~ Literary Romance With An Artsy Twist ~
LK Hunsaker is the author of a string of novels centered around the arts and societal issues. Raised in Central Illinois in the midst of an artistic family and surrounded by cornfields, she married a career soldier and spent the next 20 years moving around the U.S. and abroad. During that time, she raised two children, worked a few odd jobs, finished her psychology degree, and embarked on a writing career. She and her husband are now settled in Western Pennsylvania surrounded by trees and lakes, but they still get restless feet and the urge to travel.
LK has been called one of the "great storytellers" with "brilliant writing" by reviewers and peers, and has won several peer awards and commendations. Her short stories, poems, reviews, and articles have been published in literary ezines and print magazines.
S. A. Williams
on March 27, 2013 :
This is an amazing short!
In 'Evan's Story' Hunsaker introduces title character Evan, a high school football player who recently lost his brother, and Susie, a 12 year-old who lives with Evan's family due to a loss of her own (and who experiences some prejudice from the community).
This story nicely intertwines themes of love/companionship and grief and presents an unusually complete sketch of all the characters for a work of this length. That is to say: this reader finished the story feeling truly in touch with each of the characters, their motivations, and their desires.
While I have been impressed by this author's work in the past, I truly connected with this story in ways that I didn't anticipate and I highly recommend it. From the author's note, the story is essentially a short introduction to two characters in her "Rehearsal" series. After this, I won't be able to stop myself from reading that series in the very near future!
(review of free book)