The Peculiar Plight of Milicent Wryght


Milicent Wryght marries the man of her dreams, but in short order, her uptown Manhattan life sours as she becomes jealous of herhubby’s hobby of training and caring for homing pigeons—and his apparent affection for them. Enraged by what she perceives as his neglect, a scorned Milicent, in a foolishly reckless act of revenge, simultaneously loses her husband and her good life. In an odd twist of Karmic events, she is propelled into a very different life and a most peculiar plight in the Big Apple.

Joanne de Simoneis an author, dramatist, and film historian. Two of her seven plays, The Suicide Angel,and Earthmen,are currently in film pre-production, and several one-acts have been produced in NYC theatre festivals. Joanne’s, Judy’s Dead,took first prize in the Writer’s Digest 79thAnnual Stage Play Competition. Ms. de Simone’s full-length play, Olivia’s Roses, debuted at NYC’s Thespis Theater Festival in September 2015. Her film review column appeared in the Fire Island News from 1998-2003 and returned for the 2015 season. Joanne’s work has been published in various magazines, publications, and film journals. She has written a children’s book, The Metro Cats: Life in the Core of the Big Apple,and a young adult book, The Peculiar Plight of Milicent Wryght, both urban tales set in Manhattan. Joanne is a member of the Dramatists Guild, the English Speaking Union, the Shakespeare Guild, the Episcopal Actors Guild, the Drama League, is a board member of the Veronica Moscoso Foundation, and serves as a judge for the Hudson River Classics Showcase Theater Playwriting Contest. Visit Joanne’s website at: 



Publisher: Castle Garden Publications, an imprint of Gazebo Gardens Publishing, LLC


Hardback:     978-1-938281-67-9      $23.95

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E-book:          978-1-938281-69-3        $3.99

Pages:             40  

Illustrations:   3

Trim:               8.5 x 8.5 inches

Audience:      Ages 14 and up

Genre:      Young Adult Fiction, Fantasy,     


BISAC:      YAF019020  and  YAF048000

LCNN:               2015941217

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