(WTNH)– Author Susan Strecker talks about her debut novel “Night Blindness.”
An emotionally thrilling debut set during a New England summer, Susan Strecker’s Night Blindness is a compelling novel about the choices we make, the sanctity of friendship, and the power of love.
A future as bright as the stars above the Connecticut shore lay before Jensen Reilly and her high school sweetheart, Ryder, until the terrible events of an October night left Jensen running from her family and her first love. Over the years that followed, Jensen buried her painful past, and now, married to a charismatic artist, she has created a new life far away from the unbearable secret of that night.
When Jensen’s father, Sterling, is diagnosed with a brain tumor, she returns to her childhood home for the first time in thirteen years, and the memories of her old life come flooding back along with the people she’s tried to escape. Torn between her life in Santa Fe with her free-spirited husband, Nic, and the realization that it is time to face her past, Jensen must make a terrifying decision that threatens to change her life again—this time forever.
“Night Blindness” has been called “atmospheric” and “filled with the visceral feel of a New England summer.”
Strecker holds a B.A. from Drew University and a Masters of Marriage and Family Therapy from Southern Connecticut State University. She practiced in the field of adolescent drug and alcohol addiction. For ten years she ran a multi-venue motorsports park in Florida, taking over the business after her father’s death. In 2008 she sold it to be home with her family and began writing. Strecker resides in Essex, Connecticut, with her husband and two children.
Meet Susan Strecker…
Thursday, October 9th – Mystic, CT
Bank Square Books, 12 PM
53 West Main Street
Mystic, CT 06355
Thursday, October 16th – Madison, CT
RJ Julia, 7 PM
768 Boston Post Road
Madison, CT 06443
For more information, go to www.susanstrecker.com.