Monday, August 1, 2011

Diagnosis, Love - Thoughts

Hi everyone!

I just wanted to share a few things that have been on my mind about Diagnosis, Love - my paranormal romance.

Writing Diagnosis, Love gave me the chance to address several issues in my life and wrap everything up into a neat short tale. Melanie Marr's leukemia reflected the frustration, helplessness and fear I felt when my brother was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. (Although he was initially given a 30-40% chance of survival, after following chemotherapy and radiation treatments he's been cured for several years now.)

I regularly give blood and urge everyone to do so. As the slogan says: It's in you to give! Melanie Marr represents all those phlebotomists I've met at the blood clinics over the years, and it was my small way of paying them back for their dedicated service.

Then it just seemed right to have a doctor fall in love with one of his dying patients, especially when that patient also happens to be a health professional. Jakob Farkas filled that role perfectly. The fact that he's an immortal vampire, or claims to be one, gives a dying woman desperate hope for a new life.

Finally, I'm also an art fanatic, and the caves in Lascaux have always intrigued me, ever since I was old enough to look through art history books, yeah, I'm talking about Gombrich, Gardner and Jansen. Who were these ancient artists who felt compelled to draw on the cave walls and ceilings? So, of course, I just had give my explanation and to also set the climax of the Diagnosis, Love in one of the caves!

That's it. Just some thoughts on a hot summer day.

For those of you who haven't read it yet, I hope you will take a look at Diagnosis, Love.

Available from Noble Romance Publishing.

Ingrid, ;-)


Sarah Ballance said...

This one is on my list, Ingrid! Great behind the scenes peek at your book. I think it's INCREDIBLE your brother beat those odds! What a heartwarming story. You gave me a life today. ;c)

J.S. Wayne said...

The stories behind the stories always fascinate me, and this one bumped you up several notches on my TBR list!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the heartfelt comments Sarah and J.S. I thought it would be nice to pull the curtain back a bit and show what's back there. They say to write about what you know, right? I don't know about you, but writing always makes me realize that I know more than I think. :-)