Lois Mathieu is a fiction writer in Connecticut. She earned a B.A. degree from Syracuse University in New York and a Master's of English at Trinity College in Connecticut. Her poems and poetry reviews have been published in fine literary journals and anthologies. She received the Joseph E. Brodine Award of First Prize presented by The Connecticut Poetry Society.
Her novel, THE NEXT TO LAST DRINK, is named to Kirkus Review's BEST OF 2012, and is described in this 2012 Kirkus Review: "Mathieu has a grasp on both the despair and the attendant ennui that accompany the fight for sobriety, and she's able to effectively express the struggle."
Her novel, DEBUT - Song for My Birth Mother, is about irrevocable loss when a newborn baby is given up for adoption and how that is experienced by all parties involved.
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DEBUT, Song for My Birth Mother
by Lois Mathieu
Approx. 72,530 words.
Published on May 15, 2012.
“Debut, Song for My Birth Mother” is the novel about a mother and child whose bond is broken when a college-bound teen gives her child up for adoption. The two live much of their lives secretly yearning for each other. More than 20 years later, they fear that time is running out. They have both suffered deeply from the irrevocable loss and they weigh the pros and cons of meeting.
The Next to Last Drink
by Lois Mathieu
Approx. 55,140 words.
Published on April 11, 2012.
About a professional man caught in the trap of addiction after using alcohol as a remedy for anxiety. He uses will power to stay sober but anxiety surges out of control. Safe medications do not relieve his nervousness and they diminish his libido. He's at the crossroads in search of an anxiety-specific medication. An anonymous diary tests his faith but he fears giving in to a higher power
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