Sere Prince Halverson lives in Northern California and worked as a freelance copywriter for twenty years while she wrote fiction. She and her husband have four grown-up children. She is a stepmum, and grew up with a stepmum.
`The writing in The Underside of Joy is as purely beautiful as
the story is emotionally complex. When Ella Beene is wrenched from
a state of unexamined happiness into confusion and grief, she finds
that her only hope of emerging whole is to face searing and
long-buried truths. Ella embarks on a difficult journey, both
morally and materially, one that requires her to risk losing
everything she most loves. I cheered (sometimes through tears) her
Marisa de los Santos
`Halverson's prose is graceful, beguiling and resonant with
emotion-and she poses some difficult questions regarding the nature
of family. A fabulous book club choice!'
Jennie Tuner-Collins, Joseph-Beth Booksellers