In The Wanting Heart, Kate has some amazing friends who support her, love her and drive her crazy–just like friends should. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about friends in fiction and in everyday life. In Kate’s world her friends are so different from her. One is a Hollywood producer, one is a business woman and the other is a special needs educator.
In my life, my friends are as varied as Kate’s. There’s a horticulturalist, a vegan, a lawyer, a photographer, a bartender, a NASCAR fan, a secretary, a doctor, an FBI agent. Wild. Even when I break it down beyond what we do, I’m the only one who has red hair, who has a Masters in English, and who has skin so pale it glows in the moonlight.
We are all so different. On the surface. If we take one step below the surface, we see so many things that are similar: our love of reading, our love of humankind, our spirit of determination, our enjoyment of laughter and of each other. WE are what we have in common. So whether our conversations span across the street, across the state, the nation or the world, we—my friends and I—can find a commonality, a comfort, a feeling of acceptance.
I have made so many new friends as I’ve started this journey of publication, and I am so grateful to say even though we are so very different in everything from zip codes to backgrounds that it is below the surface where our friendship resides. And I am very pleased to count you among them.
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