Romance, intricately woven into the tale, helps drive the reader onward. This read is more fully enjoyed and understood by readers having experienced or anticipated living in rural America. Told in a series of vignettes, IRS Agent, Sara Hunter experiences bartering 1980’s style, an unexpected romance, and awareness that life is not glaring as shown in IRS rules and regulations.
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How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
My deepest purpose is to take readers back to their roots. Therefore, the stories must be savvy enough to capture today’s readers, yet realistic enough to bring forth their own memories – causing them to do more than enjoy a story, but connect with the characters in such a manner they are taken back in time to the deeper, richer parts of their being.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
When you have been touched in such a manner that you just KNOW the underlying messages that your story will tell… stay true to that calling. No other product will be as good as the one it is your divine place to write.
Don Wooldridge was raised in Davenport, Iowa. He lived along the Mississippi River Valley for over 30 years. It was his rural exposure that gave Don the chance to know the small river community residents, and subsequently share the faith that their small town values and lifestyle will be everlasting. Don has spent over three decades in technical training, classroom instruction, and the creation of interactive learning systems. Don’s career includes various degrees and travel throughout the U.S., Canada, and Western Europe. Today Don’s writing encompasses those life-long memories and values as he helps readers make a new beginning – from some other beginning’s end.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
When the story “came” to me, I knew I had to listen to the calling. It is taking three books to fulfill the mission. Bartering has always been an “issue” -particularly in rural cultures. As I see the exchange process coming to the forefront once again, I want to remind readers of the cultural aspect and its bearing on communities.