The idea for Chasing Clovers didn’t come to me right away. There was no epiphany or bright light. No one wacked me across the head with a shovel, or slipped me a note under my door.
I had been writing a story for a few months, but there was something missing. The “missing” was actually a lot of things: no substance, no meat, and no bones. I had scenes, but no plot, no conflict and no resolution in sight. To put it bluntly I had nothing, zip, zilch, nada.
I did however, have characters. And while writing their biographies they started to take shape and form, coming to life right before my very eyes.
I took their backgrounds, delved a little deeper, and began asking myself questions. It wasn’t long after that the book emerged in my cluttered head and oozed from my fingertips onto my keyboard.
Long hours, little sleep and five months later I had written the rough draft of my novel. It would be another year and half of re-writes and hiring an editor to make this book what it is today.
Watch for my first Historical Western Romance novel, to be released by Imajin Books Oct 15th on ebook.
Below is a brief summary and back cover text of Chasing Clovers.
Mail order bride, Livy Green, is desperate to escape the memories of her past.
John Taylor will never love another woman again, but his children need a mother.
Will they learn to trust eachother, or will their pasts interfere?
Longing to escape the awful memories and the saloon she once sang in, Livy Green lies about her past so she can be a wife to John Taylor and step mother to his two young children. Overwhelmed by the task, she struggles to put her resentment aside and love them as her own.
John loved his first wife and is still heartbroken over the loss, but he needs a mother for his children. When his distant and unfriendly mail order bride arrives, he begins to doubt his decision though one glance into Livy's terrified green eyes tells him he can't turn his back on her.
As Livy's past catches up with her, and suspicous accidents begin to happen on the ranch, she is tempted to come clean and tell John the truth. But will he send her back if he does? Or will they forever be CHASING CLOVERS?