Love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation – Kahlil Kibron
Camilla Myers decides that her marriage is over, never anticipating that the split would be uniquely destructive. Later, she ruminates:
"I know now that when I decided to end my marriage, I deceived myself, thinking that a divorce would bring relief from the pain I felt. I never considered the exceptional power of love and the wake of disaster that can follow an attempt to put it aside In the dark hours of night, my guard often collapses and shame refuses me the mercy of rest. I tremble, fearing that I will never experience an ordinary moment again."
A rapid succession of events occurs as a family unravels. But each member remembers the bonds that sealed them and struggles to return to a place of stability. We are repeatedly reminded of the tenacity and endurance of love.
About the Author
Rose Tomlin’s published work includes Two Seasons, Poetry by a Mother and Daughter, Duel of the Heart – Theodosia, a historical novel and Hour of Separation, a contemporary novel, releasing in 2017.
Her personal essays have appeared in the Dallas Morning News–Herald, the Wilmington Star, the Charleston Post & Courier and many northeastern newspapers in the Gannett Chain.
Her screenplay, Theodosia, won the Grand Jury Award, Best Screenplay, at the Worldfest International Film Festival and First Place in the annual Southeastern Creative Media Competition.
author-rose-tomlinHer career writing radio, television and print advertising copy in New York and South Carolina spanned over 12 years. She was a radio and TV scriptwriter in the Product Publicity Department of Young & Rubicam Advertising Agency in New York City. There, she wrote scripts for Easterbrook Pens, Johnson & Johnson Baby Products and other clients of Y and R. Returning to South Carolina, she was Copy Chief at WCSC-TV in Charleston SC. Later, she managed the Copywriting Department for Meyers-Arnold Department Store in Greenville.
She never planned to write a book, but Theodosia Burr Alston thought otherwise and would not stop nudging her! Rose hasn’t stopped writing since.
She now lives in Charleston, South Carolina with her beloved greyhound, LayO.