The Pittsburgh Post Gazette featured one of my clients, Heather Abraham, in a wonderful story in today's edition.
The story, written by PG reporter Virginia Kopas Joe, discusses my client's colorful childhood as the daughter of one of Jeannette's most famous bookies - "Big Al" Abraham. My client has captured those years in her cleverly-written book, "The Bookie's Daughter," which is available through SagisBooks. It encompasses the first 19 years of
her life, when she and her sister were forced to live a life of crime and excess – where gambling, police raids, trials, public scorn, IRA gun runners and midnight runs for illegal goods – were considered routine.
Jeannette, Pa., a small town once known for its glass industry and fine restaurants. Those familiar with the region will recognize many of the places mentioned in the book, some of which are still in existence today. The author also makes frequent “trips” to the neighboring town of Pittsburgh, Pa., where she and her father spent much of their time on merchandise runs for both his legal and illegal businesses.
“The Bookie’s Daughter” is a top-ranked seller in Amazon’s Biographies and Memoirs of Criminals section, peaking at number one in early December. The book
is available in both a soft-cover edition and a Kindle version. Artwork for the
book cover was designed by local Jeanette historian, John Howard.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
This is Ms. Abraham’s first published work. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and
a Master degree in Religious Studies, and is the founder and editor of the
eMagazine, Religion Nerd. She currently is working on her second novel. Originally from Jeannette, Pa., Ms. Abraham now resides in Atlanta with her husband, Teo, and their three beloved dogs.
Shari L. Berg is the owner/operator of The Write Reflection, and a writing professional for over 20 years.