Come meet B.B. Shamp, author of "Third Haven" on Sunday, July 9th at 6:30pm.
In the aftermath of a terrorist attack, Claire McIntosh keeps secrets while trying to regain her equilibrium, afraid that her brain injury and memory loss will be discovered. Suffering from PTSD, she is blind to an evil that follows her and her young son, Sam, from the streets of the nation's capital to the family home in Oxford, Maryland. After another loss, the death of her father, she finds his vast empire is imploding. Claire becomes the object of a media frenzy. Sensing a growing but unnamed danger, she and Sam impulsively move to an anonymous life on the Delaware shore. Claire searches for belonging first with her landlord, Odessa, then with Booker, the handsome son, whose own secrets weigh heavy. As the threat takes shape, Claire and Booker unite to protect each other and Sam. Set against the world of lobbying in Washington, D.C., Third Haven begins as a political thriller but quickly reveals a coastal community struggling to survive the Great Recession. This fast paced tale contrasts settings of urban graying against tidewater beauty, wealth against poverty and deceit that clouds the truth.
About B.B. Shamp
B.B. Shamp lives on a tidal inland bay where a moment of Zen can be found in a marsh island, a broad sweep of serrated clouds, or a mundane conversation about crabs with a local waterman. A lifelong resident of the Washington, D.C. area, she decided after a near death experience to move to Delaware, leaving behind an early career in education and social services for special needs students. Her passions include environmental advocacy, providing college scholarships to Delaware graduates, and writing.