Thursday, January 7, 2016

The Creepshow: My Novel of the Glass Ceiling

I'm excited to announce that I have two novels set for release this spring... I'll talk about the first one today since the cover reveal is right around the corner! It's set for January 12 on the Tall Poppy Writers blog. 

The novel touches upon a subject that I'm passionate about: discrimination against women in the workplace. And how does a writer join in the fight against such inequality? Through the power of the written word.

So here it is...

The Creepshow
By Adria J. Cimino

Wanda Julienne was the perfect employee. Until she had a baby. 

Wanda, a thirtysomething single mother, returns to her job at an international financial services firm after maternity leave and finds her world turned upside down. The colleague who filled in for her made disastrous errors that should have cost him his position. Instead, management pressures Wanda to repair the damage overnight and take on new assignments that are a sure recipe for failure. Add in a dose of sexual harassment, and Wanda, who can’t afford to lose her job, feels trapped. 
Slowly, she discovers that other colleagues have experienced similar treatment, but no one wants to talk about it.
At home, the situation isn’t much brighter. Wanda struggles to balance her baby’s needs and her tough work schedule. Her best friend, Galina, and the ex-boyfriend Wanda never thought would return try their best to offer support, but the attention only suffocates her.   
Wanda turns her back and isolates herself, submerged in a downward spiral, until Galina suggests a way out—but the exit won’t be without drastic consequences.

The Creepshow is set for release in print and ebook formats on April 11. In the meantime, I'll share excerpts and other interesting stuff here on my blog! 

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