Hello, Inspy Romance Readers. Let me introduce myself. I’m Debra Lynn Collins, and I’m one of the new kids on the block. As for myself, I use the word ‘kid’ very loosely.
I have a question for all of you, is there something you’ve always dreamed of doing?
Everybody has dreams. Rather they’re big or small ALL of our dreams are an important part of our lives.
I’m here to tell you, Dreams Really Do Come True, and I’m going to share one of my dreams with you.
Ever since I was old enough to read I have always loved reading romances. There’s just something about those Heart-Pounding, Pulse-Racing, Makes You Weak In The Knees, Happily-Ever-After, Once In A Lifetime, Love Stories. Those type of stories that makes your heart swoon. All of you know what I’m talking about :)
Going back many, many years ago, at the ripe old age of thirteen, I remember watching a sappy romance movie on TV with my sister. It was such a great movie, the kind where you’re laughing one minute and crying the next. It was wonderful all the way up until the end. Then to my horror, it had a terrible ending, the hero died.
I was heartbroken.
I was so upset about the ending that I decided to take matters into my own hands. I locked myself in my bedroom, and re-wrote the entire movie.
Yes, I said re-wrote. Same characters. Same plot. Same everything. With one exception, the ending…that was all mine!
That is where my love of writing began. I couldn’t get enough. I started out re-writing movies I’d watched, until one day I wrote an entire story that was all my own. From that day on, when other children were outside playing and having a good time, I was locked away in my room filling pages and pages of stories.
Then somewhere around the age of 20, I began dreaming of one day becoming a published author. Mind you, it was only a dream. I never thought that somewhere way into the future at the age of 50+, that dream would become a reality. But, in August 2014, it did.
And now, I am living my dream and loving every single minute of it!
If I can leave you with just one though, it would be… You are never to old to CHASE YOUR DREAMS!
I want to share with you a little bit about my newest release, Camellia’s Smile. It’s part of the American State Flower series. My state is Alabama.
When Camellia Stewart’s grandfather has a heart attack, she returns to Midvale, Alabama to help her grandparents on their farm until her grandfather is back on his feet. The morning after her return, she confronts Brody Tarvin, her grandparents’ new neighbor, with a shotgun.
Even though the neighbor’s granddaughter threatened to shoot him, Brody can’t stop thinking about her. After hearing about her grandfather’s heart attack, he decides to lend Camellia a hand on her grandparents’ farm. He finds himself falling for the woman with the beautiful smile until he discovers she has a boyfriend back home in Birmingham. Can Brody win her heart and convince her to stay in Midvale, or will she go back to the big city and leave him behind?
I opened my post with one question: Is there something you’ve always dreamed of doing?
Are you living your dream? Or are you still only dreaming?
Comment before Saturday April 9 for a chance to win an e-book copy of Camellia’s Smile.