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Press Release for Hurricane Love

July 26th, 2013 Evelyn Cole


(Arroyo Grande, CA August 18, 2012)

Local novelist and poet, Evelyn Cole, opens her recent novel, Hurricane Love, with a quotation from Thomas Szasz, “He who does not accept and respect those who want to reject life does not truly accept and respect life itself.”

Cole agrees and asks how would you kill your mother if she made the request her mother made once a week. Last month a man in San Dego was arrested for not stopping his wife’s suicde. He stayed with her as she died. They arrested him for the sin of omission.

A headline in McClatchy papers August 13, 2012 reads, “Mercy Killing Gets a Measure of Mercy.” The story describes the quandary authorities face. Each time a man killed his wife to alleviate her suffering, he went to trial for murder. Juries were sympathetic.

Cole’s novel, Hurricane Love, dramatizes the legal quagmire in 1985 that continues to this day.

Emotions run high when it comes to both ends of life—birth and death. Readers of this novel write that they are now considering their own life-endings and realize that they want more control than their parents had. It’s an issue, Cole says, that most of us evade. She attempted to tell her daughters about her own plans for death when the youngest ran out of the room. The subject was too much for that daughter who was only thirty at the time.

Available at, Hurricane Love is more than a murder trial. It dramatizes also the tightrope everyone walks between dependence on others and independence. Reading it gives you an intimate experience that stays with you after you close the book or shut off your Kindle.

About Evelyn Cole: She is known online as The Whole-mind Writer from her series of essays on the power of the subconscious mind. She is the author of five novels, one book of poetry, one e-course called “Brainsweep” and her current Astrological, Philosophical Cooking Blog reminiscent of a Tom Robbins lunch with Julia Child.

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