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12/21/2011 12:13:56 PM
Mia Like Crazy Released!
Wow. I can't express how relieved and happy I am for this book to finally be published.
Mia Like Crazy was the first book of my heart, begun during the darkest time in my life. The only serious book I've written so far, it means so much to me because of the people close to me who shared many of Drew and Mia's struggles.
Although I set it in the framework of a traditional marriage-of-convenience romance novel, the theme is more in line with movies like As Good As It Gets or Benny and Joon. These stories ask the questions, "Can two damaged people find enough left in themselves to care for each other? How can they possibly be good for each other?"
This book was reread and rewritten or edited over a hundred times in the past 9 years. As I learned more as a writer, I wanted to make it the best that it could be. Of course, I hope I don't turn out to be the only one in the world who "feels it," but even if that's the case, it was a labor of love.
I'm really going to miss Drew and Mia, to tell you the truth. I feel a little teary-eyed, kind of like when my daughter got her driver's license and drove away alone for the first time.
For those of you who read Mia Like Crazy, I've written blogs with extra information not found in the book. It contains lots of spoilers, so don't read it beforehand. You can find these by clicking the Book Extras category on the left side of this page.
I hope you enjoy Mia Like Crazy!