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Mystery author gleans lessons from her characters

After 20 years in process, author, linguist Vivian Probst is celebrating the early February release of "Dissolving Her Despair," Book One of her thrilling new five-book series, "The Woman Who Forgot Who She Was."

In Book One, Probst focuses on a brilliantly successful bank president who can manage other peoples’ finances but not her own. Deeply in debt, Avery Victoria Spencer faces public humiliation if her secret is discovered.

Wrestling with despair and desperation, she falls asleep hoping for a solution. Miraculously, she awakes chained in a medieval dungeon where magical beings are ready to help if she’s willing to accept their messages.

Probst explains, “Avery learns that her issue is not with money, but actually something far more important.”


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