From the Author
I love happily-ever-after stories, whether in books or on the big screen screen. But, I tend to like ones that have more going on than the romance, so my stories do tend to be filled with secondary characters who have their own story lines. In the writing world, we say "there are lots of subplots." I hope you enjoy them as much as I had writing them.
When I was first working with the idea for HOMECOMING, I decided I wanted to have "lots of cats." I cut out cat pictures from magazines and I ended up with nine distinct cats with very different personalities. It was fun creating them as characters! I'm also kind of a nut for cat pictures, and I'd love it if you'd email me yours: mail (at) janetwellington (dot) com. I just might use them in a future Facebook post or in my annual FREE cat calendar--you'll find it on my author Facebook page JanetWellingtonBooks--immediate download in trade for your email address!
I also love wounded heroes and when I was working with Jake's character, I decided to give him a secret. Cory is my Cinderella character--one I've always wanted to write. I love love love the idea of taking someone who is plain (or thinks she's plain) and transforming her. Who wouldn't want that? I hope Cory's reunion with Jake and a second chance at love will stir some good memories for you.
The setting for HOMECOMING is a part of Wisconsin where my family went camping every summer. We loved spending time in Door County, Peninsula State Park, and especially loved it when the sour cherries were in season.
- Peninsula State Park is a 3,776-acre Wisconsin state park with eight miles of Green Bay shoreline in Door County. Peninsula is the third largest state park in Wisconsin, and is visited by an estimated 1 million visitors annually. (source: Wikipedia)
That's all for now,