Coming back home—it’s something I do often when I go to St. Louis, the place I was born and raised. And though I don’t live there anymore, there’s always a sense of “home’ when I travel there. I have lifelong friends there, and family who will always welcome me home.
When I began my Hope contemporary romance series, home was the feeling I wanted to convey. The Hope series is centered around the small town of Hope, Oklahoma and the people who inhabit it. The series isn’t based on a particular set of characters or specific family, but rather the town itself, allowing me the opportunity to branch out and share a sense of community, of how the town itself is home to so many different characters and the lives they build there.