I write about myself and life experience because many times I will take real life and use that to develop a character, or a situation for my stories. I feel it’s important to ground people with relatable moments despite the ridiculous situations my characters might find themselves in.
Not to give anything away, but I will just offer this little tidbit… When I was nineteen I was a cappuccino mascot for a local coffee house. Every morning my boyfriend (at the time) would pass me on his way to school but didn’t know that it was me dancing around on the corner. If you haven’t read Asking for a Friend yet, then you will have to pick it up to understand the reference.
This novella isn’t traditional in the sense of starting where the couple meets and falls in love. They’ve already been together, and were friends before lovers. Relationships are messy, and I wanted to showcase some issues that may come up when there are issues with communication between a couple. Jade and Robert have quite the hilarious journey ahead. I wanted characters that were real, flawed to navigate some unorthodox situations. I tossed in a cute dog to make this your perfect afternoon read. Enjoy!
My whole life I’ve tried to play things safe, but I’m learning that life means taking risks.
I’ve always liked this quote by Abe Lincoln, but it never really registered until recently.
‘In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.’
By the look of that obstacle course, I’m off to a good start, so wish me luck.
I have a feeling I’m going to need it.”