OBU alum Linsey Mastin, who serves as secretary for the National Sports Ministry and Church Recreation at OBU, recently released her first fiction novel, titled "Murder in Manolos."
The book tells the story of college graduate Heidi Hart, who is ready to take on the world -- or at least New York City. Heidi never thought she would still be job-hunting three months after graduation, her savings account drained and her rent due. While her friends are busy planning nurseries for their firstborns, Heidi is pounding the pavement. Determined to make it on her own, but running out of funds, she reluctantly agrees to take a nanny position to pay the bills. However, the job is to be a companion to a 15-year-old girl.
After meeting her new charge, Lauren Dayton, Heidi begins to realize two things: the quiet life the Daytons have constructed is built on a decade of pain and a mystery that haunts each member of the family; and no matter how simple a job seems, never believe the job description.
Mastin worked as a nanny for seven years. She earned a bachelor's degree in English from OBU in 2009, and she is currently working on her next book.
Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, "Murder in Manolos" is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at Tate Publishing, or by visiting Barnes & Noble or Amazon.
For more information about the book, contact Traci Jones, marketing representative for Tate Publishing, at (888) 361-9473 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.