Don't put me on a box .... On them is more fun!
An interviewer asked, "If you could have dinner with one person from today or history (except Jesus) who would it be? Why?"
My response: Friends, with whom you can share everything, are rare. Peggy Darty was that kind of friend. We connected from the time we met at a writers conference, could be apart for a couple years, then pick right up again. A few years ago she began to struggle with cancer, couldn’t write, then passed away. My tribute to her is in the acknowledgments
Hearts that Survive ~ A Novel of the Titanic
Is Love More Powerful Than The Pain of Loss?
Lydia Beaumont and her new friend Caroline Chadwick plan Lydia’s wedding aboard the “grandest ship ever built.”
Then both women suffer tragic losses when the "unsinkable" Titanic goes down. Can each survive the scars the disaster left on their lives?
Decades later, Alan Morris feels like a failure until he discovers he is the descendant of an acclaimed, successful, heroic novelist who went down with the Titanic. Will he find his identity with the past, or will he listen to Joanna Bettencourt, Caroline's granddaughter, who says inner peace and success come only with a personal relationship with the Lord?
Will those who survived and their descendants be able to find a love more powerful than their pain?
Author of the Hanover Falls Novels & Beneath A Southern Sky
Author of Attracted to Fire
Why? Titanic Moments
The most common question I’m asked when signing Hearts that Survive is, “Why did you write this book?” I’ve discovered other Titanic authors are asked the same.
Authors’ articles in the WHY? book explain their involvement and interest. Included are stories from the owners of the Titanic Museums in Pigeon Forge TN and Branson MO; Capt. Smith’s impersonator who descended 2 1/2 miles to the bottom of the ocean to see the wrecked ship; owners of displays and exhibits; leaders of Titanic groups who meet periodically; why there are display throughout the US and other countries; why descendants of Titanic survivors and victims wrote their books; why novelists are fascinated with the subject; and why the Titanic should be remembered.