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Tori Whitaker

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My dream of writing a book first took root in my twenties, and some forty years later, I've seen that dream come true. Millicent Glenn’s Last Wish (part historical fiction and part contemporary family drama) is my debut novel. I love stories that shift between the past and present. Maybe that is because my family had five living generations upon my birth, and when my own grandchildren came along, my family had five living generations again. This experience has also given me a sense of what we observe in those who've come before us ... and what we pass down from one generation to the next.

I was born in the suburbs of Cincinnati, near where my novel takes place. I mostly grew up in Indiana, spent a decade in metro-Detroit with my husband’s ca
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Tori Whitaker The research. I've loved history since I was a child, and I love learning new things about the past!
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My novel shifts between modern day and the early 1950s--the baby
boom era--in Cincinnati. While the story is fictional, the historical thread draws heavily from a secret tragedy long ago in my family. The modern narrative follows Millicent Glenn at the age of 90, when circumstances trigger her memories of events six decades before. I have long been inspired by novels that show elderly characters who are survivors, who look back on life's traumas through new eyes. Examples include Orphan Train, The House at Riverton, and Along the Infinite Sea. The structure of these books inspired me. And it seems readers also enjoy the interplay of past and present with The Nightingale, The Seven Wives of Evelyn Hugo, The Last Romantics. I could go on and on about stories of strong protagonists who we meet at two times in their lives, both young and old.(less)
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Happy Pub Day, MILLICENT GLENN’S LAST WISH!

Today’s the day! ☺ It’s the official publication day for my first novel.

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“The whole of one's life need not be defined on the grounds of one decision. While good may come when others support you and affirm you and even forgive you, you will never be complete unless these things you provide for yourself.”
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