Joule Dalton, a successful interior designer with a prestigious architectural firm, lived her life choreographed by her loved ones until a tragedy forces her to learn her own steps. Allen Brooks has endured his own share of manipulations and all his hard work and sacrifice has left him with nothing. He wears his troubles like the too large overcoat he picked up at a mission while living on the streets. This coat brings them together in an unexpected way. Joule takes the misfortunate Allen into her home in hopes of turning his life around. She gives him a place to live, a job, even introduces him to her wealthy friends. What she does not give him is her trust. This he must earn. The two combine their dreams and create a wonderful relationship. Then Allen gets a call that will challenge his sense of responsibility. He makes a choice, one that Joule cannot begrudge. Allen struggles with his decision while Joule goes back to her old life until they both realize what they really want.
“The Kitchen Dance” is a slice of fiction with a serving of mystery, a side order of suspense, a dash of crime and an extra helping of romance for dessert.
How did you decide to create a trailer and what was your experience?
I watched many other book trailers to get an idea of what I wanted and I used my experience with iMovie to create it. I have sent the link to all my Facebook friends but, as of yet, only a few have actually watched it. I just keep plugging it in about once a month to see if I get any new visitors.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I was inspired to write “The Kitchen Dance” after I had this strange dream where an emaciated, homeless man came to my door wearing a tan trench coat. When I saw the trench coat, I recognized the coat and I was overwhelmed with emotion as if someone I loved, but never expected to see again, had returned. When I awoke, I just knew there was story there somewhere. The novel is a bit different from the actual dream, but I maintained that same sense of connection with the coat.
My home and my art studio in Ruston, Louisiana overlook a pond.
I drawn to live by the water, perhaps because my home as a child overlooked a pond, and my bedroom window of my second home as a teenager through my college years overlooked the neighbor’s lake, and we had a four-acre pond on our property. I live in an ideal writer’s/artist retreat and my creativity flourishes here.
It is hard to put into few words how I became who I am today, except that my experience as an artist, photographer, and actress have been essential in shaping my characters and the stories they have to tell.