While vacationing in Mexico, two similar-looking young women find themselves caught in a chain reaction of mistaken identities. Amelia is a wealthy heiress and business owner, and Savannah is a sweet Mormon girl deciding whether or not to serve a mission. When they end up on the same flight to Phoenix, Savannah and Amelia unravel the sequence of events that wreaked havoc on their trips, and they make plans to resolve the subsequent misunderstandings. But their flight is cut short when the plane crashes, killing one of the young women and plunging the other into a world of intrigue and deceit where identity means everything.

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Sunday, May 22, 2011

My First Round of Edits

I'm finally on the front line editing of my book. I just heard from Linda yesterday. She's going to start on my book and should have the first edits to me by Tuesday. Should I be nervous? Should I be scared? Should I be worried. Of course, not. Linda will do an amazing job. Still...I'm really nervous, scared and worried. This is my first book after all, and I'm not quite sure what to expect. But I'm up to the task! 

I hope you'll keep following me on my journey. I'm having the time of my life. Oh, and any pointers any of you established writers can give me are more than welcome. 

Come Tuesday I will be a very busy girl!

Friday, May 13, 2011

How Identity Came About

 I remember the exact spot in the road where my wonderful, amazing, talented daughter, Sarah, helped me come up with the idea for my novel, Identity.

I was telling her about this great book my mother started reading to me when I was just a child. For some reason my mother never finished the story, and this has left me frustrated as I was never able to find it. I gave a brief description of the plot as I remembered it to Sarah. "Why don't you write your own ending." This brilliant advice came from my then ten year old daughter.

So I did! As you can see by the photo she has grown up some, and so has my story. I always pictured my character, Savannah, as sweet, and beautiful and pure as my precious daughter. So Sarah, this story is for you!

Don't worry, DeWalt, I'll  tell your side of the story, too. Even though Sarah was my inspiration, my wonderful, amazing, incredible, understanding, patient, kind, domestic affairs husband  kept encouraging me to write.

He's always been my biggest support, my best critic, my most loyal friend. Without his encouragement I don't think I would have persisted like I did.

My darling, this book is dedicated to you!