Thursday, June 19, 2014

Hungry Mother Creek by Heather W Cobham

To the outside world, it looks like Maya Somers lost everything in Hurricane Katrina, her husband, the bungalow they shared and her job. But inside Maya knows Katrina gave her the gift of a fresh start. She and her yellow lab, Doodle Bug, leave the destruction of the Gulf Coast for North Carolina and settle in Oriental, a quaint fishing village on the Pamlico Sound. 
In her new home by the water, Maya begins to rebuild her life. She knows she needs to heal from her abusive marriage and the trauma of Hurricane Katrina but isn’t sure where to start. It isn’t long before teachers appear to help her: Hazel, her elderly but spirited neighbor who has secrets of her own, Travis, a handsome kayak guide to whom she immediately feels a strong attraction, Buster, a crusty old fisherman who always seems to show up just when she needs him, and Bay Witherspoon, the much younger wife of a wealthy attorney who becomes a close friend despite their initial differences. Maya finds the most profound help when she is welcomed into a women’s circle that meets on the banks of Hungry Mother Creek. Gathered with these women, Maya learns that becoming vulnerable and sharing her pain with others is the first step of her healing journey. 
But what is the second step? Maya isn’t sure but with the help of her loyal yellow lab, her new friends and the peace of living by the water she stays the course. Ultimately Maya finds the healing journey to be messy, tangled and unpredictable, and the end result is nothing she could have ever imagined.

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Author Bio:

Heather Cobham grew up in North Carolina and now lives in Oriental with her husband and yellow lab.  Heather has always loved to write and has written poetry and short stories since she was a child.  Seven years ago she consciously created more time and space to write a novel and the publication of Hungry Mother Creek is a dream come true. Heather is a licensed clinical social worker and works as a counselor in a private practice in New Bern, N.C.  She writes on Wednesdays, Fridays and the weekends and is currently working on the sequel to Hungry Mother Creek.  Heather fights writer’s block by running, paddle boarding and kayaking. 

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  1. Looks like a great read. Human growth and compassion, a dog and some new friends, sounds like the making of a good chic lit.

  2. Moving is hard work, making new friends and a new town. That's a big step. Sounds interesting. Deb P

  3. Sounds interesting

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  4. I live in NC. Is Hungry Mother Creek a real location?
    cathyapicella28412 at gmail dot com

    1. The novel Hungry Mother Creek takes place in Oriental, a small town on the Neuse River just east of New Bern. The creek named Hungry Mother in the novel is fictitious. Hope you enjoy my novel!

  5. I live in North Carolina too...right down the road from you in Wilmington. Small world!

  6. Yes - I am in Wilmington quite often to visit two of my best friends and to paddle board:)


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