romance Posts

On Writing: Cry in the Night

 

The following interview is with Lance Jay, author of A Cry in the Night. Jay has written numerous books under different names. This work is available in eBook and paperback. This recent work is a romantic suspense story.  Click here to order your copy.

Q: Where did the idea of this work originate?

A: I live in a tourist town where undocumented workers can be quite vulnerable to exploitation by unscrupulous business owners. I heard about a practice in which student workers are invited for “internship opportunities.” Before they come, they sign away their rights to fair wages, etc. for “free” room and board.  Originally, this was intended as a way of giving students internship/study possibilities. However, it can be abused and used as a way of getting cheap work and providing really hazardous living conditions. One of our local churches is working to put a stop to this practice.

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Love Gone Wrong

Congratulation to Beth Wilkes of Alabama & Dorcie Tracy of Oregon. They are the winners of Leigh Anne’s book. Thanks to all who entered. 

The wedding was perfect in every way. Lovely flowers. Lovely dress. Lovely bride.

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Their church family was there. The cousins came, too. It was a big-to-do. This wedding. This love of theirs. Jennifer’s mama and daddy couldn’t have been more proud, more happy. It is the dream of parents  who have had good marriages and even those who have had not so good marriages. That their children will grow up and find lasting love, a companion, somebody to share in the joys and the trials.

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The County

2015

 

We were tucked into a couple of chairs at the corner diner. A wood stove burned hot in the far north corner. In the far south corner sat a gaggle of men swapping stories. The young ones wore blue jeans, fleece-lined jackets and baseball caps stained with diesel fluids. The older ones wore facial stubble, coveralls with red quilted-lining, and felt cowboy hats, also stained with diesel fluids.

A poster of a veteran leaning, head down, on the Vietnam Memorial Wall hung on wall near the register. All the other walls were covered with plaques of athletes from the Wapiti League, some dating back to 1976. Cross-country runners with David Cassidy hair-does and all-girl basketball teams, beneficiaries of Title IX and the mothers and grandmothers who earned it for them.

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