by M. J. Rose
May 1, 2003
Available in: Trade Size (reprint)
In a New York courtroom, a woman stands accused of a controversial crime. Genny Haviland, is said to have drugged and suffocated legendary painter George Gabriel.
Genny contends she was only easing her old lover to a painless death, allowing him to escape the awful illness that was slowly eroding his sanity and self. But is that the whole truth?
Peopled with complex and fascinating characters, and capturing the essence of two different and decadent decades, Flesh Tones by M.J. Rose, is ultimately about a love so strong it crosses over to obsession.
M.J. Rose grew up in New York City mostly in the labyrinthine galleries of the Metropolitan Museum, the dark tunnels and lush gardens of Central Park and reading her mother’s favorite books before she was allowed. She believes mystery and magic are all around us but we are too often too busy to notice... Books that exaggerate mystery and magic draw attention to it and remind us to look for it and revel in it.
She lives in Connecticut with Doug Scofield, a composer, and their very spoiled dog, Winka.
In 1998, her first novel Lip Service was the first eBook and the first self-published novel chosen by the LiteraryGuild/Doubleday Book Club as well as the first eBook to go on to be published by a mainstream New York publishing house.
Rose has been profiled in Time magazine, Forbes, The New York Times, Business 2.0, Working Woman, Newsweek, and New York Magazine.
She has appeared on The Today Show, Fox News, The Jim Lehrer NewsHour, and features on her have appeared in dozens of magazines and newspapers in the U.S. and abroad, including USAToday, Stern, L’Official, Poets and Writers, and Publishers Weekly.
Rose graduated from Syracuse University and spent the ’80s in advertising. She was the Creative Director of Rosenfeld Sirowitz and Lawson and she has a commercial in the Museum of Modern Art in NYC.