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About the author:
I enjoy watching Scandal, SVU, 7th Heaven, and Judging Amy.
What inspired you to write your book?
I was inspired to write this book out of determination to expand my writing into unknown territories. It was about challenging myself and my writing.
Here is a short sample from the book:
Tomorrow, I will be celebrating my 13th wedding anniversary to Jason. I cannot even begin to phantom how we have managed to be married for so many years. As with any marriage, we have suffered through a number of issues. Though, through the strength of staying together and determination, we figured out how to make our relationship work for us. Now, I cannot say that I am truly proud of this, “oh so” wonderful unity thing we call a marriage, but it is what it is.
None the less, we will be renewing our vows tomorrow afternoon. It was my idea. The thought of celebrating our anniversary with some of our closest friends and family members would maybe add some interest back into our marriage. It was the best gift idea that I could come up with, to give to Jason. I mean, we are celebrating a milestone in our marriage. To be married for 13 years is an accomplishment, especially considering most our friends have remarried two to four times over.
Sometimes, I believe we have stayed to together as a support system for our friends, than ourselves. There are so many things that we dealt with over the years, and yet, we have learned to play the role in front of all our friends and family. I guess you could call us phony, but you have to understand, people look up to us! We are known as the power-couple in our click. We are the youngest couple, yet the most powerful couple in the group.
Our group developed back when we were in college. There were originally eight people in the group. We were an even pair, which was comprised of four couples. We were everyone’s dream frat/soro, while holding the status quo of being the most hated group on campus. We were the strongest group of friends on campus. Every individual in our group was part of a fraternity/sorority. Our group literally ran the school and we got away with bloody murder. We all held the status quo for excelling in our academic studies while maintaining steady extra-curriculum participation.
Jason was the lead wrestler for our school that got him a full-scholarship ride. He was a wonderful, sexy, and sleek man. He was about six feet tall, with blue eyes, nice tanned skin, with a wonderful six pack. We had two classes together during our junior year of college. It started off with us becoming study partners for a statistics class, and not soon after that we began dating. The relationship grew quick, though I believe the fatal attraction kicked in sooner. It wasn’t long before I figured out about his special gift, or maybe calling it a special talent is more suitable. And since then, we have stayed together through the years. We have seen so many transitions amongst our group of friends; from marriage, to divorce, career/marriage relocations, to death. Yet, through it all we managed to endure all the chaos and confusion.
But as I am working diligently to put the final touches on the reception, something hit me over my head like a crater falling out the sky. I thought it would be a wonderful touch to the ceremony for us to exchange vows, amongst our closest family and friends. We weren’t able to exchange vows when we got married. We actually didn’t have a traditional wedding ceremony. We took the unorthodox method and got married at the Justice of Peace. Our money was low and we were preparing for graduation, so we couldn’t afford a big wedding. And we definitely didn’t want to the added stress from our parents trying to pay for our wedding. I think we were too afraid that they would’ve either talked us out of marriage or planned the wedding of their dreams. We wanted something simple and quiet. So, we chose the easy road! We never had any regrets for getting married in secrecy. We were happy and in love. It was all about satisfying the urge to spend the rest of our lives together. We didn’t want any distractions; then again, I guess we were just fools in love.
We did what we wanted to do and so far, things have been ok. There isn’t much time left in my day and I have some many little things to wrap up, in order for tomorrow to be perfect. I have to make a call to the catering company to make sure they deliver the food on time. The professional decorator is supposed to meet me at the hall, in about an hour, and my bachelorette party is supposed to begin around 9pm; after the wonderful dinner party, of course! Yeah, it may sound a little crazy that we are following the traditional engagement plans of a new marriage, but this is a milestone that we have reached in our marriage. And I am not withholding anything back, especially considering my biggest surprise gift of all time.