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“I enjoyed reading Alice Wilson-Fried’s impressive latest mystery, One Drop, set in New Orleans. It is a fast-paced satisfying story with clever humor, a dead billionaire, a family’s drama, complex and secret race relations and one tropical storm about to become a hurricane named Katrina. Everything is riding on Ladonis Washington, the first Black PR director of a steamboat company, with aspirations to become the first woman Vice President. The price of failure could be tragic for Ladonis and her innocent co-worker, for family members who rely on Ladonis, and for the survival of the Floating Palace Steamboat Company. I feel 100% positive about the excellence of this mystery.”
-- Elizabeth Lyon, Book Editor and Best Selling Author of The Sell Your Novel Tool Kit and Manuscript Makeover
About the author
A native of New Orleans, Alice Wilson-Fried worked in public relations at the Delta Queen Steamboat Company. For the past twenty-eight years, Alice has lived in California with her husband, Frank Fried of Chicago who passed away on January 13, 2015. She is the mother of two, stepmother of three, and grandmother of nine. She enjoys playing tennis, reading and writing. She has two published works--a nonfiction entitled MENOPAUSE, SISTERHOOD AND TENNIS and the first of her mystery trilogy called OUTSIDE CHILD set in New Orleans before Katrina.
OUTSIDE CHILD received the 2008 Silver Award for excellence in Independent Publishing, and named Finalist in the 2008 Next Generation Indie Book Award . The sequel, ONE DROP, book #2, set during Hurricane Katrina, is set to be published by Bedazzled Publishers Ink, August 15, 2020. She is currently working on book #3, focusing on the aftermath of the devastating storm. Other writings include a screenplay entitled THE HOT-FLASH CAPER which placed first in the 2008 East of Eden Writers Conference Contest.
"Outside Child" is a creole stew of crime, politics and southern manners that give the true flavor of New Orleans before all that water washed away some of the spice. The sibling relationship that's central to the story evokes Walter Mosely's Easy Rawlins and the colorful relationships that make that world so exciting.
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