I. C. Talbot
Born in 1923 in the little town of North Kingsville, Ohio, and growing up in the Great Depression. I. C. Talbot went to a little school where she knew everyone for all twelve years. She graduated Valedictorian in a class of 13 students. She then went on to the Ashtabula Business College, the first woman in her family to seek higher education.
Her first job was as a typist, then she worked as a secretary for a firm of lawyers until the firm dissolved during WWII. From there she went to work for City Hall, until she landed a job with the New York Central Railroad. When it merged with the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1964, the Reclaimation Plant closed. From there she went to work for Union Carbide in their Linde` Division until she retired from there.
When the economy went south in the 1970's she bought and operated a tavern from 1971 to 1988, until she retired a second time. After her first retirement, she and her husband traveled in an RV, where she did the bulk of her writing. They finally settled in Kentucky when they could no longer travel and did not care to battle the northeastern Ohio winters.
With the help of her daughter, she has decided to e-publish her collection of over 230 short stories under the moniker of "Icy Road" short stories. She says of her writing: "I write pulp fiction. My stories are pure entertainment for women."
Her daughter K. A. Jordan serves as her editor and publisher.
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Tales From The Leeward Lounge
This is a collection of eight short previously published stories from author I. C. Talbot. These are tales of normal women dealing with some of life's hardest lessons.
When Daphne discovered she was pregnant she knew her boyfriend, Marv, would take it hard. But she never expected to be dumped on the side of a country road like a discarded pet.
Amy Whittaker has been living on the streets since losing her home to a ruthless woman she knows as Marjorie McAdams. Now she's lost in the country and manages to find shelter under a truck topper propped up on straw bales. Sadly this is the best shelter she'd had since Marjorie stole her home. Now what will she do?
This short story is 6.4k words.
A pregnant she-wolf is caught in a leg-hold trap. A lonely man gives her a chance to survive. She gives him a gift in return.
Growing up, Steve was Stella's best friend, until Trish came along. Now Steve is engaged to Trish and both are off to separate colleges. Is turnabout fair play?
Mitzi has a husband who controls everything she and their children do. She had enough of his drinking and his brutality, so she takes matters into her own hands.
Abbie lives with her grandmother and her twins, Jed and Jill, on a farm cluttered with old machinery. One day she snaps, and decides to clean up decades of mess. To her surprise, everyone benefits.
Death of a Family
Beth has the perfect suburban life, until the night her husband doesn't come home. Then it's too late.
This story is 6.8k words.
Julia Carstairs was always a good kid. So why did she find her bags packed and on the sidewalk? Why had her family turned her out?
This short story is 9k words.
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