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Lasting Love.

Nick has an amazing memory regarding people that he loves.  For example, Shaunda Johnson-Taylor is a special friend of Nick’s.  In high school, she and our daughter Karen were friends and Shaunda became another one of our kids.  She always knew that she could come to our house and be loved.  That was many years ago and although I don’t want to talk about a woman’s age, she and Karen graduated before the turn of the century!  Both are married with children of their own.

After graduation, Shaunda returned to her hometown of Dallas and we didn’t see her again until last summer during our road trip across the country.  Oh she was not around the house anymore, but she certainly was not forgotten.  Every once in a while, Nick would ask me, “what Shaunda do in Dallas?”  I would answer him because he couldn’t imagine that we didn’t know what she was doing.  Since the creation of Facebook, it is much easier to answer him, but I still make it up when I need to.  Sometimes, Shaunda is shopping for dinner, other times she is at church.  A few times she was going to the movies, and then I would have to tell him what movie she was seeing, so she doesn’t do that as much anymore!  She is definitely on his mind.

I do think that she was a bit surprised when I contacted her and asked if we could see her.  Nick couldn’t go to Dallas and not see Shaunda.  We arranged to meet for lunch.  I wondered if he would recognize her, since 17 years is a long time.  After all, we do look a little different after 17 years.  I shouldn’t have worried.  When she walked into the restaurant, he said, “There she is.”  Sure enough it was Shaunda.  She sat down beside him and asked, “Do you remember me Nicholas?”  He looked right into her eyes and said, “You lead the marching band at football games!”  I had forgotten that.  She had led the marching band in high school.  We were able to capture the tender reunion moment in the picture attached to this post.

As Nick has taught us, proximity is not a requirement of lasting love.  We can keep those we care about in our hearts and minds for years.  And when we are reunited again, the connection will be as strong as it was the last time we were together.

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Announcing that I have finished a book with the working title of “The Fairy Fort.” I am currently pitching it to publishers. Keep checking back to watch the progress of my newest novel.

Here is a quick glimpse of the story.

Sarah Doherty is an 18-year-old living in rural Ireland at the tail end of the Great War. Plagued by severe epilepsy, she is protected by her parents and lives a sheltered, secluded, lonely life. The Fae, local Irish fairies, interfere with her life. She falls forward a century in time through the local fairy fort of standing stones. She had a seizure in 1918 and woke up in 2020. The 21st century world includes life-saving prescriptions, physical comforts and the independence and freedom she seeks. The locals are welcoming and Andy Mclaughlin, a handsome young historian, is intriguing. She doesn’t want to return home.

Then a letter arrives from Boston divulging the story of Sarah and Andy’s lives that are deeply entwined in the previous century. They are not yet in love but as they seek to verify the letter through online resources, they feel a growing obligation to their unborn family and to each other. What would happen to their posterity living in Boston if they don’t return to 1918? Even if they do make it back, her parents can never know what happened to her or that would change everything.

This Young Adult time-travel romance explores the question: Do we have the freedom to make choices or is free will an elaborate illusion?

This is my third book. I love reading time travel romances. I am an advocate for epilepsy awareness because my 43-year-old son has intractable epilepsy. As a genealogist specializing in Irish research, I live part of the year in the village where the story is based. I wrote the book to help young adults understand that difficult situations can change your life. Sometimes miraculously.