Thank you, Jolana, for having me here today at Serious Whimsy. It’s always a fun blog to read, and I’m pleased to be able to talk about my latest release, Taking Risks, my third collection of short stories available on Amazon Kindle. Most of the stories were published previously (many years ago!) in Woman’s World magazine, but some of them are new. This collection includes four stories: “Tears of a Clown,” “Someday Soon,” “On Wings of Love,” and “Sweet Music Man.”
About Taking Risks
Falling in love is always a risk and sometimes there is more than your heart at stake. In these four short stories, can loving, sometimes for the second time, be a risk worth taking? In “Tears of a Clown,” Christy has hidden behind a mask for a long time, but a chance at love may make her decide to stop hiding. In “Someday Soon,” Cady has known Jake forever, but suddenly the relationship takes a new turn because of a wild horse. “On Wings of Love,” finds that Olivia has traveled to an island to decide if she wants to marry the steady reliable man back home only to meet a man who is everything she never thought she wanted. Summer becomes a trip back in time when Joanna’s old flame comes back into town, and she finds the fire still burns brightly in “Sweet Music Man.”
I’ve been making up stories for as long as I can remember, and I enjoyed revisiting these stories and bringing them up to date for today’s readers. I’m a long time member of Romance Writers of America® and my local chapter, Mid-Michigan RWA. I also write a monthly column, “The Pet Corner,” for a local paper, Mailmax, in support of animal care and rescue. Reading and writing romance is a passion, maybe because I’ve been married for nearly 43 years to my high school sweetheart. We live near Lake Michigan with our furry kids and have a grown son and daughter. We love to travel so I can find new settings for my stories.