"When Conrad Arlington Hill suddenly is dumped by his girlfriend, Abigail McCloud, he suffers irreparable hurt. So much so he conspires with his friend Ed to seek revenge on Abigail. His plan fails however, when Ed and Abigail manifest a love for each other. Conrad, who’s body is now ravaged and consumed with hatred, goes on a mission of relentless revenge. He employs an underworld figure to force Ed to abandon Abigail and never see her again. Abigail is so distraught with Ed’s departure she needs a two month stay in a mental institution to recover.
He gets energized to take on his new victim, Erica Hollis, who is an old high school friend. However, before he gets too involved, Penney Hennessey causes some light damage to Conrad’s car. He immediately sees her as the perfect candidate to take out his revenge. She is frail, homely and vulnerable.
Conrad showers Penney with gifts, dinning out in class and literally placing her on a pedestal. When she is convinced he truly loves her, he tells her he can’t see her anymore.
She is so heartbroken and being a tragic victim of betrayal she takes her own life. Conrad is now ready to continue his friendship with Erica Hollis. In so doing, he starts having feelings for her that quickly become all too real. After having a history of being involved with beauty pageantry, Erica’s trip back home from one consumes her life in a one car accident.
Remorseful and regretful for all the grief and pain he caused people, he calls Debbie Hollis, Erica’s sister. They decide to start a friendship, making Conrad decide one thing for certain—he wants to return from the other side of love and the emotional roller coaster he was on and find love again."
The Other Side of Love
My love for writing manifested at an early age. When I was 9 years old, I wrote a 55-page novel called “Three Ways.” Two years later, I wrote a play which was performed in my backyard. Graduating from University of Hartford with a BS Degree in General Business Management, I then became a member of the United States Army. Upon leaving the military and becoming employed in the accounting and management profession, I did something that most people told me was brave—I married a divorced woman who had six children. A few of my grandchildren inspired me to write children books. They loved my short stories. I was married forty-one years before my wife’s death in 2016.
Engulfed in earning a living, I managed to complete two rough manuscripts. They sat in my file cabinet for some years until I decided it was time to submit one for publication. It was 2004 that I finally completed my first novel, “A Special Time in Clear Creek.” A year later, I completed a sequel to my first book “Halloween at Clear Creek” and it was published. Eventually, I focused on a children’s book whose title, “The Bald Eagle Who Wanted to Fly the American Flag,” came to me one morning out of the air while I was taking a shower. Though I consider it to be a children’s book, several adults love it and have enjoyed it immensely. I want to say that if I had to start my life over, I would pursue vigorously a career in the field of writing. Also, I would spend a great deal of my time in the world of Art, painting with oil and water color.