You know one of my favorite things to do is to write about nice people who are giving life their best shot – despite their sometimes monumental obstacles, hurts, hang-ups, dreams and goals – who discover the wonder and power of love.
This in itself is not only what I love writing about, but it’s what drives me to get up every day and write. I have these incredible stories that I just have to share. I guess you could say it’s my Modus Operandi! 🙂
When I can weave my personal belief in Jesus Christ as our savior into my characters’ lives, and have them feel as passionately about Jesus as I do, and have that belief in Him guide their mode of operation, it’s even better.
My objective is not to beat anyone over the head with Christianity, or religion. In fact, I’ve found that most of my characters aren’t overtly religious. Like most of us, they’ve been through experiences that have either left them with a personal experience of who Jesus Christ is to them and they’ve come through on the other side of that crisis even more affirmed in their belief. Or, their crisis has left them questioning their faith. They’re lukewarm, or resigned in their belief.
My bottom line is there’s nothing I love more than writing romantic stories. It pleases me when the character that shows up with a story to tell is as on fire for Jesus as I am – think Grace, in Saving Grace, due out Fall 2018. However, I certainly understand and appreciate when they’ve been through enough and their faith’s taken a toll – like Marshall for example. There’s nothing I enjoy more than having a front row seat to how that character reconciles with Jesus, even as he or she’s falling in love with their meant-to-be person.