Mother’s day Magic…
Every mother’s heart holds a bit of magic…her children’s love. Enchantment awaits in a dozen brand new, previously unpublished-stories, written by #1 bestselling and/or multi-award winning authors from across the globe. Whether it’s a captivating tale of romance or fiction fashioned from loving memories, these poignant stories are sure to touch your heart.
10% of proceeds from this anthology will go to
the National Multiple Sclerosis Society toward research.
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AN INTERVIEW WITH Q. D. Purdu
One of the Authors FROM
MOTHER’S DAY MAGIC
1st Place Writers’ League of Texas Romance, 2014
The Story I’ve Contributed Is
The Light We Found
Calla has survived divorce and developed her first newly-single crush on Ben, the special guy in her triple-two-step class. Life is rocking until her ex confesses a long-hidden betrayal and Ben reveals the most hurtful secret of all.
What Was The Inspiration For Your Mother’s Day Magic Story?
My mother and step-father had the most beautiful, loving relationship of any couple I’ve ever known. Their lives left me with the belief in happily ever after…even after disaster.
How much research was involved in writing your story? How did you go about it?
Cody, an eighth grade student in the story, has received a liver transplant because of a congenital condition. I researched transplant protocol on the Internet and by interviewing a registered nurse.
How often do your characters surprise you by doing or saying something totally unexpected?
Constantly! They challenge me! They refuse to follow my original plot plans.
Do you miss spending time with your characters when you finish writing this story?
Yes. I would love to live my story.
What writer has been your biggest inspiration?
Claire Ashby who wrote When You Make It Home.
What non-writer had the most influence on your life And why?
My mother. Her love and courage and tenacity have guided my whole life.
How important is the choosing of character names to you? Have you ever decided on a name and then changed it because it wasn’t right for the character?
My characters come to me with their names. I honestly can’t say how/why I choose them. The only time I’ve changed a name was when a beta reader said that two names in my manuscript were too similar and would cause confusion. The reader was right, so I changed one.
Do you allow others to read your work in progress, or do you keep it a secret until you’ve finished your first draft?
Yes. I have two amazing reader/writer friends. Their reflections on work in progress help me stay inspired.
What inspired you to write your first book?
My mother’s life. She overcame insurmountable odds, and after years of determined effort to raise my sister and me, she found the love of her life—my stepfather. Their story, their love, inspires.
What might we be surprised to know about you?
I love to make things out of repurposed wood.
Calla and Ben come to each other with years of baggage from earlier relationships. But they find that love in the present moment is the only thing of lasting value.
About the Author
Q. D. Purdu’s debut romance, DESDEMONA FINDS THE BIG O IN LOVE by won first place in the Texas Writers’ League Romance category, 2014. The book will be released in 2016.
Q. D. loves her rescued puppy, red wine, running through sprinklers, dark chocolate with sugared ginger, and anything wrapped in a corn tortilla. Her prized possessions include a hot pink Christmas tree and a garden full of okra and basil.
She hasn’t decided what she’ll be when she grows up, but whatever it is will be filled with romantic impossibilities.
Q. D. Purdu’s debut romance, to be released 2016, won first place, Texas Writer’s League Romance, 2014: DESDEMONA FINDS THE BIG O IN LOVE…
Desdemona’s life is fine until her ex announces on national television that he dumped her because she fakes. This scoop goes viral and plunges her into a steamy quest to fix her, um, need to pretend.
After stumbling through new lovers, a sex club, her old first love, and psycho-analysis, she finds the answer in a blunder that happened nine years earlier.
Thank you so much, Q.D., for being on “The Bee Writes…”
and for introducing us to you and to “Mother’s Day Magic”!