HER ONE TRUE SOLDIER
by Linore Rose Burkard
Published by Lilliput Press
ABOUT THE BOOK
Is pop-singer Christine Hartman's fairy-tale success story about to end? When a man in camo literally falls across her path while she's on a routine walk on her private, posted retreat property, she knows danger is afoot. Yet she has no idea of what's coming, or why her life might depend on what she knows. Readers will find page-turning suspense, mystery and romance in this novelette that ends on Ms. Burkard's famously upbeat notes.
Readers, buy your copy of Her One True Soldier today!
AND NOW A WORD FROM OUR FEATURE AUTHOR
Authors are (Imperfect) Mommies, Too!
Last spring, I was working on a book called Ship of Dreams.
My daughter called me from her High School one day.
"Mom, I missed the bus. Could you pick me up?"
"But could you wait a few minutes, like, say, twenty to thirty minutes, and then get me?"
I hung up with the happy reassurance that I had more time to go on writing the scene from my novel that was actually rather thrilling. It was a pivotal scene in the book. WELL...
About an hour later the phone rang.
"BETH! Oh my gosh! I'm sorry! I'm on my way!"
And thus goes the life of a writer. If she had wanted me to get her immediately I could have done that, no problemo.
But to let me get back into a pivotal scene of my current work-in-progress? Um. Problem.
A writer has to be LIVING the scene if she or he wants it to be believable. For me, I have to be living it in order to write it.
Once I had her in the car on the way home, my daughter looked at me with a miffed expression. "So, what happened?"
"Bethany," I explained patiently, "You have to understand. I was on the Titanic with more than 1,000 passengers who were going down!"
She looked at me for a moment, thinking, and slowly smiled. A little. "Okay, mom. I get it."
Thank goodness for understanding family.
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Thank you, Linore, for sharing with us today.
Reader Question: Could you remember to pick someone up from school while the Titanic is sinking? What has been your most memorable (or regrettable) "oops" regarding a family member or a friend?
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