Author Barbara Blake’s new book “The Girl in The Red Dress and Sixty Years on The Rockpile” is compelling work that contains two remarkable stories

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Recent release “The Girl in The Red Dress and Sixty Years on The Rockpile” from Page Publishing author Barbara Blake offers two captivating stories in one book, both of which follow strong-willed and driven female protagonists.

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Barbara Blake has completed her new book “The Girl in The Red Dress and Sixty Years on The Rockpile”: an intriguing work that features two separate narratives.

The author is using the pseudonym, Barbara Blake, but the information following accurately depicts her accomplishments. She earned her BA at Rutgers Newark College of Arts and Sciences, her MA at William Paterson College in Wayne, New Jersey, and her Ph.D. at Fordham University in 1998. A former adjunct professor at William Paterson College and Fairleigh Dickinson University, both in Wayne, her critical book on Eugene O’Neill was published by Associated University Presses in 1999. Also a playwright, she has written a full-length, award-winning play “The Red Table” which was produced at Bergen Community College in Paramus, New Jersey, in 1985. The authoress, a housewife with three grown sons and five grandchildren, has been married to the same man for sixty years. She lives in Key Biscayne, Florida, and Wayne, New Jersey.

“The Girl in the Red Dress” is the story of a vivacious, talented young woman whose life falls apart through a succession of bad marriages. Driven by her refusal to accept advice and her insistence upon nursing grievances, she gradually loses contact with her close relations and friends. Left only with relatives she rarely sees, internet acquaintances she has never met, and a large collection of gemstone jewelry, she dies impoverished and alone.

“Sixty Years on the Rockpile” is a humorous, often tongue-in-cheek account of a housewife that evokes tears as well as laughter in the reader. It appeals to women of all ages and to everyone who has ever tried to raise a family. Written over a period of six years, the final compilation is a memoir containing nostalgic references to the early forties, when the prevailing mindset relegated women’s position in society to cooking for their families or typing for their bosses. The author hopes this book will further the efforts of the more liberated women of today to fulfill their goals.

Blake writes, “She was radiant. She was beautiful in a sparkling red dress, bubbling with happiness as she opened the front door for her guests. She was twenty-one years old and newly married for the second time. Her joy seemed infectious as she passed out gifts to those entering and collected the handmade tree ornaments she had requested they make.”

Published by Page Publishing, Barbara Blake’s potent tales feature strong, driven female characters.

Readers who wish to experience this gripping work can purchase “The Girl in The Red Dress and Sixty Years on The Rockpile” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes Store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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