newslocal writer releases first fiction

Local writer releases her first fiction


staunton2editsJoin Bookworks in Staunton to celebrate the release of the first e-book of author Bailey Vincent, The Details of How We Lived, on Saturday, Sept. 13, 1 – 3 p.m.

“I like to call the book ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ for grown-ups … but really, it is a fictional romance about life, love and loss,” Vincent said.

The title comes from a Hemingway quote (used in the book), and the story is told from the point of view of Brent –  a protagonist built for football and heavy lifting, but secretly a poetry fanatic.

“He barely talks in his day-to-day life, but his internal narrative (that of the book) is oh-so-very verbose,” Vincent said. “It’s about futures that are cut short too soon, and other futures that are stuck in the aimless circle of 20-to-30-somethings in America today … student loans and selfish aimlessness for the unforeseeable future, a counter-culture who can afford to not really know what they want to do with their life, and embark on various quarter-life crises.”

About the Author:  While journalism has been a source of income since college days, Bailey has secretly completed novels off to the side for years. In this 1st work of fiction to be released, she adds equivalent truth from her own life as a chronic patient, as well as drawing upon her varied background as journalist, teacher, mother and founder of




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