I have always had a penchant for writing. It just seemed to come naturally to me. Grammar lessons never stuck, I just knew what sounded right. Intrigued by Shakespeare, it was a surprise to learn the "wherefore" in Juliet's passionate cry meant not, "where are you?" but "why are you a Romeo? A dreaded Montogue and thorn in my father's side?"
My writing could be born of many factors. It could be that I was born under libra and the stars made it so. It could be that I'm a middle child and sought solace in the written word when I couldn't be deemed "the baby" or "the eldest". It could be my heritage. My Italian blood; in that, if you cut me, I ooze passion, not blood.
I'm also a hopeless romantic. Love, to me is the only reason to live and the best reason for dying. It took me many years and countless dates until I finally found my soul mate. Yes, I do believe that soul mates exist. That one person who is your everything. They accept you and love you for all your good and never recoil at your badness. I married him in September of 2010 and when I had "butterflies", they were laced with a "let's get this show on the road" type of anxiety. Never once did the expression "cold feet" apply to me. He is and always will be where my love runs deep.
This website is dedicated to my novel. A story of long lost love, refound. In the spirit of Nicholas Sparks and Richard Paul Evans, I tell it through the male protagonist's eyes. Being female, I found that the passion Peter felt for his love could be more easily pictured through the male's eyes. Or, I suppose, to illustrate that men do love as deeply as many women do. (Think: Juliet).
Is it wrong to cry when you read your own piece? I hope, in fact, that is a sign that others will also fall in love with my characters. Writing is a labor of love. I didn't write "My Love is Deep" for fame or fortune. Yet, if I can move just one other person to tears, I will have accomplished what I was meant to in life. (As cryptic and morbid as that sounds!). My female protagonist is fashioned after myself. I hope that one day my grandchildren will read my book and have an insight as to who grandma was. To me, that is a successful life's goal.
I would like to share love stories, advice and anything love related on this site. I would like people to be able to come here after a bad day at work or after yet another catastrophic blind date and vent before submitting a smile. I would like for people to be able to write their innermost feelings here and eventually form a cyber family with all it's members, glass of vino in hand.
I remember in my youth when I stated that I would never use a computer. That it was a fad and "give me pen and paper and that's all I need". Now I laugh at myself, as I sit at this laptop and thank whoever it was that gave me this outlet to share with the world my passion.
I look forward to being here. I hope you will, too.
Love Deep, always.