MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Megan Brown is hoping a novel she wrote for fun in college will help her support her family financially.
Brown's daughter was born with a birth defect and died when she was three days old in April 2007. Brown found the grief too much to deal with when she returned to work as a nurse at City Hospital five weeks later.
So she took a leave of absence and rediscovered the novel she wrote in 1999 while attending Shepherd College in Shepherdstown.
Brown, 27, of Martinsburg, put the finishing touches on the story and released the book through PublishAmerica just before Christmas.
"Finding My Way" is about a young girl who becomes pregnant and has to decide whether her boyfriend, who is not very supportive, fits into the picture, Brown said.