Friday, November 20, 2009

Preview: Chasing Stardust ~ by Laurel-Rain Snow



About the Book:  Laurel-Rain Snow, author of An Accidental Life, Miles To Go, Web of Tyranny, and Embrace the Whirlwind, now tells her most triumphant story yet in Chasing Stardust. Compassionate and wise, this novel examines life, love, and parenting in the modern world. Once again, the author creates wonderfully flawed characters that readers will find impossible not to love for their dogged misdirected affections. In this tale, a single mother will learn to love herself after years of defeat, humiliation, and self-loathing and figure out what makes her happy as a parent, as a professional, and as a woman. With her hands full at home and at the office, love comes late in more ways than one. It's not exactly the love she was looking for, but finally, for once, love comes to stay and she's no longer chasing stardust, she's dancing in it.

1185466Author Bio:  Laurel-Rain Snow is the pen name for Lorraine Frost Sandone, who was born in California's Central Valley, attending community college in Modesto, CA, after which she transferred to San Francisco State University in the sixties. She transferred again and graduated from California State University in Sacramento, with a BA in psychology.

Ms. Snow moved to Fresno, CA, in the early seventies, where she then worked in the social work profession for over thirty years, specializing primarily in child welfare cases. She earned her MA in counseling from California State University of Fresno in the seventies.

Ms. Snow, now retired from social work, lives in Fresno, CA, and is the mother of four grown children and proud grandmother of seven. After retiring from the social work profession, Ms.Snow turned to an old dream – writing, and has published five novels, available on

The author weaves three decades of experience into her novels, which sets them apart and lends authenticity to the characterizations.

For more information about Laurel you can connect with her on her Goodreads page, Twitter, and her Web Page, and one of her blogs (she has so many I have lost count!).

Amazon purchasing links US/UK/Canada and at the Book Depository in Euros.

 Amazon Book Stats:

  • Paperback: 408 pages
  • Publisher: BookSurge Publishing (October 10, 2007)
  • Genre: Contemporary Fiction
  • Chasing Stardust was sent to Layers of Thought by the author for review. Thank you Laurel!


    Laurel-Rain Snow said...

    Thank you so much, Shellie, for the beautifully informative spotlight of my book.

    I'll be eager to read your thoughts after you finish the book.

    Unknown said...

    Laurel -
    Its my pleasure and thank you as well.

    I am looking forward to including this in the author's link up post for Layers of Thought.

    This book will be a great addition to The Women Unbound Challenge.

    It would be wonderful for you to chat with anyone who chooses to comment on the post. :)

    BALLET NEWS said...

    sounds wonderful, thanks so much for the info. Have a great weekend

    Unknown said...

    Elise -
    Thanks for the comment. I think so too. :)

    Sharon Galligar Chance said...

    This books looks fascinating. Can't wait to read your review!

    I have a couple of awards for you over on my blog! Come by when you get a chance!

    Laurel-Rain Snow said...

    Thanks for stopping by, Elise!

    Unknown said...

    Sharon -
    Thanks I know Laurel will be pleased.

    I'm off to pick up my awards!

    Stephanie said...

    This looks like an inspiring story. I look forward to hearing more.

    Unknown said...

    Stephanie -
    I am so glad and Laurel will be pleased too.

    I love the name of your blog! and great taste in templates.

    Laurel-Rain Snow said...

    Sharon, thanks for the kind words.

    Stephanie, thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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