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Now here’s the real story…
I love love. The idea of it, the feeling of it, the crazy butterfly fluttery reactions to it, the gestures associated with it, and the fact that it can both bring you to your highest highest high and destroy you in an instant.
But that’s life, isn’t it?
Love is powerful.
So I write about it.
Naturally, I write romance novels. I didn’t intend to. Oh, no, I was going to write historical women’s fiction because that’s what I read and what my favorite authors wrote.
I tried. I really did. But women’s fiction can be so darn depressing.
I needed my characters to have a happily-ever-after. And once again, the fairytale endings of the Disney princesses influenced a BIG life change. (If you’ve just met me, you should know that first BIG life change was moving to Orlando with my cat Duchess when I was 24. I met my husband on the 17th day—it was SO meant to be!)
Fast forward to me, age 37, stay-at-home part-time homeschool mom, abandoned teaching career, both loving and hating serving my sweet family exclusively. I got it, achieved the ideal—that Cinderella story was MINE—but it was now in reverse. Scrubbing floors, waking up early to prep the day for the people, failing at potty training, housekeeping, and caring for two cats in kidney failuere.
I had lost my joy.
Every day, I was cleaning up poop.
I hate poop.
God laughed. But he also opened a door. My friend Rebecca dragged me to a conference for moms. Actually, she enticed me with a weekend in a hotel sans kids. I love my kids. I love my husband. But I was overwhelmed (hubby traveled for work, a lot) and I needed a break. I was restless and felt like something was missing.
That weekend changed the course of my life. I was challenged to remember what I loved to do and always wanted to be. Who God made me to be.
So I started writing. I wrote almost a full women’s historical fiction novel and got stuck. As I attempted to get unstuck, scenes for a new story kept appearing in my mind. A small idyllic seaside town in Maine. A wounded military hero. A strong woman. A couple helping each other past their greatest pain and finding love in the process.
I canned the historical and wrote the romance. Love on the Edge was published December 5, 2017, one month before my 40th birthday. And it’s been a wild ride ever since!
Kerry Evelyn is the author of the Crane’s Cove series, #sweetresortromance set in Coastal Maine, a Guest Author for the Cat’s Paw Cove series, and several short stories that span multiple genres. Kerry received a Bachelor of Science in Education and Sociology from Bridgewater State University in 2000. A native of the Massachusetts SouthCoast, she changed her latitude and now calls the Orlando area home. Kerry loves God, books, cats, traveling, taking selfies, sweet drinks, and escaping into her imagination. You can find her on Amazon, Goodreads, BookBub, Facebook @KerryEvelynAuthor, Instagram @KerryEvelynAuthor, and Twitter @theKerryEvelyn. Visit KerryEvelyn.com to subscribe to her newsletter and learn more!