When his little sister Abby announces her wedding date and asks Nick to serve as best man, he figures he’ll do her the favor. He can handle spending a few hours paired up with a woman, it’s no big deal. Until he realizes that this particular woman is the one girl who painfully walked out of his life, but remains a close part of his family. To make his life even more complicated, she is returning to their hometown…permanently after fourteen years of distance. Haunted by all the memories of their complicated history, and one scintillating afternoon, Nick is now coming face to face with the one woman he thought he had successfully left in the past. He has no intention of letting her back into his world. Unfortunately, he can’t avoid what his heart still wants.
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My writing generally starts with a random story idea which evolves in tandem with the characters. I like to create the story and the characters simultaneously, allowing both to guide the flow of the book. Generally I find that I favor my character development over story progression, as the characters personalities tend to influence the changes I make to the story.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Don’t let yourself get overwhelmed. Self-publishing can sometimes seem more complicated than it is, but there is plenty of support out there for independent authors. Also, always make time everyday to write, even if it’s only for a few minutes. Practice makes perfect.
I live in Northeast Pennsylvania in the same small community where I grew up. I have a crazy, chaotic family made up of three children, my husband of nineteen years and our pet dog Charlie. I have an old timey extended family of thousands of relatives and they all live in the same ten mile radius! Besides my family, I love reading, writing, and a great cup of coffee.
The main character Nick Lowery was my inspiration. He was one of the minor characters from my first story His Second Chance. I knew how I perceived Nick and so my story sort of evolved around his personality.