Laurel Osterkamp
Press Kit
Love. Family. Growing Older. They’re all part of the state we live
in.
Lucy has left her home in Seattle and possibly her marriage too,
because her father’s stroke has turned things upside down.
When she’s not at her dad’s bedside, she’s at her mother-in-
law’s house, caring for her children while avoiding her husband’s
calls. Re-examining her professional goals and staving off
heartbreak is only part of it; Lucy has to decide where it is that
she belongs. But when Monty returns early from his month-long
trip to Botswana, she’ll also have to decide which is more
important – the life she has made for herself, or the life she left
behind.
Blue State is a short(ish) story written for fans of November
Surprises blog (www.NovemberSurprises.blogspot.com),
November Surprise the novel, and the novella Campaign
Promises
.  As a special bonus the first two chapters of The
Holdout
are previewed in the back, which continues the saga of
the Bricker family, this time with Jack and Monty’s younger
cousin, Robin.