Saturday, 12 January 2013

How a true romance inspired a story for me

I was going to write this for the RG2E blog but decided a few seconds ago to do it here in conjuction with the current Beach Book Blast blog event going on that features the said romance. The romance is 'A Trouble Shared' and is the third in my Geraldine's Gems series.

Way back in the 90s, when I was working still, it was Christmas. One of the sub-managers (not the real title as I don't want to give them away), had a deadline to get a book finished before the new year. Everyone was away for the break and he couldn't get it done. It stressed  him out. That evening we all went for a meal, but whilst there he broke down into tears. One of the other staff, the manager's secretary, went to comfort him. They hit it off. For during the run up to Christmas break, we saw them get closer to each other, and one time saw them kiss. I based 'A Trouble Shared' on this romance. I don't know how the sub-manager coped with the deadline after that in real life, but the way I imagined he did was what I put in the ebook with the lady helping him.

It was a few years later that they announced the were getting married. Then sometime after that they had a boy, and years later they had a girl. Sad to say, and I know this will spoil the happiness of the tale, but a few years ago they went their separate ways.

So that is the true story around 'A Trouble Shared'. I have offered to give away three copies of the ebook on the blog.


Z said...

Although their story had a sad ending it did work as inspiration.
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Becky said...

Sad that their story didn't work out for them, but your story sounds really good. I'm adding it to my list to get. Thanks for sharing this true romance with us and how it inspired you to write "A Trouble Shared".

Julie Day said...

Hope you enjoy reading it as much as I liked writing it, Becky.