Scarecrow's Dream by Flo Fitzpatrick
Date of Publication: June 21, 2016
Through death and time, two souls search for love lost and found.
When Holly Malone staggers into her Manhattan apartment at one-thirty in the morning, she's shocked to discover more than forty years have passed since her last, vague memory of being involved in a motorcycle crash.
No one can see her, and only a few can hear her—her now-aged aunt, and the man she'd been clinging to when the motorcycle sailed off that icy bridge. Shane Halloran, who everyone assumed died with her on that snow-blind night.
Now, Shane hides behind an assumed identity. The wreck that took Holly's life was part of a string of not-so-coincidental accidents connected to a play so controversial, someone went to deadly lengths to make sure it never saw the lights of opening night.
As they piece together Holly's sketchy flashbacks, Shane comes to the heartbreaking realization that the woman he has loved for over forty years could at any moment disappear back into the past. Unless Holly's memories of then—and now—turn out to be a two-way street.
Warning: Contains one uber-charming black Irish rogue, one feisty heroine who'll take on the world for him, one eccentric hippie aunt—and two generations of eagles named Joey.
About Flo Fitzpatrick
Flo Fitzpatrick's first attempt to enter the field of literature was a work of science fiction called "The Bug on the Wall." It consisted of two sentences. "There was a bug. It was on the wall." She was five at the time, so perhaps the brevity of this piece was understandable.
She grew more adventurous and at age eight wrote two chapters of what was intended to be a full-length novel entitled, "The Skinner Family goes to Ireland." The plot consisted of the Skinner family heading over to Ireland to visit their Aunt Donna who lived on a potato farm and owned a swimming pool. Flo's older brothers, twins, were somewhat skeptical that the Skinners would make it to Ireland traveling across the Atlantic from New York to London by train. (Flo has since pointed out that the English Channel now boasts an underwater transportation system leading from England to France and that she was just ahead of her time.)
She earned a B.F. A. in Dance and an M.A. in theatre, then spent her years after college shuttling back and forth from New York to her native Texas working as a dancer/singer/actress, teaching dance and acting, and choreographing for various theatres and community colleges. During her career in theatre, Flo has played nice ladies (Nellie-South Pacific), not-so-nice ladies (Lily St. Regis-Annie), funny ladies (Jane-Fallen Angels) singing ladies (Cherie -Bus Stop), dancing ladies (Vibrata - A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum) and even dead ladies (three murdered hookers in Jack the Ripper!) The last, she claims, was tough. She had to spend the first ten minutes of the show lying on the floor not breathing. Flo still loves wacky characters both on and off stage.