Wilmington Writer Publishes First Novel

Kathryn Pincus’s first novel, “Long Hill Home,” is more than a legal thriller.

Wilmington’s Kathryn Pincus, a civil litigator-turned-author, recalls famous writer Scott Turow’s advice: Write what you’re familiar with. Pincus has done just that, setting her first novel in and around Rockford Park and Brandywine Creek. The longtime Wilmington resident for years has jogged along the creek and it was during those runs that she developed the plot for “Long Hill Home.” “I run through Breck’s Mill almost daily,” Pincus says. “I live in the Highlands. So I write in a manner that readers find convincing because I can feel it. I can see it. I can smell it. And I need them to feel that way, too.” “Long Hill Home” starts with a woman being attacked as she is about to start her ascent of a long hill to her home and loving family, Pincus says, “but it really is just a symbol for what the characters are going through in this book … that home is really a place of safety, of love, and it’s something we all aspire to, whether you’re rich or poor, wherever you live, young or old. So the three main characters, that’s really their struggle in this book.”

“Long Hill Home” could be described as a legal thriller, but Pincus says it is so much more. The book contains references to the Delaware Bar and legal process, but more importantly, Pincus says, “I think it is a platform to get people thinking about race, prejudice, the importance of judging people based on what they do and not what they look like or what they own.” Pincus has scheduled a signing at the Hockessin Book Shelf on April 11. “Long Hill Home” is available via Amazon, Barnes & Noble and can be found in select local bookstores. Pincus notes that 25 percent of her profits from book sales will be donated to Habitat for Humanity, New Castle County. (www.kathrynpincus.com)

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