The Cast Net Synopsis

When Mills Taylor, a talented New York advertising agent and artist, accepts a job as the director of an educational scholarship foundation in Alston Station, a town near Charleston, South Carolina, she never imagines that her new position will launch a year of living dangerously. Her boss, Cooper Heath, is as socially conscious as he is handsome, but not only does he have a missing wife, some people think he made her disappear. The Cast Net chronicles the year when Mills plunges into a socially unfamiliar world of Southern money and power in the late 1980’s. As she helps him to cope and seek the truth behind his wife’s disappearance, she learns the deeper meaning of “the cast net” and why it has been embraced by generations of Low Country residents. The Cast Net is a compelling and engaging novel about roots, a sense of community, trust, betrayal, redemption, and especially–about love.

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  1. Millie: Saw your name at the Gaffneyites Facebook page. I think you are a classmate of my brother, James.
    Congrats on your first novel.
    I am a big fan of Ron Rash, who is adored by Pat Conroy. His One Foot in Eden is in 7th or more printing in France and is a favorite of mine.
    Lot of my output at my blog borders on gibberish and is rough draft and Up; but I am proud of my interview with Rash which was published in a progressive Baptist Monthly.
    You can read it at my blog in the archives, September 2010.
    And a friend here in Bama and I collaborated on a screenplay that President Carter’s Jody Powell took a look at but bailed out on a scene at Stone Mtn he didn’t quite understand. The Great Marshall Frady read as well and found us “pandemoniously picaresque”. We’re still stokin that one bout ten years out now, certain that Brad Pitt is gonna take a likin to us when we maneuver it to his attention.
    Meanwhile some other things cookin have some serious prospects.
    Again, congrats. Got a big reading list for 2012 but will pass the word around.
    Sam Hodges of Furman is former Book page editor of the Charlotte Observer, but in Texas now. I’ll bring it to his attention. He’s great friend of Tommy Hays.
    My regular email is

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