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When Fiction imitates Real Life: How writing Sparkelicious helped me heal.
When I started writing Sparkelicious, I wanted the book to be more than just a romance novel. I wanted it to be a book that dealt with real life issues. Like all of the books I write, I let the characters take me on their own adventures, so when I began writing the cemetery scenes at the end of Chapter 23, I couldn’t help but draw on the emotions I felt when I lost my father in 2000 to prostate cancer.
In this chapter, Laney and her sisters are all forced to come to terms with their father’s death. Even though their father had died five years earlier they were all still in denial and hadn’t confronted their own emotions and grief.
While Laney had been to her father’s grave since he died, Missy and Bridgett had never been able to face it. So, in this chapter all of the girls face their demons together and it is a lovely, heartfelt scene.
As I wrote this chapter, I cried because I knew I was reliving my father’s funeral, the burial and the first time I found the courage to visit his crypt in the mausoleum with my mother.
I wanted Laney, Sophie, Missy and Bridgett to be brave and fearless just like I was. I think they were and I’m proud of them for finally coming to terms with the loss of their father like I did.
Here’s an excerpt from Chapter 23: Pages 203-206…
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