JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Nicole McGehee, author of Regret Not a Moment
The year is 1930. Beautiful, witty Devon is the daughter of a prominent Virginia family. Many men have fallen under her spell, but none has captured her heart, until she meets New York tycoon John Alexander. Their future seems assured: they will marry, raise a family, turn their country estate into the best Thoroughbred farm in the nation. But what Devon cannot foresee are the conflicts that will drive away her husband or the tragedy that will devastate their marriage.
Be transported from lush Virginia hunt country to sophisticated New York and the embassies of Paris. Travel from the Hollywood glamor of Hearst castle in its heyday to the turmoil of war-torn Cairo, and the enclaves of aristocratic England. Devon’s tale takes you through the decades from peaceful pre-war America to the danger of World War II, and the racial unrest of the South of the 1950s and’60s.
Enjoy the thrill of Thoroughbred racing with one of the first women to break into the male-dominated sport and one of the first African-American men to become renowned as a world-class trainer.
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write “Regret Not a Moment”?
Nicole McGehee: I read an obituary of a woman who was a revolutionary in the male-dominated world of Thoroughbred racing. I thought the theme of a female ground-breaker would be compatible with the idea of a fictional African-American employee (soon-to-be good friend) becoming a ground-breaker in his own right. Continue reading 5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Nicole McGehee, author of Regret Not a Moment