Quilt designer, author pens novel about 19th-century quilter

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Cary Flanagan makes new marketing push for her debut novel, ‘After the Storm’

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After the Storm: The Story of Hannah Applegate Benson Stone” (published by Archway Publishing) depicts the fictional story of a courageous and resilient 19th-century quilter and the legacy she leaves for generations to come. Told in the character’s own words, the poignant story of love, loss and triumph over the challenges of life is a testament to the importance of family, friendship and community.

Author Cary Flanagan is launching a new marketing push for the debut novel she based on a short story she wrote years ago about a young widow who weathers a great storm with her children in an isolated log cabin. Flanagan was inspired to build on this story by many of her own personal and professional life experiences.

“This story is about surviving and persevering in spite of life’s ‘storms,’” Flanagan says. “Although the story is set in a different time-period it is still relevant today. “Everyone faces challenges he/she needs to overcome in order to move forward and it takes courage and tenacity to follow one’s dreams and aspirations.”

“After the Storm”
By Cary Flanagan
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5in | 312 pages | ISBN 9781480823730
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5in | 312 pages | ISBN 9781480823723
E-Book | 312 pages | ISBN 9781480823747
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Cary Flanagan has been a quilter since 1991. After a 20-year career in social services, she left to become a quilt pattern designer, author and teacher. She established Something Sew Fine Quilt Design in 2004 and her work sells nationally and internationally. Flanagan holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology/anthropology and a master’s in counseling. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and their two much-loved dogs. She is also author of “Moon Dance – A Quilt Designer’s Creative Journey.” More information is available at http://www.somethingsewfine.com.

Simon & Schuster, a company with nearly ninety years of publishing experience, has teamed up with Author Solutions, LLC, the leading self-publishing company worldwide, to create Archway Publishing. With unique resources to support books of all kind, Archway Publishing offers a specialized approach to help every author reach his or her desired audience. For more information, visit archwaypublishing.com or call 888-242-5904.

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