Message From The Author

Sandra Hill

Book Title: FRANKLY, MY DEAR
Genre: Time Travel, Paranormal/Urban Fantasy

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Author's Message

Rhett Butler was my great-great-great-grandfather. Well, that certainly got your attention. And Margaret Mitchell is probably tossing in her grave.

Actually, my proud grandmother Flora stemmed from the Butlers, whose lineage can be traced back to William the Conqueror and the Viking Rollo. The rest of the world might believe Rhett Butler was a figment of Margaret Mitchell's wonderful imagination. But Mum Mum, as she was called, always claimed he was an actual ancestor of ours.

Who were we to argue? From the time I first read Gone With the Wind at age twelve, I knew there was some truth to it. For years I've searched for evidence of a Rhett in our family tree, and only found a "rat" or two. So I've created my own "Rhett" in Frankly, My Dear (Leisure, July).

In Frankly, My Dear, Selene, a high fashion model obsessed with the movie Gone With The Wind, is thrown back to 1845 Louisiana, where she searches for a hero like Ol' Rhett, but instead finds brooding Creole sugar planter, James Baptiste.

A resplendent step back for the book featuring John D'Salvo was created by Leisure artist John Ennis. A modern version of the old Gone With The Wind poster (Rhett carrying Scarlett out of the flames) graces the cover and the inside has a sensual love scene.

Watch for "Heart Cravings" in Lovescape, an August anthology, and a novella in the Santa anthology, out Nov. '96. In "Heart Cravings," Nick DiCello, a Newark cop with only seven days until his divorce is final, goes to a wacky fortune teller who suggests he find his wife's "heart craving." Thinking she said sexual craving, Nick creates a sexual fantasy for each of the seven remaining days.

You can contact me by send a SASE to: P.O. Box 604, State College, PA 16804. 

 


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