What perspective occurs when the father of two sons writes a new novel about raising two daughters?

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In the new novel 'Thirty-three Cecils', a broken, divorced father tries to raise his daughters to be strong and confident --- all while their lives are about to drastically change.

What perspective occurs when the father of two sons writes a novel about raising two daughters?

     It’s been over fifteen years since author Everett De Morier’s first two books were published. During that time he has kept busy writing six plays, hundreds of articles as well as worked on his first novel. So when the Philadelphia publisher, Blydyn Square Books, released this novel, ‘Thirty-three Cecils’ earlier this year, it broke a few rules.

     “Thirty-three Cecils is fiction,” says Eliot Wise, Publicity Director for Blydyn Square Books. “But the format of the book is that of an editor finding a set of journals from 1992 and then publishing them in book form. Now mix that with the Everett’s painstaking attention to detail --- along with real events he wove in from his own life --- and soon the reader will Google the characters names, just to make sure this really didn’t happen.”

     But how could this accuracy flow through with the character’s two young daughters, if the author actually has two sons?

     “I kept the personalities of my kids the same,” says De Morier. “Only I began to think of how differently my interaction with the, would be at that age --- seven and eleven --- if they were girls. And the answer was that the relationship wouldn’t change, only the stories I told them, the games that we played, all would have strong female leads. I would always want my daughters to know that if they were strong, if they were honest and confident, that they could have anything they wanted. So that’s what the father in the book did”.

     ‘Thirty-three Cecils’ is being nominated for several book awards later this year. It is available at the publisher’s site, Blydyn Square Books, as well as on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and where all good books are sold.


Everett De Morier has written for In-Fisherman, Florida Keys, Bride, Parenting, and excerpts from De Morier’s books have appeared in The New York Times and affiliates, The London Times and affiliates and more than twenty-five Gannett newspapers. He has appeared on CNN, Fox News Network, The Extra Help Channel, PBS and others.

De Morier is the creator of 543skills.com, is the author of Crib Notes for the First Year of Marriage: A Survival Guide for Newlyweds, and Crib Notes for the First Year of Fatherhood: A Survival Guide for New Fathers.
He lives in Dover, Delaware, with his wife and two children.


Contact: Everett De Morier
(302) 222 7414

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