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About the author:
I live on a boat in a marina with my wife. We enjoy the ambience, friendliness, and leisurely lifestyle living afloat. It gives me time to thoroughly contemplate my stories and work out the plot details and emotions of my characters.
I write with the intention of always having my characters react to situations in a realistic manner. Many of my stories have a basis in a real-life event, even if they are fictionalized. I want my readers to identify with my characters motivations even if they would never find themselves in a similar situation.
My characters almost always find themselves in a strange situation not of their making. They usually have to work through a new experience or dilemma they had never faced previously. I like to show that they learn and grow from the experience and that they become better from having gone through it.
What inspired you to write your book?
A few years ago I attended a Halloween Party similar to the one described in the story. A new couple, who hadn't attended any parties previously, came over that night. They had a similar experience to the one in the story and a similar reaction to the experience.
Here is a short sample from the book:
“What are you and Rod doing for Halloween?” Lynn inquired.
“We don't have anything planned,” she answered.
“We're having a party.”
“You have a party every weekend,” Patty retorted.
“Yes, we do, and I invite you every week and you never attend.”
“That's because you're always telling me that by the end of the night everyone gets naked and jumps into the hot tub.”
“I exaggerate, we don't always wind up naked in the hot tub,” Lynn explained. “Sometimes we wind up naked in bed.”
“That's what I'm afraid of,” Patty admitted.
“What, the naked part, the hot tub part, or the bed part?” Lynn asked.
“The bed part.”
“So you're okay with the naked part and the hot tub part?” Lynn surmised.
Patty stopped and thought for a moment.“Yeah, I guess so,” she relented.
“Then all you have to do is not jump into bed,” Lynn reasoned. “See, problem solved. Now there's no reason for you not to attend.”