about the author

Brenda C. Meridith lives in winchendonwestern Massachusetts. She graduated from Illinois State University with a B.S. degree in chemistry and spent  eighteen years working as a research scientist.  In 1994 She received a  juris doctorate degree from Suffolk University Law School.  She later worked as a financial advisor for five years.  Currently, she teaches high school math. and is enjoying writing in her spare time.


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Brianna  takes us on a journey through a childhood full of adult situations, which lead to her growing upmuch too fast in the big city of Chicago.  While just a child   Brianna is unaware that she has  discovered and taken possession of evidence to a possible murder, which was found  in the basement of the six-unit tenement that her mother, Lizzie owns and where her family lives.

Insearch of her true sexual identity.  Brianna realizes that tthe female figures in her life have been relagated to mere chattel in their love relationdhips, snd she doesn't intend to be one of these women.  All grown up and living on the east coast.  Her life style leads her to meet Eddie, a fellow Chicagoen who becomes her best friend , and who is believed to be dying of Aids.

After Brianna returns to Chicago,  accompanied by Eddie, to attend her uncle's funeral service, and  a mystery of murder is solved through shocking revelations when  Eddie becomes seriously ill and medical evidence reveals that Eddie isn't just a friend and his mere existence flushes out the killer.



"The edgy tale of a woman who must reminisce about her past in order to come to terms with who she really is Meridith does an expert job weaving together the past and present in this racy novel that relates one woman’s attempt to understand her sexual identity and ultimately her journey to love and except her self."

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