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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Soap Opera Reality Bio to Bs

Most writers steal from real life situations. In our next Emma Wood Novel, Lonestar Lonesome we've included a story from Barry's past.

When Barry was little, he thought his best friend's grandmother, Pearl, was a wise woman. He and his friend would hang out with her for hours and listen to her tell stories and impart "pearls" of wisdom and the meaning of life. She taught them how to change a tire in 17 seconds like they do on NASCAR. She knew who the good and bad wrestlers were and she always kept Barry up to date on her "stories." 

Back in the day before there were reality shows, there were soap operas. Pearl's favorites were All My Children and General Hospital. To Pearl, they weren't just stories, they were real...so real that when Luke and Laura got married on General Hospital, she sent them a wedding gift and no doubt added some of her "pearls" of wisdom on how to have a happy marriage, on the card.

Lonestar Lonesome will be coming out next month. Hope you will check it out and look for our version of Barry's real life story.


  1. I used to watch that show when I was a teenager. I loved it until the Luke and Laura fiasco. Seriously, how do you fall in love and marry the man who raped you? Not my idea of a fairy tale romance.

  2. Hi Debbi,

    I know...and I think some magazine listed them as one of the love stories of the decade. There must be a lot of people with a warped since of romance.

    Thanks for stopping by!