Virgin at the Speedway
Sunday, December 11, 2016
About Barbara O'Connor: Starting out in the investment field with a major financial services firm, and retiring as a vice president with decades of experience working with clients, Barbie O'Connor was part owner of a team that fielded cars in the 1995 and 1996 Indy 500 races. With Virgin at the Speedway, she has realized her dream of writing a novel, but this first novel will not be her last. A fan of all types of auto racing-IndyCar, F1, Nascar, endurance racing, drag racing, and karting-she is writing the Racing Resort Ranch series, which captures motor racing's excitement, romance, and energy. She is also the author of the nonfiction book MoneySmarts4U: The Basics, intended to help anyone learn the money management essentials necessary for success in their adult lives. Barbie O'Connor lives in Texas with her husband and two dogs.
About the book: Luz Maria Dane, investment adviser, finds herself in a new world-at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway-when her friends Clint and Michelle Amberson ask her to help them manage Amberson Racing from May 1 until the Indy 500. Jeff Harwood, a former Amberson employee who now has his own IndyCar team, shows Luz around and quickly gets her up to speed. But she still has questions: Who is embezzling funds from the team's coffers? Is someone trying to kill her? And can she escape their next attempt? Follow Luz around the speedway while she works to get the team to the finish line before it's too late!