Jody Hadlock - In Store

Jody Hadlock will sign and discuss The Lives of Diamond Bessie ($16.95; Sparkpress).

Jody Hadlock's love of history goes all the way back to junior high, when she was a member of the Junior Historians of Texas--so it's no surprise her first novel is historical. She studied journalism at Texas A&M University and worked as a broadcast journalist and then in nonprofit public relations before turning her focus to fiction. She also writes screenplays and won the 2020 Dallas International Film Festival's screenplay contest. She lives in Colleyville, TX.


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Event date: 

Saturday, April 23, 2022 - 3:00pm

Event address: 

2342 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005
The Lives of Diamond Bessie Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781684631179
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Sparkpress - April 5th, 2022

Pregnant out of wedlock, sixteen-year-old Annie Moore is sent to live at a convent for fallen women. When the nuns take her baby, Annie escapes, determined to find a way to be reunited with her daughter. But few rights or opportunities are available to a woman in the 1860s, and after failing to find a respectable job, Annie resorts to prostitution in order to survive.