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This singular thought inspired me to write Life, Liberty, and Pursuit. My 13 year old niece (at the time) was enamored of Twilight, and I enjoyed sharing that experience with her, but I wanted to write a story where the obstacles to love were based in real-world choices.
Let me be clear: I have nothing against paranormal novels. (In fact, I wrote one.) But I wanted to show my niece that people could fall in love, quickly and completely, but still have real, tough choices to make.
Because life is all about choices. And the choices make the person.
In Life, Liberty, and Pursuit, college-bound Eliza and Navy-recruit David meet on a four day cruise, with no intentions of falling in love. They each had serious dreams they were pursuing, and literally fall into each other’s lives. But after fate made the decision to put them together, they had to make a choice: follow their dreams or possibly give them up for love?
Sometimes a simple choice can lead to many others. The path I’m on today is the result of the many choices I’ve made in my life. If I hadn’t chosen to pursue engineering, would I have started writing novels sooner? Or would I have never written them at all, taking a completely different path that wouldn’t land me here, today, writing this blog?
I wanted my niece, just entering the time of her life where choices would become profound, to think through the options that lay ahead of her.
Life, Liberty, and Pursuit is about making choices in life and love. Every time my novel finds its way into the hands of a young woman facing important choices, it warms my heart.
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