“I’m rooted in weaving my experiences into the story with a message of hope and realizing we’re more connected than we realize,” she said.
Flinchbaugh alternates MAMs at the center of his books and this one is Abigail, who becomes drawn to one of the tour guides. Another involves Reagan, a white Republican with African DNA, who strikes up a romance with Welby, a black Democrat with Irish DNA, with all the characters exploring their Irish roots and finding new hope to return to America with.
The Revelations series began ten years ago, but Flinchbaugh didn’t design the books to be spread out in five-year installments. Marketing books have changed over the past few years with factors like the pandemic affecting them.
In addition to this series, Flinchbaugh is also the author of two non-fiction books, including “Awakening: A Contemplative Primer on Learning to Sit”, which was a finalist in the International Book Awards competition in 2020, as well as “Letters to the Earth.” Flinchbaugh has completed another book and will continue to write, now that she has more time to spare after retiring from the city of Springfield a year ago.
She has also worked with the Clark County Public Library to create a monthly virtual series which she co-hosts called Local Author Spotlight and which she will premiere on February 24, and will also discuss the new book at the library on March 8.
Sunday’s event will also feature live entertainment before the program at 2:45 p.m., including sets from local musician Dean Simms and the United Senior Services Jammers, for whom Flinchbaugh plays fiddle, essentially helping open for herself. . She will read excerpts from the new book during the program and give a short talk.
Copies of the books will be available for purchase.
For more on Flinchbaugh, visit his blog at www.nancyflinchbaugh.com/.