Throughout my reading life the characters I've loved the most were those driven by a longing for something better. So, as a writer, I've tried to create characters driven by purpose. Clair and Pio long for adventure, Baptiste longs for self-respect, Gabe longs for love, Peter longs for God. In my newest novel, Depraved Heart, now available in paperback and digital, all three of the main characters are driven by yearning. Anjelica, the "poor little rich girl", yearns for a family. Tempest, the tormented empath, longs for inner peace. Syd, the strong stoic, yearns, too, though we are not sure for what and that forms the core of the story.
Of course, I, as a writer, long to write good books -- books that people will enjoy and think about and remember. It is an endless journey but a good one, a journey filled with purpose and joy.
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