Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Second Chances

Path Not Taken is my latest novella release as part of Dreamspinner's Never Too Late Daily Dose for June.  I want to talk about the very beginning of this story.  A few months ago in my writer's group, the leader gave us a sentence  "A lone whistle echoed in the darkness," and we had to write for ten minutes.  What I ended up writing was the first paragraph of Path Not Taken.  I happened to have just finished a story and I went right into this one and wrote it the following week. 

I'm asked all the time where my inspiration comes from and I have to say that it comes form everywhere.  In this case a sentence  form the group leader that was supposed to be an exercise in getting the juices flowing.  In my case, it definitely worked.  So Misty, you're the best and this story is for you. 

On the train from Lancaster to Philadelphia, Trent runs into Brit, his first love and the first man to break his heart. They’ve both been through a lot in the years since they parted ways, and as they talk, the old connection tenuously strengthens. Trent finally works up the nerve to call Brit, and their rekindled friendship slowly grows into the possibility for more. But both men are shadowed by their pasts as they explore the path they didn’t take the first time. If they can move beyond loss and painful memories, they might find their road leads to a second chance at happiness.


Andrew grew up in western Michigan with a father who loved to tell stories and a mother who loved to read them. Since then he has lived throughout the country and traveled throughout the world. He has a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and works in information systems for a large corporation.Andrew’s hobbies include collecting antiques, gardening, and leaving his dirty dishes anywhere but in the sink (particularly when writing)  He considers himself blessed with an accepting family, fantastic friends, and the world’s most supportive and loving partner. Andrew currently lives in beautiful, historic Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

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