Just because I love to read but don’t have the time for all the books I’ve my eye on. I made a promise to myself to read at least two books a week. Anyone else?
My grandmother was a kind and gentle person who only spoke when she had something important to say. Although she didn’t carry on lengthy conversations, her words were full of wisdom. As a young girl, I remember walking in the woods with her after arguing with my younger brother. She stopped along the path, bent down and looked me in the eyes, “You know – What we say really matters. It shows what we care about.”
Now many years later, I think about her message every time I sit beside a reader.
If what we say shows what we care about, then our conversations with readers are priceless. When sitting beside a reader, I want readers to talk about what they are reading and about the process of reading. I want to know what is working for them, what they are thinking about and what plans they have as readers.
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Genre: Irish Romance/Contemporary Romantic Suspense
Why I Wrote the Book:
My Irish roots go deep. My daddy’s mother was an Irish Callahan from County Clark. Then there’s my maternal grandmother who was also of Irish descent.
I made my first trip to Ireland in the 90s. As I drove through the lush, green countryside and poked about in pubs and music shops, I saw joy sparkling in the eyes of the people I met. Everyone I encountered felt like family.
I also experienced a deep sense of how much the Troubles of Northern Ireland dramatically affect Irish lives.
On another trip, I visited an Irish girl’s boarding school and had one of those writer moments where a character sprang fully formed into my head, commanding me to tell her story. That was Annie Foster, the heroine of CLAIMING ANNIE’S HEART.
Annie Foster remains in Ireland after boarding school…
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