I must confess that I’m a sucker for a good love story, and I credit my wife for my penchant for writing romantic stories. When I first met Marsha, I fell for her head-over-heels. I was incomplete at the time and didn’t know it. Afterward I felt whole, and that is the subject I like to explore in my stories—people who are incomplete finding fulfillment and wholeness in one another.
Sometimes I wonder if it might be more “manly” to write a page-turning spy thriller or a heart-stopping war saga. But when I sit down to write, love stories are what naturally come out, thanks to Marsha.
She is my biggest supporter and my toughest critic! Especially regarding my female characters’ thoughts, feelings, and actions. Sometimes Marsha laughs at my efforts, and sometimes she just rolls her eyes, but I trust her judgment implicitly and would not dare commit anything to final form without her approval. So far I have been unable to slip anything by her—I know because I keep trying. She picks me up when I get discouraged, and she keeps me grounded when I get carried away. Both of my novels are dedicated to her, as will be my third one (entitled Following Rain) when it comes out in 2015.
We’ve been married for forty years, and Marsha was then and still remains my inspiration. Thanks for the journey to date, love.