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Author and Technical Writer
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Our fourth feature to promote businesses of DEC
members is about Charlotte Hebert, a former technical
Charlotte Hebert is a self-employed writer of
literary fiction. She has just published her first novel on the web, a
print-on-demand book through Lulu. Charlotte is marketing the book mainly
through the web and local media outlets. Stories about her and her work have
appeared on the front page of the Northboro/Westboro Record, the Community
Advocate, and in the Boston Globe West Weekly section.
A description of the novel is as follows:
Lynn, in a blink-of-the-eye
event, loses the person dearest in the world to her—her husband. This
tragedy starts Lynn out on both a spiritual search, in which she delves
into meditation and Eastern religion, and a path of self-destruction.
Things start to go better for Lynn, however, when, as a way of looking
outside of herself, she volunteers at a suicide-prevention hotline and
begins to develop a relationship with a caller… Or do they?
Numbering Stars is an elegiac
love story, an exploration of life and meaning, and a suspenseful read
rolled into one. It is ultimately about a woman who is struggling with faith
under the onus of loss—who keeps trying and failing and trying again.
Charlotte's short fiction has
been published in numerous literary journals including Sun Dog: The
Southeast Review and The Widener Review.
Numbering Stars was a
finalist in both The Hemingway First Novel Contest and The Thomas Wolfe
Fiction Prize. Charlotte has studied with the late Andre Dubus, as well as
with the novelist Mameve Medwed, and the Senior Fiction Editor at The
Atlantic Monthly, C. Michael Curtis.
While at Digital, Charlotte
was a software technical writer for seven years, mainly in Marlboro, MA.
During that time, she was a member of the PROSE Notesfile and posted some
work through that, and reviewed others' work. She believes it was a great
For a free preview of
Numbering Stars, or to order the book, please visit
Charlotte would also be
pleased to receive any feedback you have on her work. Please email her at
Members in Print page for
links to Charlotte's publications.