The Coveting

by Kelli Koontz-Wilson



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/3/2013

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 302
ISBN : 9781477295458
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 302
ISBN : 9781477295441
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 302
ISBN : 9781477295434

About the Book

The Coveting is an epic novel about three Newark women and their secret obsessions. A psychic woman, Alfrey Brown, rescues three little girls from a burning orphanage during the Newark Riots in 1967. Unable to adopt them, they are each taken into Foster care and reared separately in Newark, NJ. As teenagers, the three young women are mysteriously reunited, ultimately becoming best friends. Now that they have become successful women in their own right, they are secretly consumed with envious feelings towards one another. During a long overdue vacation, they devise a plan to challenge fate, and exchange lives. Heaven Miller, a rich and famous actress who comes back home to Newark for a visit, Tasha Peters a successful businesswoman with a very special gift, and Sarah Farmer, a married mother with a loving husband and two beautiful children, are each longing for a new life. Alfrey, who can see events before they happen, is determined to find and stop them before they make a tragic mistake which will alter the future and destroy their worlds. Her special bond that she shares with others like her, has kept the three women alive up until now, but time is running out. The only way to save them is to uncover the truth about their unique gifts that they possess, but have always hidden. For three beautiful, talented and successful women, the danger was not in their secrets, but in their longing.

About the Author

Kelli Koontz Wilson is a native and resident of Newark, New Jersey. She has majored in both Theatre and Spanish at Rider College and Rutgers Newark respectively. She is the founder of Project PULSE: Presentations for Understanding and Learning through Skits and Expression. This program allows her to perform as well as to provide students with a forum in which to create their own presentations that will focus on the needs of the community. She utilizes poetry and storytelling in her workshops as a way to engage students and adults in the discussion of local and global issues which impact our society, and how they can use their voices in a positive way. Other workshops include: Conflict Resolution, Diversity Training, Drug prevention and Goal Setting. The stage show Titled: A Mother’s Cry, is a 60 minute presentation, filled with Poetry, Prose, and music. It has been developed for all audiences, but the primary purpose of the show is to promote Self-Esteem, Gang Prevention, as well as Drug and Alcohol Prevention. She has written skits and plays for El Club del Barrio’s Survivors Group in Newark, as well as for Horizon Health Center in Jersey City’s C.O.P.E Community Outreach through Peer Education group. She has personally designed an entire curricula of Programs for school aged children such as: Dr. Gekls, Three Kings and a Queen—It’s All About Self-Esteem, Life Uninterrupted-- Life Interrupted, Thick as Thieves, and short stories designed to teach the importance of Self-Esteem, and Purpose, like Mr. Willoughby, and A very good day. She is currently writing a T.V. Pilot, and Feature Film. Her other writings also include two books published by Author House: the novel, The Color of My Skin as well as an Anthology of Poetry, Hookers in The Playground: A Newark Mother’s Cry for Peace. Her semiautobiographical novel: Finding Rhythm, deals with a Newark Poet, determined to educate and inspire her three children while dealing with family addictions, and corruption. She and her husband Tim have 3 children and one grandchild: Latoya Wilson, Giavonni Darlena Davis, Timothy Wilson Jr. and Jailyn Brown. Melanin Enterprises LLC is a Newark based Performing Arts Company which helps develop and produce educational and artistic programming for all NJ based schools.