As a “techno-granny”, I have eight novels on Amazon.com Kindle eBooks and they are romance/suspense, or mystery/suspense, but definitely suspense. They champion women, and I often refer to them as my WAR stories as in : Women, Adversity, Romance.
I love most that they have such wonderful characters as “Momma
Bets who is the role model for all foster parents, and for parenting. Minnie Rae Swofford, a retired teacher whose life long relationship with one of her students is endearing, challenging and will embed forever in your heart. Cory, the wonderful character who is a father in spirit to a young girl, and the testimony of how love and being a role model can change a person’s life. While each of these characters is a secondary character of the book, them seem in impact the readers in a way that keeps them in your heart and mind long after the read.
I had one of my eight novels go to print and in three days will have my first booksigning. Why? Because it’s a testimony to the love and perserverence of my husband’s support. It’s a tangible item he can hold to know that his love and encouragement which started twenty years ago, is rewarded.
For me it is just getting the “message about women” out, and that’s enough. I am thankful God blessed me with the “gift of gab” which translated so well into being not a novelist, but a “storyteller” of the traditional ways. I am gratified when women contact me and share that the books impacted their lives, and I was more gratified when two men gave me five star ratings on Amazon on their reviews for “The Monday Night Flight Club”. It tells me that “men get it” when they read the books, though they are initally reading it for the suspense and mystery aspects.
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Here’s to getting the message out about women, their issues, their victories, their incredible strength to over come adversity, and in the vernacular of my grandchildren, that “Women Rock”.