What inspired you to write your book?
The inspiration for writing this book came from wanting to share marriage tips but in a unique way. This book actually evolved from a video that was created as a fun gift. I noticed how people (young/old/married/single) had the same reactions to the certain parts, causing laughter or amazement so I decided to capture it in a book.
What was the most challenging aspect of writing your book?
The most challenging aspect for me was just deciding which writing project to actually complete for publication. Once I made the decision it was full speed ahead until it was published. Like I said before, this writing project was a lot of fun to create and I would really love to see it go from book to screen.
Do you have any unique or quirky writing habits? I have a piece of jewelry I purchased while on a cruise in the Caribbean that I put on when I'm writing. Once it's on I'm in author/publishing mode and it's time for writing or publishing related work.
How did you come up with the title for your book?
For the title I wanted to incorporate the milestone of it being 25 years of marriage also to include that the couple in the story elopes on Easter.
Is there a message you want your readers to take away from your book? I hope people become inspired to stay open to love! Relationships, especially marriage takes effort and work but at the same time you can have so much fun!
Do you have any advice for the yet-to-be-published writers reading this?
Get your story out of your head and into written form! Connect with the resources to get published and don't give up until you accomplish it!
What's next for you? What are you working on now?
I've been doing a lot of historical research in genealogy for a writing project I'm really excited about. It will fall under romance – historical romance dealing with a marriage as well but probably in a different century. I want it to be a fun & educational yet entertaining story with more marital tips woven throughout.
What is your preferred method to have readers get in touch with or follow you (i.e., website, personal blog, Facebook page, etc.) and link(s)?
My author's Facebook page:
or my twitter page: https://twitter.com/susan_braxton
What you'll find in this novelette:
- Inspiring stories that make you laugh!
- Falling in love and making marriage work!
- Marital reading materials they find helpful
Celebrate the institution of marriage with Michael and Michele Lewis as they walk through their life together in a moving and inspirational portrayal. The Lewises create a special video for their 25th wedding anniversary as a gift for their children. They recap what happens when military adventures lead to an EASTER elopement! How a small town country boy and a city girl's world collide, all the exciting places they traveled together and they each take turns sharing special, wacky stories about their many adventures.
The marriage memoir is based on a transcription of a DVD produced by the couple celebrating their "Silver" anniversary. They are being interviewed on a talk show which the wife has surprised the husband with the idea just as the camera begins rolling! Of course there is a big cry of “CUT! Stop the camera,” by the husband until he can gain his composure from the surprise. There is a bowl with eight slips containing questions or time periods the couple must remember and discuss.
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About the author:
D. Howell writing with my pen name, Susan Braxton! Besides looking for great travel spots I love reading nonfiction and fictional novels, social media, tennis, gardening and relaxing on the beach. Juggling my time around the children and husband is a full-time adventure in itself. Originally from the South, I love to live on the West coast whenever possible and visit the mountain terrains of Colorado.