It’s been two years since I walked away from a career in healthcare, finished a degree in economics, and decided to sit down to be a writer.
And it’s easier now to talk about the catalyst for such a major life change.
You see, my mother had just lost her battle with ovarian cancer. She fought it as hard as she could for a couple of years before her choices, and her time, ran out.
It was, as they say, a defining moment for me.
She was gone. My mother was my compass–I could consult her when I lost my way, or couldn’t see the path ahead. We were so close, talking and laughing over daily phone calls that sustained us until the next visit.
It was my privilege to care for her in the end and to comfort her in her last earthly hours. Hers was the first face I saw when she brought me into this world. And mine was the last face she looked on as she left.
This changes a person.
I decided it was time, past time, to keep some old, nearly forgotten promises. I finished an abandoned degree. But when I began the search for a new job, one combining my experience and education, I found myself oddly listless.
It was my husband, Monsieur Faitour, who would light my way. He asked me the question that had burned in my gut for years. A secret promise to myself that was never kept.
“Why don’t you sit down and write?”
Hearing that question, with its implied support and encouragement, was exactly what I needed.
I sat down.
It’s taken over a year, but I’m nearly ready to publish my first work, A Matter of Trust. It’s the first book of five in my London Calling series and I’m so excited to share it.
A Matter of Trust shares the story of Devon, an independent, private, and smart woman who meets Bennett when he hires her to work for his financial firm in London. Sexy sparks fly but Bennett struggles with his rule of never dating staff while Devon fights to keep her grifter family and past safely off-limits. Ultimately, they have to learn to trust each other and choose love over obstacles. Of course, everything gets complicated when Devon’s family decides Bennett’s company is their next perfect target to infiltrate and hack.
Tempers flare while laws and hearts are broken. But don’t worry: love heals everyone in the end.
It did the same for me. I miss my mother every day. But in the end, I know she’d be happy that I kept those old promises. And she’d be thrilled that I’ve chosen to live a life steeped in love. After all, what better way to spend our time?
I hope readers enjoy reading A Matter of Trust. I certainly loved writing it and look forward to sitting down to work on the second book in my London Calling series.