A Lansing resident wrote "The Root Cellar," a novel of suspense about a woman who takes revenge.
C.A. Thomas wrote the 152-page paperback thriller, which was published by RoseDog Books in Pittsburgh.
"When Candace is brutally attacked by her employer’s son she finds that no one in the town will take any action towards bringing him to justice," according to a news release. "The reason being: he is white and rich; and she is not. Her family is also fearful and reluctant to help. So she vows to kill him and she hides out in the root cellar as she plots her revenge."
Thomas, a great-grandmother and veteran of the U.S. Air Force and the Illinois Army National Guard who's now retired, wrote her first book on two typewriters and an "out-of-date" word processor.
"The idea for 'The Root Cellar' came during one of many periods of extemporary daydreams," according to the news release. "The first chapter opened up like a giant movie screen and, in the spur of a moment, it became necessary to quickly find a pen and paper. The words were coming so fast in one afternoon, nearly all the main characters had presented themselves."
The novel is available for order on Amazon.