Meet Diana McDonough author of Stuck in the Onesies on May 24th at 7:00pm!
My Mother’s Apprentice
My Mother's Apprentice is the sequel to Stuck in the Onesies. Ginger moves to Jamaica to pursue her singing career in the midst of the 1970s reggae revolution. Her best friend, Karen, travels to Jamaica and uncovers Ginger's double life. She tries to help, but finds that addiction can have a stronger hold than friendship.
Diana wrote her first novel, Stuck in the Onesies over a ten year period while working for Ecolab. She retired after 26 years to follow her passion for writing. She published Stuck in the Onesies in January, 2017. Stuck in the Onesies is loosely based on a true story about her mother and best friends raising kids in the Donna Reed era of the 1960s in the Washington, D.C. suburbs.
Stuck in the Onesies will give your spirit a lift, your face a good laugh, and your history-buff side a tap on the shoulder.
You’ll fall in love with Barb and Ellie, two housewives raising kids in the tumultuous 60’s in the D.C. suburbs. Their antics make Lucy and Ethel look tame. The husbands, Jake and Will, are also as close as brothers and the friendship becomes more like family than friends. It’s the story of their close relationships, and how they evolve along with the times without taking part in the bra-burning activities that swirl around them.
Stuck in the Onesies is more than just a story of two families. The issues of the 60’s are intertwined, racism, women’s rights, the Viet Nam war, just to name a few. Southern roots ran deep and in the ‘60’s (even north of the Mason Dixon line) and those roots were dug up and exposed. The story shows some of its evolution through its characters as well as the events of the decade. Stuck in the Onesies will help you to understand the struggles on both sides and how as a society, we tried to bring equality to everyone. Sometimes we succeeded, and sometimes not. You decide.
Diana is the mother of three children and Grandy of eleven. Due to popular demand, she is busy finishing up the sequel to Stuck in the Onesies. The working title (subject to change) is My Mother’s Apprentice where you will follow a fictional account of the daughters’ lives. My Mother’s Apprentice is due to be released in either late 2018 or early 2019. A third book will complete the trilogy.