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I crunched the numbers on my new book, Still the One, and here’s what it took to write it:
2,000 sheets of paper (5 drafts)
1080 cups of coffee ( four cups of half-caff a day)
270 ounces of chocolate (one ounce per day)
540 miles of walking and 2160 minutes of weight training to counteract the chocolate
The idea for Still the One came to me as I was writing the book Between the Sheets. Katie was the best friend of the character in that book, and she just grew on me. She owned the hair salon in Chartreuse, Louisiana, and her husband is a Marine in Iraq.
Still the One opens two years later. Katie’s husband was killed in Iraq, and Katie tried to move on with her life, but she’s certain she’ll never find anyone she loves the way she loved her husband. And then, to her shock, her teenage love, Zack Ferguson, moves to town-- accompanied by Gracie, the daughter Katie gave up for adoption seventeen years ago. Gracie’s adopting parents died in a car crash a year ago, and she’s still grieving them. She’s got a bad attitude, a smart mouth-- and a baby on the way.
The novel deals with some tough issues--the primary romance between Zack and Katie deals with grief, teen pregnancy, loneliness and loss, and the secondary romance between Katie’s mother-in-law and father-in-law deals with divorce, infidelity, alcoholism and aging-- but it’s not a dark book. There’s a lot of humor in the story, and I hope readers will like the way the characters support each other, find inner strengths they didn’t know they had and find ways to laugh in the face of adversity.
To read an excerpt or download a list of discussion topics, visit my website at robinwells.com.
About the Author:
Before becoming a full-time writer, Robin Wells was an advertising and public-relations executive. Robin has won the RWA Golden Heart Award, two National Readers' Choice Awards, the Holt Medallion, and CRW's Award of Excellence.
Robin currently lives just outside of New Orleans, Louisiana with her husband and two daughters.
For more information please visit http://www.robinwells.com/ You can also find Robin on Facebook and Twitter.
Guest post was posted with permission.