Before we get started here, let me tell y’all that what you’re about to read is absolute truth. The absolute, unvarnished truth. I swear it on every one of my Elvis and BTO CDs. Now, let’s get right down to it, y’all just focus your eyes on following sentence:
I was inspiration for male lead in a published romance novel.
Okay, okay, scoff all y’all want. I’m not shooting bull here, I’m shooting just as straight as Annie Oakley. And before I give out name of this book, I need to tell y’all a little about its author and how it all came about.
Trish Jensen is author of book in question. Those of you who read romantic fiction might know her name, as she’s author of several highly popular romance novels, her two latest being “Stuck With You,” and “Against His Will.” Let me also add that Trish (www.trishjensen.com) publishes with Leisure Books, a large New York based publishing house. So Trish is a major league romance author, she’s real deal, a veritable BTO of publishing acumen, and she also happens to be a wonderful judge of character, if I do say so myself.
Trish and I met out in cyberspace several years ago because we both frequented a popular writer’s online group at that time. She writes humor, and I try to, so we became friends. I give Trish a whole lot of credit, she gave me lots of encouragement when I first began writing, and I credit a lot of whatever has happened since directly to her. Friends like her don’t just come along everyday, and I’m very proud of her and her accomplishments.
Now, in order to fully disclose, I feel that I need to tell y’all something else about Trish - she’s a yankee. Yep, I know some of y’all may be in shock over this, and I fully understand, but she’s still a good person. The best thing about Trish is that she realizes that true utopia of United States is right here in South, and on account of that just about all of her books are set here. She’s so good at writing about us that I sometimes wonder if she’s being totally truthful about never having lived here. There’s some Southern blood somewhere in this girl, for sure.