No Skeptics Allowed!


I write romance because I BELIEVE in things. I believe there are more good people than bad. I believe every person has important gifts to offer the world. I believe the world is a place of astonishing beauty, and humans have the ability to enhance that beauty through art, music, architecture, gardening, and countless other ways that inspire open hearts.

But mostly I believe in love.

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The reason I believe.

I need to let you in on my understanding of love. Love is not a visceral, anatomical reaction to another person’s appearance, nor is it some pulsing mental state driven by the ebbs and flows of human hormones. It is the connective “tissue” that binds everything together. It is magnetism. It is covalent bonds. It’s what it means when two people “complete” each other. It’s why parents are so devoted to their children. And yes, it’s why you walk into a pet shop or an animal rescue, and you are drawn to that one animal, or sometimes animals, that are as tightly bound to you as any human family member.

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Never quite seen anything like the way my husband loves Pop.

I hope you’re with me on this. I hope you’re saying “No duh.” If not, that’s okay. You’ll get there. Who knows? Maybe my stories can help.

Now, let’s take it a step further. The Law of Conservation of Mass-Energy says the the amount of matter and and energy in the universe is a constant. The forms that things take can change, can even become energy instead of matter, but it is always present in one form or another. Thus, it’s not a huge leap to believe that a person does not cease to exist when he or she dies. Their energy remains in the world, and so it is possible that we can sense them, particularly if our bonds with them are unbreakable.

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I can’t claim the conservation theory. Lavoisier and Einstein did it first.

That is the heart of Maisie’s List. Maisie is so much a part of Peter, and he of her, that her death leaves him stumbling along with no more purpose than getting through the next day with their children alive and fed. He’ll never move on with his life and find happiness without her until she “pushes” him into it by sending him out to find the other person who can make him whole again.

Leave your skepticism at the door. I believe in love, and I believe it extends in this life and beyond. If you believe it too, or your just want to believe it, then I have a book for you.

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I write romance because I BELIEVE in things. I believe there are more good people than bad. I believe every person has important gifts to offer the world. I believe the world is a place of astonishing beauty, and humans have the ability to enhance that beauty through art, music, architecture, gardening, and countless other ways that inspire open hearts.

But mostly I believe in love.

The reason I believe.

I need to let you in on my understanding of love. Love is not a visceral, anatomical reaction to another person’s appearance, nor is it some pulsing mental state driven by the ebbs and flows of human hormones. It is the connective “tissue” that binds everything together. It is magnetism. It is covalent bonds. It’s what it means when two people “complete” each other. It’s why parents are so devoted to their children. And yes, it’s why you walk into a pet shop or an animal rescue, and you are drawn to that one animal, or sometimes animals, that are as tightly bound to you as any human family member.

Never quite seen anything like the way my husband loves Pop.

I hope you’re with me on this. I hope you’re saying “No duh.” If not, that’s okay. You’ll get there. Who knows? Maybe my stories can help.

Now, let’s take it a step further. The Law of Conservation of Mass-Energy says the the amount of matter and and energy in the universe is a constant. The forms that things take can change, can even become energy instead of matter, but it is always present in one form or another. Thus, it’s not a huge leap to believe that a person does not cease to exist when he or she dies. Their energy remains in the world, and so it is possible that we can sense them, particularly if our bonds with them are unbreakable.

I can’t claim the conservation theory. Lavoisier and Einstein did it first.

That is the heart of Maisie’s List. Maisie is so much a part of Peter, and he of her, that her death leaves him stumbling along with no more purpose than getting through the next day with their children alive and fed. He’ll never move on with his life and find happiness without her until she “pushes” him into it by sending him out to find the other person who can make him whole again.

Leave your skepticism at the door. I believe in love, and I believe it extends in this life and beyond. If you believe it too, or your just want to believe it, then I have a book for you.

Maisie’s List. Love in this life and beyond.

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