Thea Chard

Thea Chard

Writer, Editor, Designer, Content Producer, Feminist, General Awesome Person

A Thread So Fine

DESCRIPTION

Two sisters struggle against generations of hidden traumas in a richly-woven story that celebrates the wondrous nature of family.

Decades before women’s ‘awakening,’ the #MeToo movement, and even modern medicine, two sisters are estranged by devastating events as they begin their journey to womanhood.

St. Paul, Minnesota, 1946: As little girls, the Malone sisters relied on each other for companionship and affection as their mother remained distant, beating back the demons of her own mysterious childhood. Now, as young women ready to embrace promising futures, Eliza plans for a life of intellectual fulfillment beginning with college at nearby St. Catherine’s, while far simpler hopes for family and happiness occupy Shannon. Instead, the closely-knit sisters endure two life-changing tragedies and their powerful bonds of love and loyalty threaten to break under the weight of trauma and loss, secrets and misunderstandings. One sister leaves, possibly forever. Heartbroken and scarred from a battle with tuberculosis, the other vows to never let go of the invisible thread that runs between them–and in the course of her journey, discovers the true meaning of family.

Published on May 1, 2019 by Susan Welch.

ROLE

Cover design; Paperback & eBook interior book design (layout, design and formatting); marking and promotional materials design; web asset design; account administration

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TESTIMONIAL FROM THE AUTHOR

SUSAN WELCH

SUSAN WELCH AUTHOR, A Thread So Fine

Thea Chard has many fantastic professional qualifications, but top among them is her unwavering can-do attitude backed with true design skills.  I entrusted her to design my historical novel book, from cover to content, after a bad mis-step that had left me feeling insecure about my entire project.  With Thea, I was swept up in a current of positivity and talent. Her eye for design elements was just the beginning.  I deeply appreciated her willingness to go outside of her already large box to push her design concepts ever further. Her proactive, honest and reliable communication with me throughout the process never let me down.  Thea continued to assist me with book launch activities that would have been overwhelming without her experience.  If you want your project to be both professionally designed AND fun – finding Thea Chard will have been a very lucky discovery.


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