Bringing Back a Favorite Character

My second book, Our Love Could Light The World, is a collection of linked stories about the Dugan family in the fictional town of Dunston, New York. The Dugans are made up of the parents, Potter and Lavinia, and their five children. Potter drinks and can’t hold down a job. Lavinia works like mad to keep everyone clothed and fed. One day, when she’s had enough, she leaves to marry her boss, Chip Starkhust, a well-meaning widower eighteen years her senior. Lavinia’s presence is always in her role as mother, wife, and second wife. I knew there was much more to her than that, and I wanted to write…