Tough City, Tougher Woman by Richard E. Riegel
Approx. 81,780 words.
Published on May 17, 2013 by
Black Rose Writing.
Linda Avery, a cigarette girl at the Club Festival in contemporary Portland, Oregon, plies her wares in the rough and tumble atmosphere of the bar, where customers range from passively tipsy to aggressively drunk. She handles the rough trade with aplomb and a measure of street smarts.