Prologue: "The Beautician's Notebook" by Anne Barnhill
Monday, December 11th
The MC Erny Gallery
About the Author
From writing articles, poetry, and short stories to publishing book and theatre reviews, over the past twenty years Anne Clinard Barnhill has pursued writing. Since then, some of her other novel-length works have been At Home in the Land of Oz, Queen Elizabeth's Daughter, and At the Mercy of the Queen to name a few. She received her M.F.A. in Creative Writing from UNC Wilmington and currently resides in North Carolina.
About The Beautician's Notebook
When Willa Jo Temple is found stabbed through the heart on the floor of her beauty shop, the good folk of Summerset, NC, are sent into a tizzy. It’s up to her ex-husband, Sheriff Tal Hicks, to investigate. Evidence points to four possible suspects: Willa Jo’s business partner; a town socialite; a preacher’s wife; and Willa Jo’s live-in lover. Willa Jo kept a notebook containing all the secrets she’s learned while doing hair. Rumor has it Willa Jo is going to write a book, exposing everything. But now, Willa Jo is dead and the incriminating notebook is missing, leaving the sheriff with very little to go on. As he interrogates the suspects, he finds himself attracted to newcomer, Clarissa Myers. He delves into her past only to discover she has deeper ties to Summerset than anyone imagined.