When I’m at a book-signing event, another question I’m asked is what my book(s) is about. I always ask: “Do you like happy endings?”
The reason I do this is all my books, so far, always have a positive message or happy ending. What surprises me is that some people don’t like this. I’ve been told several things but the remark I hear the most is: “That’s not real life.” And this is what I counter with: Real life can be tough enough at times so why not let yourself get lost in a book that takes you away to another place where you can just get away from everyday life?
My novels aren’t all roses. There are all kinds of life issues that are dealt with: illnesses, loss of loved ones, parent abandonment, alcoholism, heartbreak, and much more. But I hope that I’m able to show how my characters, mostly women, overcome these obstacles in positive ways.
In my new series that will debut this fall, I’ll be tackling something a bit different: ocean conservation. As you know, I’m a beach girl. As a matter of fact, I’m actually sitting on the pier at the beach as I’m writing this post. I can’t wait to share a story that revolves around ways to save our oceans while giving you a bit of romance plus the setting is my hometown of Charleston, SC.
So real life has its ups and downs but so do my novels. But I like to put a happy spin on them so you feel good once you finish one. I hope that they make you smile.
PS – Time for another giveaway winner: Hilda Slusser! You just won a “Florida Keys Novels” tote bag. I will be emailing you shortly.
Today’s giveaway is a signed copy of “Back to the Keys” (US residents only). Good Luck!
Happy Books = Happy People!