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About Karen Guzman
Karen Guzman is a fiction writer and essayist. Her novel, "Arborview,"will be published in 2021 by The Wild Rose Press. Her debut novel, "Homing Instincts," was published by Fiction Attic Press. Her short fiction has appeared in numerous literary magazines, and she is a contributor to the Collegeville Institute’s Bearings Online magazine.
Visit her at: http://www.karenguzman.com or her blog at www.writedespite.org
College student Rosa Escamilla has her own culinary dreams—and a difficult mother who's dead set against them. Rosa won't be deterred. She scrapes up the money to enroll at a prestigious culinary school, setting out to prove everyone wrong.
When hidden betrayals by the people they love most surface for both Ellen and Rosa, can they overcome the blows they never saw coming on the road to where they want to go?
Seth longs to retreat to the pristine woodlands of New England’s North Country, where he believes anonymity and solitude will heal his wounds. But a slow job market up North forces him to first make a detour to his Connecticut hometown.
Old ghosts pop up, as Seth’s cousin concocts a plan to honor the memory of a high school classmate killed in a long ago accident for which Seth has always felt responsible. At the same time, changing family dynamics in the wake of his father’s death are toppling the old status quo as Seth struggles to determine who he is and where he belongs. A chance at new love with a spirited, yet fragile, single mother further complicates the picture.
Homing Instincts traces Seth’s painful, redemptive, and sometimes humorous, journey to re-imagine his past and create a new future.