Instead of waiting for New Year’s Day to update
this site, I wanted to notify friends and
readers that there’s a new website I’m involved
with to include my continued writing partnership
with M. Gail Reed. You can find Myers & Reed at
Gail and I are proud to announce our second
work together titled LIFE
& SPICE, which will be released under
our Tributes Press imprint by early November.
LIFE & SPICE is the English version of VITA E
SPEZIE, the Italian restaurant in the story. The
title also refers to the joys and challenges
that effect every life. Our story begins with
the Great Hurricane of 1900 where we have a
sailor, Nathan Burroughs, who has defied death
once when his shrimper sinks in the storm. He’s
the only member of the crew to survive, but
having found shelter at the post office, the
storm is determined to take that building—and
the rest of Galveston, Texas—as well. Intending
to write his beloved wife, Mia a farewell note,
he finds himself addressing his letter to God,
and slips it through the mail slot just as the
windows shatter and the sea pours in.
Fast forward to current times and the
building is now Vita e Spezie, an Italian
restaurant owned by the Angeloni family. The
business is in its third generation, but there
may not be a fourth due to health issues,
accidents, and other crises. Then a gifted
pastry chef arrives seeking a job and, hours
later, a son thought lost. Suddenly, the family
that believes they took on a burden too great
when they promised to honor the past, discovers
their future is a gift from the past. And
from it flows an ultimate truth…
Perhaps there are no accidents.
We hope you’ll pick up a copy on Amazon in print
or e-book format. Know that our first
collaboration (along with M. June Foster)
Helen Foster Reed continues to be available,
as well. Thanks for the wonderful feedback and
support so far!
You can find us on
Myers & Reed,
Helen Myers, Helen R. Myers, and
M. Gail Reed.
To answer another question, Tributes Press is
our salute to books and writers who have
inspired us. In the simplest of terms, because
they inspired/inspire us, we remember them every
day as we strive to improve ourselves.
Myers, in my opinion, is one of the great
romance writers of our time..."
-- Sharon Galligar Chance, Sharon's Garden of