I love reading the dedications found in books almost as much as I love writing them. Each dedication, no matter how flippant, is deeply personal to me.
The first novel I published was dedicated to a dear friend of mine, who has a love for stories that contain a twist in the plot. The second novel I published was dedicated to my son, who is the reason that I do anything.
As for this novel, Caleb’s Song is dedicated to an actual person called Caleb, who once upon a time, wore a pair of skinny black jeans. I thought that they looked as sexy as hell, and it got me thinking about what kind of person would wear skinny black jeans.
I decided that they would obviously have to be a musician, a guitarist, the centre of the show, someone who would have women falling at his feet. The more that I thought about it, the more that the character of Caleb Roman formed in my head.
There would have to be something there though, some reason that would make a woman stay past a single night, some substance to Caleb. So, I took away his ability to sing, to play music, his very identity, and made him rediscover who he really was inside.
Once he discovered who he was, everything else just fell into place.
Caleb’s Song is out 20 December 2020, in paperback and eBook.