I wrote Stormy Weather after finishing French Kissing and before launching into the first draft of the novel I’m still working on (almost done!) and, between long projects, it’s always such a joy to create something short and sweet (especially for someone with a short attention span like me.)
I got the idea for the story after returning from Da Nang in Vietnam, where I spent five days with my wife and mother-in-law under threatening skies, wrapped in warm sweaters, drinking too much (and playing pool) because, in a place like that, there’s really not much else to do.
What if two strangers met in a rainy resort? Those were the exact words in my notebook (i.e. Evernote, because who actually still writes things down in notebooks that don’t even light up in the dark?), and bam, a new story was conceived of.
Here’s the blurb for Stormy Weather:
Nic’s soul-searching getaway at a Vietnamese beach resort is turning into a rain soaked disappointment… until she meets Charlie, who teaches Nic that the storm raging inside of her doesn’t have to last forever.
If you’ve read any of my books, you know I’m a big fan of using storm metaphors for (approaching) climaxes and this story allowed me to take that to the next level. 😉
Also: special thanks to my wife who designed the cover.