I am pleased to welcome Jess Neal Woods today with a spotlight for her new book, The Process of Fraying. Jess is on tour with Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours.
About the Process of Fraying:
Violet is a pillar of hospitality and compassion within her community. As a farmer’s wife and mother of a large brood, she is resolute, thrifty, and charming. The life that is woven between the land and her family is one of harmony and beauty. When she begins to struggle with depression, her life seems to unravel. At first the change is subtle, but it quickly intensifies as the flicker of a candle flame brings a way to feel again; her beloved creek becomes ominous as it beckons to her. Having no understanding of what is happening within her, Violet turns to both the religious and medical communities for guidance. Both fail her. With her identity stripped away and her family reeling from the aftermath, Violet must determine if she can make peace with the changes within herself before she is consumed by them. The Process of Fraying is a historical family drama that explores the social, religious, and medical stigmas surrounding mental health in the 1940s.
About the Author:
Jess is a debut novelist in historical fiction centering around the WWII era. A graduate of Indiana University, Jess holds a degree in English. When she is not reading or writing, she teaches English (literature and composition) courses online to high school students. Jess currently resides in upstate New York with her husband, Josh, their three children, and their two dogs. Though she is a Georgia native, Jess has lived in a multitude of states. Each place gives her writing fresh flare and direction as she is exposed to new people, stories, and experiences.
More information can be found at jessnealwoods.com.
Follow the Tour for Reviews. Interviews and More:
Tuesday, June 11
Review at A Chick Who Reads
Wednesday, June 12
Feature at What Is That Book About
Friday, June 14
Review at A Book Geek
Saturday, June 15
Feature at Broken Teepee