Six short stories explore how love can heal, can hurt, can calm and comfort, or can twirl you around and set you dancing.
If you’ve ever longed for romance, walked away from a troubled relationship, struggled with a parent or child, or laughed about a date gone wrong, you’ll identify with these stories.
Targeted Age Group:: 27+
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
Each story was inspired individually, by something I observed, or a situation a friend was in. The stories were written over many years … together I think they make a strong statement about the power of love.
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
You might find my characters familiar, because I have drawn from real life people to create characters for these stories. You might recognize your mother or father, your child or boyfriend. You might even recognize yourself. Each character is a mix of real-life people and carefully created people. So they're a mix, just like we real live humans are.
Miserable first dates are not the exclusive province of the young. My worst first date took place when I was well into competent, confident middle age. And it took place in the most beautiful, romantic city in America: San Francisco.
The chemistry had sizzled between Tony and me from our first meeting. He was vice president of development for a college a few miles south of San Francisco. He'd hired me on contract to design and implement a marketing program highlighting the school's new building projects.
With a trim, medium build, black hair, snapping brown eyes and easy smile, Tony looked more like a TV star than an academic officer. He clearly knew what kind of promotion and media coverage the college needed and I knew how to write copy that would draw reporters to campus.
We were an excellent team . . . and our mutual attraction added a flirty, fun element to our work. However, we kept things strictly professional. We were, after all, mature adults, both in our 40s. We had enough brains to avoid the embarrassing pitfalls of the young and impetuous. But as soon as my contract ended, Tony called and asked me to dinner
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