80 Proof Lives
80 Proof Lives is a young adult novel set in a small southern town during the late '70s. This is the story of Fla (rhymes with clay), an intelligent but seemingly unloved teenager who is raised by an alcoholic, emotionally abusive mother.
Fla's mother forces her to work for the bootleg queen and local madam, Miss Lipstick, to pay off her mother's beer tab. Fla has to give up her summer of reading to clean up house around drug addicts, alcoholics, and other downtrodden people with various vices.
Fla encounters some very colorful characters who help her discover who she really is when she learns some life-changing things about herself that could lead her to an 80 Proof Life.
About Felicia S.W. Thomas (Tallahassee, Florida Author)
Felicia S.W. Thomas is a published author, ghostwriter, editor, and attorney. She is married and has three children.
Ms. Thomas has been writing her whole life. She has written short stories, screen plays, stage plays, poems, newspaper articles, and more. Her debut novel, 80 Proof Lives, is an award-winning novel and has been assigned by high school teachers as a reading assignment.
Ms. Thomas continues write daily and plans to publish many more novels and other works.