Family drama. We’ve all seen it. Lived it, probably. I have. But dang, if it isn’t an interesting place to visit when you’re writing a series. I’ve always been fascinated by the fodder that holds together or splits apart characters–not only the main characters, but beyond the immediate family as well.
Remember that great seventies show, Dallas? Heck, take a look at Supernatural, Charmed, Modern Family…it’s like going to a candy store for me to watch how these various family personalities weave through life, how they handle the daily tensions, or the obstacles created by choices.
It’s one of the things I’ve loved about working with the Kinnsion brothers– (brothers by choice, not necessarily by birth) Brought together by adversity, they’re stubborn, hard-working, ready to step into harms way for each other…but as in real life, (and in my twisted imagination) challenges come along that will serve to strengthen or blow apart that bond they’ve forged.
Such fun, huh? (Yeah, when its fiction! 🙂
My third and final book in the Kinnsion series (RENEGADE HEART) has actually been delayed due to recent health issues in my family–but it’s also given me a moment to observe (firsthand) the complicated family dynamics–brought about by life’s obstacles– that we’ve all faced now and again.
Though not always easy, the experience has strengthened my understanding, my resilience, my gratitude, and in some ways served as inspiration in writing this third book. (speaking of inspiration…this is a sneak peek at fodder for my back cover of Renegade Heart! Thank you HeatherLynn Portraits!)
With Valentines Day just around the corner, I have to say that its not a day set aside just for lovers–but for reminding those around us that they are important, they matter, and that our lives , our hearts are a little fuller because of them.
So I want to show some love & appreciation by giving away this little fella (a hint of what’s to come in the next book) to one lucky person leaving a comment.
Just for fun–Tell me what TV show best describes YOUR family dynamics right now! 🙂
Meantime, thank you for being patient, prayerful and continuing to support so many wonderful storytellers! I’ll pick a winner next week and contact you directly, then announce next month! Good luck & God bless!