L. Anne Carrington is a writer whose previous work covered topics from fiction to news stories, human interest features, and entertainment reviews. A descendant of silent film star Rubye De Remer and criminal justice reporter/author James G. Baldwin, she wrote The Wrestling Babe internet column for seven years, is a former music reviewer for Indie Music Stop, and pens several other works which appears in both print and Web media.
One of her freelance articles, An Overview of Causes of Hearing Loss and Deafness, was bought by Internet Broadcasting Systems, a company that co-produced NBCOlympics.com for the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens and the 2006 Torino Winter Olympics in addition to being the leading provider of Web sites, content and advertising revenue solutions to the largest and most successful media companies.
In addition to the December 2010 publication of her first novel The Cruiserweight by Night Publishing, Ms. Carrington is weblog manager and weekly columnist/entertainment reporter for Authors On Show, a web site which offers encouragement and offers resources to unpublished writers. Since its May 2010 launch, AOS has been viewed in more than 80 countries, including major literary agents and publishers such as Penguin.
She is also Pittsburgh Examiner’s etiquette columnist, a book reviewer for Free Press, (an imprint of top publisher Simon & Schuster), writing her second book, Kerrigan’s Legacy, and conducting additional research on Rubye De Remer for a future project.
Ms. Carrington resides in Pittsburgh, PA.
Autumn is now the grown-up daughter of retired cruiserweight superstar Brett Kerrigan, but in the love stakes she’s a heavyweight.
She is searching for two things: success as a wrestler, just like her father, and for the intoxication of intimacy – she longs for an injection of the real love her parents share for each other. Several failed relationships leave her disillusioned and alone.
Three men each play a prominent role in Autumn’s pursuit of professional and personal success: Peter Klass, a retired cruiserweight legend determined to help make Autumn a star while trying to reconcile his own personal and professional lives, Mike Stackhouse, the fellow student wrestler who wins Autumn’s heart while on the edge of stardom with International, the world’s largest stage in professional wrestling, and Marcus Tucker, Brett’s personal assistant, the shining star of Peter’s cruiserweight class, and one of Autumn’s closest friends – and confidant – who once harbored a crush on her.
One night following the graduation show at Brett’s academy, the lives of Autumn and one of these men took a turn no one expected – yet affected those around them who cared the most.
Will her relationship with Mike survive the pressures of both their budding careers and that fateful night?
Or will she once again be a singles performer in the romance division?
A middle-aged woman celebrating her birthday with unconventional style, a sexy seductress finding a great bargain on plumbing repairs, an ambitious journalist who goes the extra mile to land her story, and a single woman whose construction worker fantasies are realized are among ten erotic short stories of older women -known commonly as "cougars" - and the trysts with much-younger lovers who lust for them..
Brett and Karen come from two separate worlds with one common interest that brought them together - wrestling.
Brett Kerrigan is a smaller than average cruiserweight wrestler who loves to entertain the crowds, giving it all for his fans throughout the world. In spite of his size, Brett proves he can be as strong, quick and fierce as his larger competitors. Away from the spotlight, he struggles with being taken seriously as a wrestler, backstabbing co-workers, and power hungry management.
Pittsburgh-based sports journalist Karen Montgomery has followed wrestling since her teens. An acclaimed article printed one year earlier won a prestigious sports press award, and, when several attempts to arrange a personal interview with Brett are thwarted, she almost gives up attempting to meet her idol without the help of her editor, Greg Sullivan. One fateful night after a wrestling event, Karen has an unexpected encounter with Brett in a hotel lounge - ending in getting her sought-after interview with him.
Throughout the following year, a special friendship - and then romance - blossoms between the unlikely pair, despite the loss of Brett’s lucrative contract, long distance living between him and Karen, the differences in their ages, and an unexpected personal event Karen never considered in the present stage of her life.