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Sunday, June 21, 2015

Happy Father's Day!

Today I'm thinking about how much my own father sneaked his stories into mine.

My daddy died way too young. But every single Sunday of my life until I left for college, we gathered after church around the dinner table. There were often a few guests. My friend Keith, my own grandmother (always!), Keith's grandmother (frequently) and at least once a month, the preacher came. Oh did those stories flow!

A couple of "dining" scenes from in my first novel,  Glory Be, began directly from those memories.

Last week on Twitter, somebody started a hashtag #iwritehere. It was fun seeing the writing spaces of favorite writers!

This is mine.

Yep. That's Dr. Jack, watching and inspiring me every day!

Happy Father's Day to a real-life character!

1 comment:

Lee Stokes Hilton said...

Love this post. Dr. Jack must have had some powerful mojo to have inspired you so well.