JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Marsha Cornelius, author of Losing It All
(Hickory Flat Books)
Frank Barnes is content living on the streets of Atlanta. A soup kitchen and a makeshift shanty sure beat his days as a POW in Vietnam. But Chloe Roberts can’t handle the eviction that sends her into the hell of homelessness. With no family or friends to turn to, Chloe and her children are sucked into the traumatic world of night shelters, and dangerous predators.
When they bump into each other at the soup kitchen, Frank offers Chloe a glimmer of hope that she can pull her life back together. She rekindles his lost sense of self-worth by taking his mind off his own problems. But they will not meet again until Frank is riding high as a working man, and Chloe has hit rock bottom.
By helping Chloe rebuild her broken life, Frank banishes the demons from his own past. Unfortunately, the past comes strolling back into their lives, threatening to destroy the happiness they have finally found.
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write “Losing It All”?
Marsha Cornelius: When I moved out into the countryside, I came across an abandoned cinderblock house in the woods. The windows were all broken, and the house itself was half-hidden in brambles. But the roof didn’t leak, and the floors were sound. Continue reading 5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Marsha Cornelius, author of Losing It All