The title story, Mardi Gras Was Over was inspired by a romance between an old friend of mine and the "dangerous" bad boy she fell in love with. I especially loved writing this story because of the way that romance turned out. The Mermaid Shawl is a story I dreamed up while knitting the lace shawl for my first knitting book. I had read about a woman who moved to an island in the Great Lakes and who wound up rescuing a man who was shipwrecked. Sailor's Valentine is a deeply personal story with a paranormal twist that I know to be based on reality.
I find something very satisfying in writing these short stories. I hope you will enjoy reading them.
Also, today, I am interviewed on the lovely Layered Pages blog. Stephanie always asks such interesting questions. Please stop by and visit.
This blog post is part of the April 2012 A-to-Z Blogging Challenge. Thanks for visiting.