Sarah Whelan “The Struggle Within” Book Launch and Signing in June

Author Sarah Whelan will read from and sign her new novel, “The Struggle Within” in CT this month.


SATURDAY, JUNE 9, 2018, 12 – 2PM
BOOK CLUB Bookstore & More
869 Sullivan Ave. Suite 6
South Windsor, Connecticut 06074

About the Author:

Sarah Whelan has a master’s degree in criminal justice and twenty years of experience in the field. She has written hundreds of winning grant proposals and published more than a dozen articles, which have appeared in such magazines as Bay State Parent, New Jersey Family, Write Angles Journal, Connecticut Police Chiefs Association Hotline, International Association of Chiefs of Police Net Alert, New Jersey Police Chief Magazine, and Police and Security News. She is also a paid public speaker who presents at law enforcement conferences across the country.

The Struggle Within is Sarah’s debut novel. If you’re looking for her, she will be either sitting (or standing) at her computer in her Ellington, Connecticut home; exercising at the YMCA; or doing her favorite thing in the world–spending time with her family.

About the Book:

As a counselor at the maximum-security Arnone State Correctional Institution, Beth Sharpe sees potential in intelligent prisoners like José Ayala. She teaches them about historical figures who confronted their oppressors, and she encourages them to overcome obstacles-both those of their own making and those imposed on them by society. When their only chance for redemption is taken away, José and other prisoners follow Beth’s advice and take a stand against the injustice. But a deadly prison riot is not what she had in mind. Indiscretions become public, and mistakes have dire consequences. Beth is determined to end the violence, and she is willing to risk her own life to save others. Can she stop the carnage and help the prisoners achieve justice another way? Can she balance her conflicting loyalties and find a peaceful resolution to the riot? The Struggle Within is a novel with diverse characters, page-turning action, and ethical ambiguities that will leave your book club talking for hours.

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