Debut Author Puts New Spin on Storytelling and Brings the Novella Back

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ATLANTA, Aug. 26 // -- New Orleans native, Daphne Marie Doucette, will appear on Fox's television morning show, Good Day Atlanta, to announce her debut book release on the 4th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Doucette's novella, Dirty Butter, explodes onto the literary scene with the promise of becoming the talk of everyone's town. "Dirty Butter" is Doucette's chosen introduction into the literary world and the novella is just as hard-hitting as the title would have you believe.

The novella breathes life into Christina Lancaster, the dominating character, who is an extreme example of a woman who has gone adrift - misled by her memories, lost to her choices, and devoid of all hope. The story unfolds in a manner that takes hold of the reader and does not let go until the last page is turned. In fact, it is a story that begs to be seen on the silver screen. That is precisely why Doucette is in the preliminary stages of having her book transcribed into a screenplay, which can be done with relative ease since untraditional in its style, Dirty Butter reads much like a movie script. Doucette comments, "When I began Dirty Butter, I felt strongly that the style had to be pared down so the central message was truly central," smiling she continues. "There are worse things to be called than untraditional. I rather like being called untraditional because it's true."

Dirty Butter has already garnered the attention of several would-be leading ladies who at this early juncture shall remain unnamed. "This next phase of Dirty Butter is quite exciting to me. Finding the right actress to take on Christina's persona will be a very interesting undertaking, but I am so ready for it."

Following her television appearance on August 28, 2009, on Good Day Atlanta, Doucette will be having a book signing at Borders Books at Arbor Place Mall (6700 Douglas Blvd. Douglasville, Georgia 30135) on August 29, 2009, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. This is a momentous occasion for the New Orleanian who once believed that "Dirty Butter," along with other completed manuscripts, had been lost in Katrina's furor.

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