Gambling for Good Mail
Gambling for Good Mail is a romp through contemporary Southern California culture: self-help groups, weird addictions, drive-in religion, romance novel contest, time-share sales, serial marriages, chiropractic manipulations, and stuffed pets, all shadowed by an unusual and tragic love story.
A Connecticut transplant in King Disney’s Court, Felicia Wood gambles for good mail that comes from catalogue orders. She runs from memories and skims the surface of life, cluttering her home with bonus gifts. “Sometimes I think I should think,” Felicia says,“but now is not the time,” and she plunges in. So should you.
About the author
Evelyn Cole, MA, MFA, poet and resident of San Luis Obispo County, CA, is a failed sea kayaker, a successful cook, failed businesswoman, successful teacher and professor, failed webmaster, successful ping pong champ, failed golfer and successful traveler, wife/lover, mother, and occupant of this planet who wears her poetic license on her car, her head in the sand, and her heart in her pen.
She has published one textbook on levels of abstraction, two books of poetry, and six novels shown throughout, “Call me Mary” subtitled “and do call,” “For the Sake of All Others,” “A Tough Journey,” “Gambling for Good Mail,” “Hurricane Love” and “The Underbelly,” subtitled “Dr. Jacquelyn and Mrs. Hyde.” Beside non-fiction articles for psychologists, she wrote Brainsweep, a six lesson course for tapping into the subconscious mind. It is available free to anyone who doesn’t mind writing by hand.