Odd Road Out: Samantha Smith would run to the Maine Coast. Even
The Press would never find this wheelchair-bound heiress, her blonde hair now dyed black. ‘Smith' seemed somehow
appropriate as hadn't she become a sort of ‘Jane Doe' who must seek out her own identity, make her own decisions?
However nothing was to prepare her for the abrupt appearances of Charles Martin . . . and all that he would bring with him . . . a dog that smiled . . . kindness sweeter than any
she had ever known . . and a future that in her wildest dreams she might never have imagined. An adult fairy tale in
which everything wrong goes right. 74 pages
About the Author
Elizabeth Doolittle Hampel
is a longtime resident humorist, novelist, and artist of Middlebury, VT. Born in New York State, Betty, as she prefers to
be known, writes for the pure pleasure of it. The widow of the prominent Vermont artist Harrison Hampel, a number of her
short stories have been featured in national magazines, as have a number of her commissioned portraits and landscapes been
reproduced on magazine covers. Prolific in any medium, Betty Hampel writes in many voices, in many styles, of many eras.
Among her published works are Gumshoe (2009), Xlibris, from which this biographical information is quoted; and
Mirror Image (2014) and Once a Gypsy (2014), ALVA Press, Inc.
What Others Are Saying . . .
"An exceptionally entertaining read from beginning to end, Odd
Road Out showcases author Betty Hampel as a gifted storyteller. Odd Road Out is
highly recommended. It should be noted for personal reading lists that Odd Road Out is also available
in a Kindle edition (97819387290344, $4.99)."
-- Mary Cowper Reviewer, MBR Bookwatch:
June 2015, Midwest Book Review, Cowper's Bookshelf, http://www.midwestbookreview.com