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CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Marita Fowler has written a women's novel, titled "Fat Assassins," which follows the misadventures of two West Virginia heroines. The book is set in Nitro and includes visits to Hurricane, Pinch and Charleston.
According to the author, the book is about Southern-style sweet potatoes Shasta and Ulyssa, who have stuck together since their escape from third-grade fat camp. "But on one dark day, they both find themselves unemployed. A hazardous job hunt sees them turn down egg harvesting, drug dealing and phone sex before they settle for an exterminator job. Confusing mafia lingo leaves the girls thinking they're being interviewed to cope with a rodent infestation."
Book urges kids to play
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Debra Benedetti of Bridgeport brings back outdoor games from the 1950s and '60s to entice children to go outside and play in her new children's picture book, "Season of Play," published by Headline Kids.
The book is a collection of games and rhyming text complemented by soft pastel drawings by artist Ashley Teets.
"Fireflies. Bike rides. Warm rains. Board games. Now whatever the season, whole families can snuggle up and enjoy a slice of summer," children's author Cheryl Ware writes on the book's back cover. "Benedetti's lyrical verses and Teets' humorous drawings bring to life the joy of so many childhood universals. And the games and jump rope rhymes in the back will have generations to come up on their feet learning and participating!"
Benedetti is associate professor of English and the writing coordinator at Pierpont Community & Technical College in Fairmont, where she teaches a variety of writing courses.
The book is available through Headline Books (800-570-5951), Barnes & Noble and Amazon.