Feature Book By Marilyn Baron and Sharon Goldman

Groundwork for Murder

Groundwork for Murder

Landscape artist Alexandra Newborn dreams of a one-woman show at the Diamond Gallery. But the gallery owner dismisses her paintings as "old, tired, and dull . Lacking excitement." Those words also describe Alex's unhappy marriage. Alex's shocking reunion with her college art professor, Dominick "Nick" Anselmo—once a world-celebrated Italian artist, now a homeless lawn man—reignites their passion and fuels a creative spark for both, helping Nick recover from his wife's death. With Nick's provocative sketches, art imitates life, but Alex doesn't realize they reveal a dangerous liaison between her husband and the gallery owner. Without Nick's knowledge, Alex arranges an art opening that includes his drawings. When the torrid affair between Alex's husband and his mistress is exposed, the seeds are sown for murder, mystery, and romance.

Worldwide release: July 10, 2019




About the Authors

Marilyn Baron

Marilyn Baron and Sharon Goldman

Marilyn Baron writes in a variety of genres, from women’s fiction to historical romantic thrillers and romantic suspense to paranormal/fantasy. She and her sister even wrote a musical about Alzheimer’s called “Memory Lane,” that was performed as a concert/reading at Essential Theatre in Atlanta in February.

Marilyn has received writing awards in Single Title, Suspense Romance, Novel with Strong Romantic Elements, and Paranormal/Fantasy Romance. She was also The Finalist in the 2017 Georgia Author of the Year Awards (GAYA) in the Romance Category for her novel, Stumble Stones, and The Finalist for the 2018 GAYA Awards in the Romance category for her novel, The Alibi. Her novel, The Saffron Conspiracy, released in January, is her 24th work of fiction. She is currently working on another novel, The Romanov Legacy.

A public relations consultant in Atlanta, she is chair of the Roswell Reads Steering Committee and serves on the Atlanta Authors Series Committee. A member of Atlanta Writers Club, Georgia Romance Writers and a PAN member of Romance Writers of America, she will be a presenting author on a Women’s Fiction panel at the 2019 Decatur Book Festival on Saturday, August 31 from 12:30-1:15 p.m. and will present a workshop at the 2019 Georgia Romance Writers Conference in Atlanta on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 8:45-9:45 a.m. entitled “Turning a Nugget of History into a Novel.” She will present an author talk about her novel Stumble Stones and The Stumble Stones Holocaust Memorial project at Seniors Enriched Living, Thursday, October 31 from 1-2 p.m. Find out more at www.marilynbaron.com.

Sharon Goldman

Sharon Goldman is an award-winning artist whose paintings are in private collections and who has exhibited in numerous galleries throughout northeast Florida, including the Haskell Gallery in the Jacksonville International Airport.

As a native Floridian, Sharon strives to create work that captures the spirit of Florida. Her colorful palette, unique cropping, and background as a designer and art director help her envision her novel compositions, which she describes as painterly realism. Sharon has taught art school in her home studio to more than 200 students in her community. Sharon has also written and illustrated a children’s book. ‘There’s a Day Out There.” Sharon is on the Dean’s Leadership Council at the University of North Florida’s Thomas G. Carpenter Library, where she gives monthly tours of one of the largest permanent art collections of regional artists in the state.

A graduate of the University of Florida in Fine Arts, Sharon had a long career in the advertising business. After having three children (now college graduates), she has more time to bring her ideas to light. To view Sharon’s art, visit her website at: www.sharongoldmanart.com.


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