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So I have a Room of My Own. It has a door that shuts. A lock that locks. A window that looks out onto the world, or a least the tiny glint of world that exists in my neighborhood in a suburban swath just outside of Metropolitan Washington D.C.
I rarely shut the door. Never lock the lock. I look out my window to check the weather, see if the creaky, squeaky sounds I hear are in fact the postal truck, or when the window is cracked and I hear my somewhat insane neighbors arguing with one another, which they used to do rather dramatically (swearing, throwing things at one another, including one time a hammer!) but they’ve have calmed down considerably, thanks to time and tide and what I’m sure may be some anger management drugs.
Most early mornings, evenings and on and off all weekend unless I’m not physically at home, I sit in my most comfortable, tilty and wheeled black- leather chair dearest husband, Phil-the-fist, bought me a year ago to gentle my sometimes ten hour days of creative toiling.
The nice big flat surface is cluttered with monitor, speakers, Ling Chang stand-up calendar, pen tray, pictures, pen barrel, organizing-black-metal- thing that doesn’t organize as much as corral various pads and books and flyers I’m trying to keep track of.
It says, “A friend is a rare book of which but one copy is made”.
Books written by other people are stacked everywhere, a poster of Secret Sister is propped-up behind me, reminding me an idea does indeed become a published novel if you stick to it. There are good luck totems everywhere, little gifts that mean something only to me, that encourage and make me smile.
By design, there is no guest chair.
Thanks for visiting Inside My Writing Space. Now get out because I have work to do. HA! Just kidding, but only a little.
About the Author:
Always intrigued by the words ‘what if’, Emelle’s books feature an ordinary woman confronted with an extraordinary situation. She most enjoys reading stories that surprise and amaze her, and hopes her readers will enjoy the challenging and exciting journeys her characters take.
Emelle lives in suburban Washington D.C. with her husband, Phil, her hero of thirty years, and two orange cats, Lucy and Bella. These girls, like all good villains, have their reasons for misbehaving. Her daughter, Olivia, and son, Allen, are happily launched on their own and contributing great things to society, their mother’s fondest wish.
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To everyone who knows them, Cathy Chance and Roxanne Ruiz have a perfect friendship. They connected in grade school and since then have been each other’s confident and trusted advisor. Cathy loves the gorgeous Roxanne like a sister, Roxanne has fun-loving Cathy’s back in every situation, though lately there’s been tension between these two best friends…
And then, on a sunny summer morning, the unthinkable occurs, throwing into doubt the truth of what each of these people really know about themselves and one another.
Will Roxanne’s sacrifice be too little, and too late? Should Nick’s love for his wife be strong enough to risk trusting his heart more than logic? Can Cathy’s devotion to Nick give her enough strength to convince him to see her for who she really is?
Secret Sister proves how strong, how stubborn, and how trustworthy love can be as Nick and Cathy and Roxanne are challenged to overcome the secrets, the lies … and one extraordinary twist of fate that turns their lives upside down.
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