Do you see writing as a ?
Definitely! I've always juggled writing and days jobs, so in essence, I have two careers. While it would be nice to devote all my attention to writing, I don't know if that will ever happen. But I am positive I'll always be a writer.
Do you hear from readers much? What kinds of things do they say?
As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up?
Write. I know, short answer. But there's not much more I can add. Writing has always been with me.
Can you give us some details about your latest release?
I would love to! Thanks for asking.
Dana Wright, a widow with three small children, will do anything to protect them and to safeguard her secrets. Of all the folks in town, Ben would be the person most devastated by what she's trying to hide. Unfortunately, he's also the one determined to make her reveal what she knows.
I love this story! And I wanted so much for the hero and heroine to get together because... Let me show you. (FYI, Dana and Ben are matron of honor and groomsman at their friends' wedding. They've just been talking out in the garden of the reception hall.)
Before he could get to his feet, she left, running away like that princess in the fairytale his niece asked him to read to her over and over again.
No, not a princess. The one who took off without her glass slipper—Cinderella.
Dana was no Cinderella. She hadn't left a shoe behind. Hadn't even dropped a button from that pink dress as something for him to remember her by. As if he could ever forget her.
She'd been the heroine of a story he'd once created long ago, a story he'd had to write in his head because he hadn't yet known how to spell all the words.
How did it go? Like in his niece's storybook...
Once upon a time, that was it.
Once upon a time, in the Land of Enchantment—otherwise known as the state of New Mexico—Benjamin Franklin Sawyer had high hopes and a huge crush on the girl who sat one desk over from him in their classroom every day.
No other girl in town, Ben felt sure, could beat Dana Smith, and most likely no other woman in the world could compare to her, either. In any case, without a doubt, she was the cutest of all his female friends in their kindergarten classroom.
Unfortunately, when the teacher moved his best friend, Paul Wright, to the desk on the other side of Dana's, Ben saw his hopes dashed.
The crush, however, continued. For a good long while.
As for Benjamin Franklin Sawyer's hopes...
Well, not every story had a happy ending.