OSWEGO, NY – On May 15, from 6 to 8 p.m., the Oswego Public Library Community Room welcomes Eileen Parsons as she reads from and discusses her book, The First Rose of Summer.
The librrary is at 120 E. Second St. across from the County Courthouse in Oswego.
Her book describes Paul Matthews, a financial manager in one of New York’s leading companies, and his collision with a woman of faith.
When a series of high-risk financial decisions prove to be profitable for the company as well as its clients, Paul is promoted and given access to secrets within the company – secrets of illegal activity that could bring the company, its executives and stockholders to ruin.
Paul must decide whether he will continue his path of corruption in order to maintain his lavish lifestyle or listen to the voice within, the voice awakened by Brooke’s faith, urging him to make the honorable choice – a choice that would cost him his wealth, position and perhaps even his life.
Eileen has had a passion for writing since her youth.
She attended Augusta State University, majoring in Communications and Creative Writing.
Since then, her work has appeared in the Good Newspaper in Syracuse as well as various local Christian publications and newsletters.
It has long been her desire to write stories and novels that would inspire Christians to move closer to the Lord.
Eileen was born in Watertown.
Her father was in the Army, offering her a life of diversity and travel.
She had the opportunity to see different parts of the world, traveling the East Coast of the United States as well as Germany.
She spent most of her youth in Augusta, Georgia.
She gave her life to Christ as a child and has continued to have a passion to serve Him.
Her many experiences in life have increased her faith.
She uses her travels and encounters as topics in many of her articles and stories.
She currently lives in Orwell with her husband, Eric, and son, Daniel.