Rebecca Haines, who has written for The Carthage Press for a collaborative five years, has published her first book, “Treasure of Truths.”
“I can't tell you how excited I am,” Haines said. “This is truly a dream come true for me, and I hope readers will enjoy it. It's a fun pirate story – short and fast-moving. I wanted it to be young reader-friendly and still be able to keep an adult's interest with an intriguing plot.”
Readers will join John Rifton and Constance Brisco as they set off on their adventures in the prime era of pirate legend. Their journeys encounter spirited characters, love, betrayal, friendship, and all the dangers of the wild open sea. With the mysterious fortune of the Isle de Flamo as their objective, the two dreamers thought in the beginning that all they needed was each other-but the vacillating ocean makes no promises.
“I hope readers will experience the thrill of taking chances to pursue your heart's desire, become inspired by those willing to conquer their fears, and rekindle the idea that love will always find a way,” Haines said. “Sometimes life isn't fair, and I have to remind myself of that, but in the end good will triumph over evil.”
Haines, 28, graduated with the Carthage High School Class of 2003, and went on to achieve her bachelor's of science in mass communication from Missouri Southern State University in 2007. After writing for the university's magazine, Crossroads, and The Chart newspaper, she was declared outstanding graduate in the communication department. To date, she writes for The Carthage Press.
After graduating from MSSU in the spring of 2007, Rebecca (Watts) married Chris Haines the following September. They now reside in Webb City, Mo., with their one-year-old son, Nolan Paul.
Rebecca is proud of her strong roots in Carthage. She is the daughter of Steve and Vali Watts, granddaughter of Lottie and the late Col. Valgene Mathews, and the late Roscoe and Wanda Watts, all of Carthage.
“Treasure of Truths” is available through the author and online at http://dropcappublishing.com/books. Those interested may contact Haines at The Press at 358-2191, or on Facebook.