Erin K. Rice is the author of What Happened on Smith Street and On the Way to Someplace Else. This site chronicles her experiences as an independent novelist. She promises that future titles will be much shorter and welcomes comments on her journal entries and her Facebook page.
On the Way to Someplace Else
Attempts to escape one's past often bring the runner even closer to it. Such is the case with Anna, a deeply troubled, introspective woman who tries to avoid being sucked under the waves of grief by abandoning her former life.
The further Anna travels, the nearer she grows to the truth about herself and the world she has carefully created. In the end, she must choose between what she knows is true and what is easier to believe.
In this engaging, artistically rendered novella by Erin K. Rice, the reader journeys through twists and turns that are as rough and stunning as the Alaskan setting in which it takes place.
What Happened on Smith Street
Corporate scandal. Personal tragedies. Lives irrevocably changed.
Written by a true insider who had a front-row seat for the demise of Enron, What Happened on Smith Street is a tautly-crafted, suspenseful novel that chronicles the downfall of a corporation; stepping outside the office walls and into the individual ruin that is often overlooked. Shifting markets, unreasonable expectations, failure to heed warning signs--the hallmarks of insatiable consumerism are cleverly portrayed by Erin K. Rice
When it is revealed that two members of the Vantage PLC leadership team are involved in illegal financial transactions, the specter of mistrust taints the entire organization, including company CEO John Allen Wallace III. Wallace's reputation as an aggressive leader and an imperfect man makes his claim of innocence difficult to swallow. And his lurid involvement with the calculating and brilliant Amanda Parsons, the wife of a talented junior associate at his firm, only adds fuel to the speculative fire.
What Happened on Smith Street is a keen insight to the workings of a corporate powerhouse, as well as a stark reminder that the truth often takes a back seat to sensational fiction.