I’m not a doctor or a miracle worker or a minister or a social worker.
I’m a writer and a teacher.
In my day job, teaching, I try hard to get my kids to their happy ending. Often, it doesn’t work out. Used to, I didn’t believe that. Today, I know it’s true, but I still fight with everything I’ve got to somehow touch lives and maybe help the happy ending come to fruition.
Writing is different. In writing I can always deliver the happy ending. The affirmation. I can still be honest and authentic, but happily ever after can be achieved with every main character.
I HATE when my favorite authors, authors who have delivered one happy ending after another, suddenly go rogue and turn main characters into villains or kill them off.
It doesn’t bother me when it’s someone I know writes that kind of book. If I pick up a Sparks or Piccoult, the happy endings aren’t guaranteed. It’s why I rarely pick up a Sparks or Piccoult. 🙂
My books will always have a happy ending for the main characters. That’s not to say there won’t be a bittersweet element ever. I hope I can hone my skills to the point that the reader wonders how a happy ending will ever be possible and keeps reading to find out, but that happy ending will happen!
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Sisters with secrets.
Eighteen years ago, Cass Deason Myers ran away from home and heartbreak. Now she’s running away again, this time to the home she left behind. A preacher’s wife, Cass finds herself questioning her faith and her marriage. Her sister’s phone call asking for help with their mother provides the perfect opportunity to escape.
Anna Deason-Fite-Turner doesn’t want or need help for herself or her three daughters. But her mother is another story all together. Calling Cass is a last resort. But when Anna finds the bottle of pills in Momma’s dresser drawer, she knows she has to call her sister. Unfortunately, Anna knows when Cass comes home the whispers will start, and once again, everyone in town will compare perfect Cass to her failure of a sister, even though she’s the one who stayed behind.
Prodigal: a story about family, faith and the redemptive power of love.