and with her, they just might save the fate of the entire planet.