Marilyn Monroe — a New Book

candle in the windLike a candle in the wind is the way Elton John sings about Marilyn Monroe. We are lucky this week to have two authors who’ve written a book about Marilyn.

First a word about our authors:authors

K.R. Hughes

Hughes is an English major from Amarillo, Texas. She now resides near Atlanta, Georgia. She enjoys writing with her co-author T.L. Burns. They are currently working on the sequel to “What She Knew,” the fast paced novel that finishes telling the story.

Hughes enjoys working with budding writers and tutoring English. Her passion is for at-risk teens. She volunteers to help teens realize their potential and find their passion. Hughes has two grown children, Justin and Kayti, and two four legged girls, MayZee and Ruthie.

Find other works by this author in the Historical Romance section, pen name is Kymber Lee, “Treasured Love” is a fun romp written in Regency England in 1811. Lee (Hughes) wrote this novel for her grandmother who is a huge supporter of her work.

Kim & Tammy

Kim & Tammy

T.L. Burns

As Burns’ co-author puts it “She is the foremost researcher and historical guru for our novel “What She Knew.” The novel was just released March of 2012 and they are busily working on the sequel, “What She Knew Too, The saga continues.” You can learn more about them at their website www.whatsheknew.com.

Burns is originally from California (desert region, with mountains), spent nearly 20 years in the panhandle of Texas (again, desert region only without the mountains) and now resides near Atlanta, Georgia. In her words “Trees and flowers everywhere!! Even the weeds are green and lush! I feel like I’m living in a postcard!! And, no wind! The desert regions are sooooo windy.”

Burns passion is for at-risk families. She volunteers her time to help the needy, not wih a hand-out but with a hand-up.  She is married and has two grown sons (best sons in the whole world) and one 4 legged son, Binford!

Book description:book cover

Marilyn lives; JFK plot foiled?
On the night of Marilyn Monroe’s assumed death, Bobby Kennedy and Peter Lawford race to Marilyn’s house to find her nearly dead. Both men knew that she had vital information that members of the mob, political circles and someone much larger would kill her for.
Replacing the real Marilyn with an over dosed double, Peter and Bobby race to find out what she knew and who was behind her ‘suicide’ as well as what was planned for president John F. Kennedy.
With pressure to escalate the Vietnam conflict into a full blown war, Kennedy baulked and ordered a thousand troops to begin withdrawing. An evil presence, frustrated at the lack of cooperation from the president, decides to have him moved out of the way. Can Bobby and Peter find the source and stop them?
This fast paced alternate history fiction novel will keep you on the edge of your seat as Marilyn joins the fight for the man she loved.
The mystery author team, KR Hughes and TL Burns, lead us on an historically accurate journey into the world of ‘what if.’ Check out this mystery book new on Kindle for under $5. A must read raves best selling authors C.J. West and Jodi Thomas.

book coverFrom the authors

Our novel, What She Knew, has just been published and we’re currently working on the sequel. Our agent has been scheduling book signings, speaking engagements, and a book tour. We’re getting pretty excited about the prospect of traveling all summer and fall.
K.R. has always loved writing and journalism, and has written five historical novels set in the Regency Era of 1811. One has been published and is currently available on Amazon. Its title is Treasured Love by Kymber Lee. T.L. was drug into the business after K.R. had taken a class with a well-known published author. That is where we came up with the idea for What She Knew and we wrote the first chapter. The teacher loved it and persuaded us to write the full novel. The rest is history as they say.
A note to our readers: our novels are sparse in detail and rich in action and speech. We believe everyone knows what an Italian restaurant looks like or the White House lawn. People don’t always need a lot of flowery details to get the image in their Marilynheads.

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Images courtesy of:

  • theonlinepaperairplanemuseum.com
  • teenpulselife.com
  • biography.com
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