Deep Fried and Pickled
The Rachael O'Brien Chronicles, book #1
Book one of The Rachael O'Brien Chronicles introduces Rachael O'Brien, whose plan to study Art History turns into a laugh-out-loud romp of misadventure. It's 1986, the era of pop rocks, Jelly shoes, and big hair rock bands when she enrolls in a southern college intending to earn a degree, party, and meet cute guys--hopefully acing the latter two. She has barely had time to acquaint herself to the dorm food before finding herself threatened by a jealous She-Devil, fending off the advances of a thirty-something redneck, and stumbling upon an art fraud scheme. To top things off, her parents go their separate ways: her mom to follow a psychic calling; her dad adrift in his midlife crisis.
Bad decision making, law-bending behavior, and surprise romances make freshman year memorable in DEEP FRIED AND PICKLED.