Dana Mansfield was born, raised, and still lives in northwestern Iowa. She enjoys the intricacy and problem solving of creating stories and is thankful to have achieved remission from leukemia to have the chance to see her literary dreams come to fruition. She teaches reading to at-risk high school students and spends her time writing, watching cooking and clothing competition shows, and being an overprotective mom to her two cats, Boots and Joey.
We need to talk. This phrase spoken by Ben to his longtime love Laurie changes their lives drastically. He uses those words to springboard his intent to leave her and their childhood neighborhood in Memphis. Sunset Park is just as much engrained in their souls as their horrific childhoods they survived with each other’s help.