Shelly King is a native Southerner who packed her bags and moved to Silicon Valley at the beginning of the Internet boom. She works for a major software company as a social media strategist and information architect. Her stories have been published in the GW Review, Epiphany, Slow Trains, the Dos Passos Review, and the Coe Review. She lives in the Santa Cruz Mountains with her husband, two big dogs, and a disapproving cat.
Book Title: The Moment of Everything
Maggie Duprès, recently “involuntarily separated from payroll” at a Silicon Valley startup, is whiling away her days in The Dragonfly’s Used Books, a Mountain View institution, waiting for the Next Big Thing to come along. While her days now are filled with swashbuckling romances and the occasional scuffle for the best and comfiest seat in the store, proving she’s still “got it” remains at the top of her to-do list.
So when the opportunity arises for her to network at a Bay Area book club, Maggie jumps at the chance—even if it means having to read Lady Chatterley’s Lover, a book she hasn’t encountered since college, in one sitting. But the edition she finds at The Dragonfly is no typical edition of Chatterley-it’s an ancient hardcover with notes in the margins between two besotted lovers of long ago. With this discovery, Maggie begins to search for the lovers and their fate, hoping to find not only where their story leads, but where this next chapter in her life is leading her.