The Mill River Recluse

Disfigured by the blow of an abusive husband, and suffering her entire life with severe social anxiety disorder, the widow Mary McAllister spends almost sixty years secluded in a white marble mansion overlooking the town of Mill River, Vermont. Her links to the outside world are few: the mail, the media, an elderly priest with a guilty habit of pilfering spoons, and a bedroom window with a view of the town below.

Most longtime residents of Mill River consider the marble house and its occupant peculiar, though insignificant, fixtures. An arsonist, a covetous nurse, and the endearing village idiot are among the few who have ever seen Mary. Newcomers to Mill River--a police officer and his daughter and a new fourth grade teacher--are also curious about the reclusive old woman. But only Father Michael O Brien knows Mary and the secret she keeps--one that, once revealed, will change all of their lives forever.

The Mill River Recluse is a story of triumph over tragedy, one that reminds us of the value of friendship and the ability of love to come from the most unexpected of places.

Darcie Chan has self-published her novel in e-book form and priced it at 99 cents.
According to sources, Darcie Chan has sold over 400,000 copies of her e-book, and she has been on the best seller lists like USA Today’, peaking at No. 6.

E-books are selling in the Billions, 3 Billion in 2011. E-book Readers like Amazons Kindle, are the hot thing this year and getting hotter. Sales of over 3 billion in 2011, to a projected 9 billion in 2016, it’s time to get your writing on. In May 2010, Amazon E-Book sales surpassed, its regular book sales.

PS Darcie Chan was rejected by more than 100 traditional literary agents before she saw some success self publishing with e-books.