f I tell you right up front, right in the beginning that I lost him, it will be easier for you to bear. You will know it’s coming, and it will hurt. But you’ll be able to prepare.
And so begins a story of pain and promise, of heartache and healing, of life and death. A story of before and after, of new beginnings and never-endings. But most of all…a love story.
My 5 greats: family, books, the cold side of a pillow, peanut butter, and rain
I write in circles or in pieces. I write scenes and pieces and fit them altogether as I go. I am definitely a character-driven storyteller, and my characters definitely tell me where to go. I had a different idea for this story in the beginning and it just wasn’t resonating. I had to let go of my early ideas and let thestory unfold. I don’t know how else to describe it, but storytelling is like putting a puzzle together. Piece by agonizing piece.
I feel when I read your books I always come away thinking differently about something. Is there an author whose books make you feel like you are better for reading them?
The truth is, I think this element is missing in almost all contemporary romance novels. We don’t write enough about uplifting things. I love romance, but many writers and readers confuse romance with sex, and although I love a good sex scene, that isn’t enough for me. A story can’t rest on sex scenes. For me, romance is about so much more and writing a good story is about so much more.
I couldn’t agree more.
I loved the movie Somewhere in Time. It’s an oldy but a goody. I also Love TheNotebook (shut up! I do!) and I loved The Bridges of Madison County. And I REALLY loved The Last of the Mohicans. OMG. That movie. I am just a sucker for romance.
Yes ma’am. I grew up in Levan, where The Law of Moses was set. The water tower is just like I described it to be.