Adult Fiction Writers Talk Podcast

White Winter: To Do Justice (Vol. I)

About the Book:

1917: In a world at war, three young Irish-Americans grapple with questions of love, faith, and the very nature of the human heart.

Trapped in a meaningless job, Kathleen O’Doherty volunteers as a Red Cross relief worker to pursue her passion: sketching. In France, her vision is shaped by the two men who love her—and by the knowledge of how easily love can be lost in a dangerous and violent world.

Kathleen’s cousin, Sean Sullivan, enlists in the American Expeditionary Force to escape from his father’s tyranny. Doubted by his comrades, he struggles to balance his deep faith with the horrors he encounters as a soldier in the trenches near Verdun. At home in Colorado, Sean’s sister, Maggie, marries the man she has always loved. Yet his resistance to the war effort threatens to take from Maggie everything she has ever wanted.

Rich in period detail, this first book in the White Winter Trilogy chronicles the beginning of a journey through a ravaged and fear-filled world toward hope, tolerance, and an understanding of the human condition.

On August 27, 2016 I had the pleasure of interviewing Laurie Marr Wasmund, author of My Heart Lies Here, Clean Cut and White Winter Trilogy: To do Justice.

About the Author: LAURIE MARR WASMUND holds an M.A. in literature from the University of Denver. She has worked as an editor, community college instructor, and writing workshop presenter. Her short stories have appeared in literary magazines such as Cimarron Review and Weber Studies. She is the author of My Heart Lies Here, a novel of the Ludlow Massacre and Clean Cut, A Romance of the Western Heart, which was sponsored by a grant from the Rocky Mountain Women’s Institute. To Walk Humbly, the third book of her White Winter Trilogy, was a 2020 finalist for the Mainstream/Literary book award from the Colorado Authors League. It also received a 2020 EVVY third place award in Historical Fiction from the Colorado Independent Publishers Association.


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