Hidden Talents Author:Erica James Dulci Ballantyne knows that creative writer's groups attract an unlikely bunch of people, so when she starts up Hidden Talents, she is well prepared for the assortment of personalities she is bringing together. — Beth King is facing empty nest syndrom as her only son, Nathan is looking forward to leaving home for university. Jack Solomon, a loca... more »l estate agent is having trouble coming to terms with the shock of his wife leaving him for his best friend. Jaz Rafferty is an intensely private seventeen year old girl, who writes to escape her large, coisterous family. Victor Blackmore is an opinionated know-it-all who claims to writing the blockbuster novel every publisher wants.
What they all have in common is a need to escape, as well as a desire to keep their lives as private as possible--even Dulcie, who at the age of 63 has been having an affair with a married man for the last 3 years. As they grow more confident in their writing skills, friendships develop and gradually they come to realize that a little openness isn't a bad thing.« less