Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like
Earlier this year I had the tremendous pleasure to edit Adrienne Morris’ Tenafly Road Series. That’s right—the entire series! Adrienne was planning the conclusion of the series in the fall, so early in 2018 she decided to have all the volumes edited and polished up for their conclusion with the forthcoming The Grand Union.
If you haven’t read any of the books in the series, I can vouch that Adrienne is a master of historical fiction, having done deep-in-the-weeds research that helps to make each scene so realistic it’s almost like a movie playing out before your eyes. Starting with The House on Tenafly Road, the series takes us through the many trials and tribulations of the Crenshaw and Weldon families of Englewood, New Jersey, from the Civil War era through the turn of the new century. Much of the series takes place in 1870s/80s Arizona as well, giving the reader a good look at life in the expansionist West.
We get to watch the characters, with all their flaws, cope with disasters of their own making, and fate’s, as they try to fulfill their responsibilities while balancing on a wire of desire, loss, and disappointment. Adrienne shows us the arc of life with all its joys and sorrows, acknowledging her characters’ humanity every step of the way.
Having read all six books now, I feel like I know these characters as old friends and acquaintances, and I’m more than a little wistful knowing that their stories are now complete. Luckily Adrienne wrote their stories down and I can revisit them whenever the urge strikes.
See the entire Tenafly Road Series here.
And to Adrienne, thanks again for the opportunity to work with you on this remarkable project!
PS — If you’re a writer who needs a proofreader/copyeditor who specializes in indie books, contact me at kevinbrennan520(at)gmail(dot)com or indescribable.com(at)gmail(dot)com.