After living the life of a free-spirited, experimental college student, Julie Flowers finds herself college educated, well rounded, and broke. Bored at home and sick of living on her mother’s couch, she takes to the Internet where she quickly finds out that if you seek, you shall find. Discovering a lucrative realm of existence that is kept in the shadows and only inhabited by the wealthy, Julie becomes a sex party hostess, catering to couples who indulge in the art of swinging. The money and indulgence come to a screeching halt after Julie’s business partner abandons her. Though her lawyer comes to her aid in more than one way, she enters a tumultuous time in her life where she is tried in court, beaten up by gangsters, and undergoes a miscarriage. When her life starts crashing down, she swiftly escapes to Los Angeles to salvage what’s left.
Rachel Blaze grew up in Brooklyn, New York. She credits her love for learning and teaching to her public school education. An avid reader, writer, and children lover, she dreamed of being a writer and teacher since kindergarten. Blaze acknowledges her large family for her work ethic, determination, and perseverance.
My mom always worked. So did my dad. I spent a lot of time at the babysitter’s house. She was an old, fat, Trinidadian woman who babysat a bunch of kids from our building in her apartment. She was a terrible babysitter. She didn’t read to us, or sing to us, or take us outside. She just heated up Chef Boyardee for lunch, expected us to color or do work that our parents sent with us, and she watched Soap Operas all afternoon. This would have been okay, I guess, if my mom didn’t think Soaps were the Devil’s daytime television. I usually spent these afternoons trying to see or hear what Ms. Hardy was watching, and feeling guilty about it, or taking a nap, whichever was easier.