Author Tina Hogan Grant will celebrate the Oct. 4 publication of her debut novel, “Reckless Beginnings,” with a personal appearance and book-signing session at the Frazier Park Library on Saturday, Oct. 13 starting at 3 p.m.
Grant will discuss her book, read an excerpt and answer questions.
Twenty-five years in the making, Grant’s women’s fiction novel, based on true events, shows the flip side of addiction by focusing on the families and loved ones of addicts and how they become The Silent and Forgotten Ones.
Admission is free. Snacks and beverages will be served.
All attendees will receive event souvenirs. A raffle will be held at the event. Prizes include an Amazon Fire 7, a $20.00 Amazon gift card, a Cavey’s Pizza gift card, and other small prizes.
Books will be available for purchase for $15.95. Cash or check only. In appreciation for hosting the event, Grant will donate $1.00 from each book sale to the library.
Written from the author’s own experience, Grant says that even though these events took place decades ago, today drug and opioid addiction continues to spiral out of control and is at an all-time high. Heroin usage has hit a record high because it’s much cheaper than prescription drugs and can be easily bought on the streets.
We hear about these numbers all the time, but we never hear about the loved ones of addicts and how their lives have been affected. Every day is a fight for survival. Normality doesn’t exist. As the addiction intensifies, so does the abuse and violence.
Grant’s novel is one woman’s story (Tammy Mellows) as she tries to make sense of the chaos surrounding her life and fights to regain control of her life. Her journey shows that anyone in these situations has choices and that they don’t have to settle.
Grant, a commercial fisherwoman turned author, was born in England and came to the United States in 1979. After moving to California, she spent 10 years fishing off the southern coast of California with her husband Gordon. After retiring from fishing, they moved to Frazier Park in 2003 and spent the next 10 years building their dream home, doing most of the work themselves.
Grant is currently working on a sequel, titled “Better Endings.”
The Frazier Park Library is located at 3732 Park Drive, Frazier Park 93225. For a map, click here.
For more information about Grant and “Reckless Beginnings,” visit her website.