Day: April 24, 2014


My husband does not identify as a writer. He is an engineer, through and through. Despite that fact, that man has strung together some of the most beautiful words I’ve ever read. For example, this acrostic poem has hung on my bedroom wall for over 10 years. He didn’t even know what acrostic was when he wrote it. I love that man…


Every day I wake up from sleep and think of how blessed that I truly am. Laying there awake watching you sleep so peacefully fills me with a profound sense of happiness and love.

The love that we share is so powerful and intense that you can almost see the energy between us. Waves of electricity crackle with emotion and love.

Each passing day melts into weeks… and as months become years we will be together. Always there for each other, loving and supporting each other until death do us part.

Remember when we first met… the chance encounter that seemed to be destiny. The hours spent on the telephone exploring and connecting. We both knew right away that we were placed on this earth for each other.

Never in my wildest dreams would I have hoped to be as happy as I have become in your presence. The gift of love that you have given me has been by far the most incredible thing that I have ever received.

In the past we have been put through trials and many difficult times. Even during the very beginning of our time together we had obstacles to overcome. We have prevailed over them all… and we will continue to do so.

This has been the best time of my life. I owe it all to you my love. I am very much looking forward to sharing many more birthdays and anniversaries with you. They will only get better.

You are now twenty-nine years old and you have seen and experienced more already in your life than most dream about. You have grown into a beautiful woman filled with love and happiness. Everyone around you is fortunate to be part of your life. We are all blessed. You and I will be together for all of eternity.

Get to Know Adam … Tomorrow

I hope you will come back tomorrow for a visit! I am excited to release my first ever character interview. Adam, the first character introduced in my first novel, will be featured. This is something that I’ve never done before. This side project is all about allowing you, the reader, to more deeply explore the back stories of the book’s characters. This does not further the plot of my book. It simply gives you an insight into what makes Adam tick. Here is the premise: Adam is sitting down with a fictitious writer, completely unrelated to me or my book. In this scenario, the writer is doing research on ex-convicts for his book. Throughout other interviews that this writer has conducted, Adam’s name has come up a number of times. Knowing that Adam has quite a rich history, and meets the prerequisite as a former felon, this writer has reached out to Adam and asked if he will share some of his stories. It takes place before the events in my book, but after Adam first met Talia.

There are a few reasons that I have decided to do this:
1. I did extensive character development on every single character in my book, the major and the minor ones. We’re talking all of the people in their lives (most of whom will never be mentioned), pets, beliefs/superstitions, accents, education, salary, living space, transportation, hobbies, addictions, astrology, health history, personal possessions, and even passwords. Most of that will never even make it into the book, especially for minor or supporting characters.
2. It is a fun alternative to simply posting book passages. I really enjoyed being creative in this format.
3. It buys me time to write more book. Seriously folks, I need to get cracking. I don’t want to run out of material to share here before I finish the project. My blog addiction is distracting from the real work!

If you have not already read the opening to my book and would like to before tomorrow, click here to visit The First 1100 Words. It’s been pretty well received so far. Please feel free to add your CONSTRUCTIVE feedback, positive or negative. Until tomorrow readers…