HAPPY ANNIVERSARY CHERYL!
To celebrate I’m giving away a signed copy of my August release Over the Edge. Leave a comment and your email address here on the blog to be entered in the drawing.
Here’s a bit about what makes it fun.
Writing a Crazy Man
One of the things I’ve done in a lot of my books is taken modern psychiatric problems and applied them to history. Post Partum Depression. Regular depression. Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome. I’ve dealt with abused wives and children, neglected children and I’ve tried to act these things out without using modern language and yet with the knowledge we have from modern medicine.
Enter Seth Kincaid.
Back then, you called what Seth is: crazy, a lunatic, furiously mad. But Seth had a terrible traumatic injury and was haunted by nightmares. He’s not crazy he’s got Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome poor guy. Then he goes to war and endures more terrible trauma.
He’s also had a bad reaction to drugs and he suffering from hysterical amnesia.
So how to write that? And he’s not going to be allowed to just SNAP get better, that’s lazy. He has to deal with it.
And of course it’s all got to be done within the parameters of romantic comedy.
I had more fun writing Seth Kincaid than any hero in recent memory. I especially loved pairing him up with Callie, a no-nonsense lady rancher from Texas. When she finally tracks down her abandoning rat of a husband, all her common sense tells her to just shoot him.
And then he kisses her and blast it, she remembers why she agreed to marry him in the first place.
Over the Edge
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