I had a wonderful time yesterday in the company of authors from a wide variety of genres and ages. Listening to each of them share their motivations for picking up pen and paper (or laptop), to share the stories within, made me think back to my personal experiences.
It also made me think of the moments within my novels in which the characters experience a moment that changes their lives….but it doesn’t mean the change is always good.
This is Ebony Campbell’s moment:
I sunk down to the tub’s floor, crossed my arms tightly across my chest, and watched the soapy water swirl around the drain. My body shook, as heavy tears mixed with the lukewarm water, rained down my hair and face.
Nothing short of bleach could get rid of Javan’s pungent scent.
I should have waited for Yasmine or Kaitlyn.
I should have paid for the damn book.
The repercussions of my procrastination and stubbornness were coming back to bite me. If I’d accepted Brian’s offer in the beginning, then none of this would have happened.
I would not have a failing grade in class.
I wouldn’t be a victim of Javan’s deceit.
In the end, it was my fault. I’d asked for this.
I deserved every bad thing going on in my life.
In each of my stories, there is happiness and pain, moments of accomplishment and failure, and deep introspection. Sometimes going to that dark place, our inner cave, requires the assistance of a loved one to find our way back.
Learn more about Ebony’s story…
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Ebony is a smart, sexy, career-oriented black woman who wants nothing more than a summer fling with a man who challenges her mind and body. What she doesn’t expect is a blond-haired, blue-eyed bass player—who won’t take “no” for an answer—to accept the challenge.
When Ebony’s attempt at a brief fling turns into more, despite negative reactions from friends and family, she finds juggling love, family, and career are nothing compared to the ultimate betrayal she endures. Now her dreams spiral into lies and secrets that threaten her future and her best friend’s trust.
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