Posted at Nov 11, 2016 4:52 pm
Please bear with me a moment while I tell you why I’ve been inspired to write so many romance novels starring military heroes.
The simple answer is because I live in a military town where I’m lucky enough to regularly cross paths with the brave members of the Idaho Army National Guard at Gowen Field and Mountain Home Air Force Base. The more composite answer is because I see THEM. I see their spirit, their families, the way they interact with their wives, husbands, children, and community. I see the courage it takes for them to pack up their gear and go fight a war in another country thousands of miles away from the ones they love. I see what it’s like for their families to stay at home, keeping the home fires burning, and praying that their loved one will return safely.
I have many friends and family members, including my own father, who have made sacrifices and sometimes the ultimate sacrifice to defend our country. And I’ve seen what it’s like when our soldiers come home broken in body and spirit. Living in a military town, I’m reminded daily of the bravery and the honor code these men and women live by every hour of every day. They make me so proud to be an American. So how could I not be inspired to write stories with military heroes and give them a happily every after?
So today and every day, from the bottom of my heart, I want to say thank you and Happy Veteran’s Day to all the men and women in all the branches of our military. And on a personal note, thank you for all the A-10 and F-15 flyovers over my house! Nothing short of exhilarating. Keep them coming!