I've had quite a few questions about book one lately and I figured I would do a blog post to answer them.
I've loved writing for as long as I can remember. I wrote poems and songs for most of my life, but I've always been a big reader as well. A few years ago I fell in love with love and all the doors it opens up in the book world. Possibilities are endless when it comes to world building, character growth and the story itself. There are no limits to what you can do!
When I started working on Finding Home in Redemption, I really wanted to deal with tough issues. I think that's been something I always tried to do in my writing, but for some reason I'd never been able to finish a book! It drove my friends crazy, but five chapters into a new novel, I would hit a road block. This one was different, though, and I can honestly say that these characters came from a very special place in my heart.
The hero and heroine face things I either faced myself, or watched those I care about face. Homelessness, drug addiction/distribution, abandonment from a parent, foster care, adoption and more.
This story's journey started around August of 2016. I began working on this idea and trying to figure out the setting, careers and backstory to every character. When it got to a place where I was ready to start writing, it took off. I refused to allow myself to stop at five chapters this time and the more I wrote, the more I fell in love with these characters. Their story became something I can never forget. It's a weird notion, but I'm so thankful I got to watch their story unfold. I'm happy that I wrote this!
Aside from the relationship between the two main characters, the most important thing for me to add to this was the incredible bond between Bentley and her dad. His character is dedicated to every boy and girl, man or woman that grew up without the love and support of their own father. He is beyond everything I think a father should be.
One last thing I'd like to mention is that every book I have written and plan to write in the foreseeable future will all be standalone novels, meaning they have endings and you don't have to read three books to find out what happens!
I'm open to questions about any and all things regarding FHiR, so shoot me an email and maybe I'll do a blog answering your questions!