ELIZABETH WEHMAN, a local author and former editor of the Independent Newsgroup, has just released her newest novel, titled “Just a Train Ride,” which is her third book. Her two previous books are titled “Under the Windowsill” and “Promise at Daybreak.” Wehman is shown at the Holiday Shores Craft Show on Saturday, Sept. 2, where she debuted her most recent novel.
Wehman’s newest book is loosely based on her parents’ love story from the mid-1940s. Her father was stationed in New Guinea in the Army. Her mother lived in Lennon at the time, and as the war began, their relationship was just starting. Wehman was inspired to write this story after finding her parents’ love letters in their attic after their deaths, concentrating on the faithfulness of her mother’s devotion to someone she was just beginning to know, despite his injuries suffered in the war.
Wehman had been trying to finish her third novel for a while, but her job as editor of the Independent made it difficult to find time. After leaving the newspaper in April, Wehman then hammered out 60,000 to 70,000 words to complete the book in time for the Holiday Shores Craft Show.
With “Just a Train Ride” fresh off the presses, Wehman is already at work on a follow-up novella, which will tie up a few of the loose ends from the most recent book. She hopes to have the new book ready before the end of 2017.
Copies of the new book are going fast, but for those hoping to get a copy, Wehman will be at the Durand Farmers’ Market on Wednesday, Sept. 13, and copies of all three of her novels can be found by visiting www.elizabethwehman.com.