When the chips are down, there comes a time when The Party’s Over.
In this heartfelt story about family relations, successful singer Vaye Dubois never wants to return to her hometown, where she remembers a tragic past. She argues vehemently with her daughter and manager, Kayla, because without Vaye’s permission, Kayla scheduled her mother to perform back home. Vaye refuses and fires her daughter.
The singer then argues with her husband and agent, Malachai. She gives him an ultimatum to change the scheduling so she won’t have to perform in her hometown. Malachai refuses, telling her that if she doesn’t come to grips with her past, she will lose him and their daughter.
Unhappily, Vaye agrees and returns to her hometown, where she learns that her sister, Sharon, has been diagnosed with sarcoidosis. If the sarcoid is not removed from Sharon’s lungs, she could die. Vaye discovers things about herself on her journey home to a past that she thought long buried, but most importantly, she finally faces her fears.
About the Author
Lori Harris is a Southern California native. She resides with her husband and son in Riverside County, California, and is currently pursuing a certificate in creative writing. She will graduate in spring 2013 with honors from Rio Salado College, where she is a member of the International Honor Society in Phi Theta Kappa. Harris is the founder of Sonny Starr, LLC. She is also a member of the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW). Although her novel The Party’s Over is fictional, she hopes her book will shed a light on the real life disease of sarcoidosis, which her sister had, and the disease is often misdiagnosed as asthma, bronchitis, AIDS, and various forms of cancer.
The author will donate a percentage of the novel’s proceeds for medical research to decrease steroid usage, as well as to detect and eliminate sarcoidosis in its early stages.