May 25, 2003 - Personal Web Site: "After The Twilight" by Sierra Leone RPCV Peg De Marco who lived in Nigeria

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"After The Twilight" by Sierra Leone RPCV Peg De Marco who lived in Nigeria

"After The Twilight" by Sierra Leone RPCV Peg De Marco who lived in Nigeria

After The Twilight"
Peg De Marco

It's 1969, and Mandy Buchanan and Alex Foster meet by accident and fall hopelessly and passionately in love. But not everyone welcomes the union and after Alex marches off to war, plots are devised and emotions manipulated that separate the lovers even further than the thousands of miles between them. After a heart-wrenching break-up in Hawaii, their paths take them in different directions: Mandy to West Africa as a Peace Corps Volunteer, and Alex as a wounded Vietnam veteran adjusting to life back home in a country that would rather forget than deal with the aftereffects of war on one of its favorite sons. People insist that "love conquers all" but will that adage ring true for Mandy and Alex and bring them once again back in each other's arms?

Read an excerpt of "After The Twilight" Here.


Book Review Cafe
Rating: 5 Coffee cups

When romance turns sour for Mandy Buchanan, she decides to flee her home and the man she will never stop loving. She joins the Peace Corps and is stationed in West Africa. Although she works hard at her job as a secretary and trains her students all she knows, Mandy cannot forget Alex Foster and wonders if he ever thinks of her.

Alex Foster joined the military to defend his country. It wouldn't be too bad, he thought. After all, the girl of his dreams was waiting for him back at home. And then one day he finds out that she has forgotten him. He turns to drinking to mask his pain. Even after returning home he drowns himself in the bottle.

Is love strong enough to bring two lonely hearts back together again? And if they find each other, can they accept how each has changed? Is it possible to put the past behind you and start again? Find all the answers in this fantastic book which takes you through the lives of two people trying to find themselves and each other.

Excellent job! What a powerful knowledge of the war Peg Demarco has! She definitely put a lot of time and effort into creating this book. All your hard work paid off! Fantastic...ready with the next installment?

Cynthia, Book Review Cafe

About the Author:

The road to becoming published has been a rocky one, but some notable events provided me with some terrific material along the way. Joining the Peace Corps in 1969, I served two years in Sierra Leone, West Africa, and fell in love with the land, the culture, and most of important of all the wonderful people. I finished my two-year tour, but returned two years later and lived in Nigeria, West Africa. During my Peace Corps tour, I wrote a newspaper column, "Reflections from Africa," and articles for an anthology published by the Peace Corps. One article, "The Beggar," was submitted and chosen for a live reading at the Rotunda in Washington, D.C. during the Corps' twenty-fifth anniversary. The article was also published in World News.

I wanted to bring the African flavor back to America and, using my writing as a vehicle, my two current books, "After the Twilight" and "Kano," contain chapters set in challenging locales. Both books take place during the early 1970's, so I'm hoping "baby boomers" that read my books will recall that exciting period with affection while new readers will enjoy a glimpse into the past. "After the Twilight" has been adapted to a screenplay, and I've got an agent hard at work in Los Angeles trying to persuade a producer or two to take a look at it. It was also entered in Project Greenlight and received two good reviews.

Personally, I have two sons (28 and 19) and a daughter (24), and my husband and I reside in Concord, North Carolina, with three dogs and a cat. I realized long ago that we'd all starve if I didn't have a career to finance my writing, so I'm presently employed by a super boss as an Office Manager for a consulting business in Charlotte, North Carolina.

In addition to writing, I enjoy watching movie classics with strong-willed heroines, such as Bette Davis and Katherine Hepburn, and going back even further to Greta Garbo. My favorite writers are Tennessee Williams and Arthur Miller, and my dream is to be watching a Broadway play written by yours truly and wondering, as I do so often, how I could have improved the dialogue!

I hope you will enjoy my books, and when you have a moment, please take a glance at my website

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