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and read a delightful mix of emerging and well-known authors!
Tia Silverthorne Bach and Angela Beach Silverthorne        Kristen Henderson
   Helmy Kusuma      Kathy Reinhart     Lorna Tychostup    Carl Waldman     Nancy Means Wright


 ALVA welcomes submissions of to 150 words and bios to 50 words in consideration for inclusion on the ALVA Visiting Writers' Page.

An Excerpt from Lily White Lies

by Kathy Reinhart


"Meg, when this happened we all agreed the truth could never come out." Lowering her head, she continued, "I may have had a little too much to drink and chirped like a bird the last time I saw you, but I'm not so sure that telling you was for the best."

"Why? Gram, I have the right to know; besides, without knowing who my real parent's are, I have no way of knowing who I am or who else I may be related to." I hesitated. "Gram, what I'm trying to say is... I could be marrying a blood relative."

"Well for the love fo God, child, what wretched thought!" Reaching for her purse, she added, "If it'll help put your mind at ease, Brian is not relation." 

"So then you do know who did it?"

Taking a swallow straight from her flask, she looked around the room and pulled her chair in closer to me. I instinctively glanced around the room also, not sure who or what I should be looking for.



Kathy Reinhart is the winner of the 2009 Brighid's Fiction Manuscript contest for Lily White Lies. Reinhart conducts weekly interviews with fellow authors at Ink Drop Interviews on WordPress while working on her latest novel, The Red Strokes, due out next year.

Lily White Lies on Amazon!