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Today is what life is all about, people: LOVE. And it’s not always romantic love—just love in general. I’ve spent years writing books with love as a core theme. Love for a father, a mother, a grandmother, a grandfather; love for a daughter or son; love for one’s work; love for dear friends; love for life; and letting go of one love to begin another.
We’ve all been there. We’ve experienced euphoric relationships and devastating ones. We’ve felt the waves of a new love and the crushing sensation of a broken love.
People often ask me how much of “me” goes into the writing of my books. I’m sure it’s not surprising to hear an author say that a lot of herself is in the writing. It may not be the exact same situation or characters, but the feelings or imagined feelings of the story are easy to write when you’ve experienced something similar. Frighteningly similar.
On this Valentine’s Day—February 14, 2020—remember your loved ones. The ones who lift you up. The ones who give you hugs and kisses. The ones who tell that you can do it, even when it seems like an uphill battle. Valentine’s Day is all about LOVE. ALL those we LOVE.
Stephanie Verni is Professor of Communication at Stevenson University. She has authored five works of fiction and one academic text on Event Planning. Her character-driven books are typically set in Maryland to showcase the beauty of her state. Connect with her on Instagram at stephanie.verni or on Twitter at @stephverni. Or, visit her Amazon page at Stephanie Verni, Author.