Okay, I will admit to being nervous! My first post on the Inspy blog. One thing I will say is that I am passionate about Inspy romance. Extremely passionate. So I thought I’d share a little about what led me on this amazing journey of writing.
One of my favorite parts of writing is creating strong heroines that come to life on the page. I’ve been inspired by many heroines in books I’ve read. Feisty Scarlett O’Hara. Sleuths Nancy Drew and Trixie Belden. (Showing my age here!) Nurse Cherry Ames. Special Agent, Donna Parker. This was my childhood. Burying myself into books with these gals and their adventures.
Does anyone remember Rosamund DuJardin and the Pam and Penny series? (I still have my copy of Double Feature from all those years ago!)
These fictional gals instilled the love of strong heroines in me. Heroines that are smart, savvy, cute and always into some sort of trouble. Sound familiar? Sound like a heroine you’ve read recently? I hope so. As much as we hate to give our heroines trouble, they have to have conflict–all kinds of it–so we can root for them.
So, Nancy and Trixie were sleuths, solving mysteries. The very first book I ever wrote, (in the 5th grade) was called The Anchor Mystery. Definitely inspired by those gals. That was the one and only mystery I’ve ever written.
Now it’s confession time.
My favorite day of school?
The day the books came in from the book orders. Back in the day, we would order books periodically. Once a month maybe? I spent hours trying to decide what books to order. I still remember the excitement the whole process gave me. Looking back now, I’m so thankful that I was able to buy books. We really didn’t have money. Of course as a kid I didn’t grasp the scope of that, but now that I’m an adult and have raised my own family, I see how blessed I am. Our finances back then didn’t allow for books, but my parents figured it out, somehow.
Now I can buy my own books. I’m still drawn to books with strong heroines. Romance is my favorite genre.
When Jesus captured my heart I learned what love really was. Where it came from. Who it came from. I love reading and writing about guys who love Jesus. I’m fortunate to have strong men of God in my life today.
So, this is a little about me and my history of reading and writing. I’m thrilled to be a part of Inspy Romance.
When did your love of reading hit and who are some of your favorite characters?
Here is the cover of my current release, Rich in Hope.
One scarred model.
One grounded photographer.
One Christmas that will change their lives forever.
I’m giving away 2 print copies today. (E copy if you live outside of the US) Just answer the question above in the comment section.
Thanks for having me here at Inspy Romance.