A Wish Come True: Tracy Ertl
Inspired by a blaze at a New England college in the late seventies, Jeanine Love Rooney’s debut novel, Red Mittens, is the story of Margo and Gina, two roommates whose spirits are bound to one another and to Earth, unable to ascend to the afterlife until they are able to move past the world and the people they were taken from too early.
Stranded in the Halfway Region, a purgatory between Heaven and Earth, Gina and Margo must come to terms with their earthly lives cut too short. Like all teenagers, they need to explore the different parts of their personalities and reconcile them to move on to their next stage.
The author captures the angst of the struggle of coming to terms with loyalty, identity, friendship, and redemption.
About TitleTown Publishing
In the early morning hours of December 13, 1977, ten young women perished when a fire raged through the the top floor of their residence hall - a girl’s dormitory at a college in Rhode Island. Two women were killed when they leapt 40 feet from their fourth floor room, where the blaze ignited. Eight others died trapped inside the building, or at the hospital. To this day, the cause of the fire remains a mystery.
The most common theory points to a hairdryer left plugged into a socket, which short-circuited inside the closet of Room 405. Officials speculated it was being repurposed to dry a pair of wet, red mittens. The ten women’s spirits are ever-present on campus ... or so many students have believed and documented over the years.
This story is dedicated to their memory.