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        Well, I've been trying for years to find a way to effectively market Within These Walls, even to the niche audience who might appreciate it.  Other sites on-line will have the generic description of the plot or reviews of this novel, so I'll not try to oversell it that way.

        Within These Walls is the debut novel of W.L. Swarts and it tells the story of the Donnovan family, a close, typical family comprised of a world-famous novelist, a supermodel, and a cable aerobics instructor living in the backwoods of New York State raising a son, Michael.  Beginning with Sam Donnovan, novelist, living in the basement of his ex-wife's house after she comes out of the closet, Within These Walls tells the family history of the Donnovan family from four perspectives.

        Sam Donnovan tells the story of his loss and love for Valerie Hutchinson (Donnovan) while he lives in the basement of the house they once shared and he witnessed Valerie falling in love with Jennifer Patterson over several years.  He recalls the years he and Valerie had together while watching her move on with her life,

        Jennifer Patterson tells the story of coming of age in the backwoods of New York, being raised by lesbian parents and discovering her own sexuality.  She endures the usual struggles of growth, love, and acceptance while rising from obscurity into a career as a cable aerobics instructor and an actress.  She finds her greatest purpose when she falls in love with Valerie Donnovan and is brought into her home and adopts Michael as her son,

        Michael Donnovan.  We can't save them all.

        If you're looking for a novel that is heartwarming, smartly written (for the most part) and dramatic in the best sense of the word, Within These Walls will satisfy!
Ordering Within These Walls is relatively simple!

Available through this website, the last few first printing copies of Within These Walls are available for $25.00, including shipping to addresses in the United States!  And unlike other sites that charge the ridiculous price of $24.95 + shipping, here it's $25.00 including shipping and signed and personalized by the author!  Beat that deal with a stick!  You can't.

To order Within These Walls, simply e-mail W.L. Swarts by clicking HERE!

        When e-mailing to place an order, please:
        1. Put "Within These Walls" in the subject line,
        2. Delete "Not Spam" from the e-mail address,
        3. Indicate how many copies of the novel you would like and how                 you intend to pay.  We accept check, money order or PayPal                 payment.
        4. Wait patiently for a response (you ought to have one within 24                 hours!).

Within These Walls is 450 pages, available in trade paperback only, and is copyright 1997, 1999, and 2001.