Tuesday, November 13, 2012

My novel is finally available, dear friends and followers!

It has been a long time since I posted, I agree, but I hope some of you are still out there and maybe inclined to read. Since 2011 I have been on a path to publishing my novel: SAINT SULLIVAN'S DAUGHTER, which is now published! It is available from Abbott Press Bookstore online. Here's the cover and there's a little synopsis below.

The jazz cats call him Saint Sullivan, but he’s far from pious. Barry Sullivan drinks too much, can’t keep a job, and fights with his fiery Mexican wife. Ceci, their young daughter, witnesses their fury from the shadows. The child finds comfort with plaster saints and the spirits of her ancestors—until a tragic accident threatens her body and soul.

Great-aunt Pilar fears the Evil Eye and decides to intervene, taking Ceci and her family to a traditional Mexican healer, a curandera. Even in the ultra modern Los Angeles of 1960, ancient ways survive in the barrio. The curandera prescribes an unconventional pharmacopeia of folk remedies, compassion humor, and stories, charming the ailing child. 

Musician Barry Sullivan is caught between two worlds—the jazz scene, where he speaks the lingo, and the barrio, where he is a clueless foreigner, stumbling into a dangerous feud. He teeters on the brink of peril, while the curandera asks of him a sacrifice few men of the era know how to make, even for the sake of love. 

The beautiful cover was painted and designed by my friend, Melanie Weidner (see her art work at listenforjoy.com).

Thanks for celebrating the good news with me! I'm hoping you'll enjoy the book and share it with your friends.

With love and gratitude,
Claire Germain Nail


  1. ¡Felicidades, Clarita! I am very happy for you and your new accomplishment. Your book sounds very interesting, I will be ordering a copy. So funny, I just saw your post, and I am reblogging again also. Sabbatical right?

  2. Oh, Thank you, Ericka for ordering the book! I'm so excited that you will read it and I hope you'll like it.


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