iUniverse Would Like to Announce the Release of Whitey and Me by Sue Perkins

Bloomington, IN, August 08, 2008 --(PR.com)-- New Novel Tells Story of Lifelong Friendship, Mystical Phenomena.

Strange Tree House Sets the Stage for ‘Whitey and Me: The Truth about the Tree House’

In a new novel by author and actress Sue Perkins, a storyline that begins nearly 60 years ago offers poignant lessons about life lived today. Whitey and Me: The Truth about the Tree House tells the story of a long-lasting friendship between two childhood friends and the incredible experiences they’ve shared.

Like so many children stricken with polio in the 1940s, Warren Hearst was forced to give up his days playing shortstop and riding his bicycle. But Warren was not consumed with sickness for long: He met Duane “Whitey” Swift and was introduced to the tree house that changed their lives forever.

Now grown with families of their own, Warren and Whitey look back at their time as kids, especially of the visits to that old tree house that is more than what it seems. When Warren and Whitey were boys and Warren was still fighting his illness, it was the powerful phenomena that happened in the tree house that inexplicably cured him.

Years have passed, and readers watch as Warren and Whitey, still best of friends, visit the tree house again in the midst of handling their own personal struggles. The magic of that tree house, dubbed “Venus House” by the old man who tended it, plays a role in each man’s adult life. Warren’s experience having a grandson with Down Syndrome is intertwined in this imaginative plot, which spans from mystical happenings to the challenges of dealing with genetic disorders in a time when “designer babies” and gene therapy are in the limelight.

Whitey and Me: The Truth about the Tree House is a heartwarming novel about the pure power of friendship and its ability to ease people through difficult times. A fascinating mix of the paranormal and universal themes, it tells of unconditional love, heartbreak, and strength.

About the Author
Sue Perkins is an accomplished actress and vocalist. On the stage for 50 years, she has performed lead roles in productions of Evita, Hello Dolly, Gypsy, Mame, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Fiddler on the Roof, South Pacific and many others. She has performed both in the U.S. and in Europe and has done many radio and television commercials. A mother and Nebraska native, she earned a bachelor’s degree in speech from the University of Nebraska.

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