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TWENTY YEARS AFTER ‘SAVING HER HUSBAND’S LIFE’ WITH HEART HEALTHY RECIPES, AUTHOR PENS DEBUT NOVEL WITH PROTAGONIST’S HUSBAND DROPPING DEAD OF HEART ATTACK
Lookout Mtn., GA, July 8, 2016 - Ferris Robinson and her husband were featured on the cover of Woman’s World magazine in 1996 after her healthy cookbook “saved his life” following his open-heart surgery at age 34. Two decades later, her debut novel, Making Arrangements, features a cancer-battling protagonist whose fit husband ironically drops dead of a heart attack on the tennis court.
“I’m happily married!” Mrs. Robinson insists. “But my husband suggests I’m taking out my suppressed frustration over putting up with him for 20 years by killing off my protagonist’s husband.”
“Making Arrangements” was released by Kindle Press earlier this week ($3.49) and features "Delightfully sassy writing with rich characters you'll want to slap!" according to Janie Dempsey Watts, author of “Moon over Taylor’s Ridge” and nominee for Georgia Author of the Year. The paperback edition is scheduled for a mid-August release.
The title, “Making Arrangements,” refers in part to the carefully planned notes, frozen caramel cakes and instructions the protagonist, Lang Eldridge, arranged for her husband so he could survive without her. Ha.
The characters in “Making Arrangements” include a cheerful veterinarian who resembles Wimpy, a little mute stray dog that turns out to be just what the doctor ordered, a grammar-butchering fashion plate who cheats at tennis, and a heavy-hipped protagonist who finds love where she least expects it. The setting should be easily recognizable to Chattanooga residents, as the Tennessee Aquarium, gardens on the surrounding mountains, Manker Patten Tennis Center and familiar restaurants are detailed in the book.
“If you are looking for a mixture of heartbreak and humor, delve into Ferris Robinson's Making Arrangements, a beautifully written family drama sprinkled with scenes of hilarity. Every character is fully developed, and by the end of the book I knew I was going to miss these newfound friends.” Poet Alice Smith, author of “I wonder,” “A Place Where Secret Shadows Shine” and other volumes.
Ferris Robinson is the editor of the Lookout Mountain Mirror and the Signal Mountain Mirror and lives near Chattanooga, Tenn. The mother of three grown sons, she is still happily (?) preparing meals for her healthy husband.