Bellmore author publishes third novel

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A third novel has been published by Bellmore resident and author Zena Livingston – a follow up to her first two published works, “The Money God” and “Psychotic Skank.”

The novel is titled “Now You Have It,” and it’s about a woman at the center of a classic “rags to riches” story. The story’s protagonist, Donna, starts out as a single teen mom with goals of financial security and social position. She meets her guardian angel, Craig, and moves from her basement apartment in Freeport to upscale Brookville and, finally, back to Freeport.

The challenges Donna comes across along the way include relationships, financial challenges, health issues, and challenges with her children make for an interesting read. All along her life’s road, Craig is there to bail her out while never giving her what she really wants; a relationship with him. There is an underlying message in this book which keeps the reader interested.

Livingston earned a degree in English from the City College of New York. She taught English in the south bronx and on Long Island before deciding to work with her husband, Leon, at his podiatry practice. Today, she still helps at her husband’s practice while also working with her son, Douglas.

“Now You Have It” is a 260-page paperback with a retail price of $18. It was published by Dorrance Publishing Co. from Pittsburgh, Pa.

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