I wrote my latest book “Empress of the Seven Hills” while my husband was deployed to the Persian Gulf. I ended up writing him into the book, in a way – my hero bears more than a passing resemblance to the man I married, though I didn’t realize this until it was pointed out to me. And at first I denied it.
Husband: (raising an eyebrow) “So it’s a complete coincidence that both your husband and your fictional hero are tall, freckled, left-handed, short-tempered, adrenaline-junkie military men who snore like a chain-saw, can’t sit still without one foot jittering, and have a habit of pissing off superiors?”
Thank goodness my husband is back home now, as unscathed as my fictional hero – and I wrote about both of them in the last issue of Milspouse Magazine, under the monthly feature “My Military Romance.” Pick up an issue on any base, or just click here! And thanks again to Milspouse Magazine, and military husbands and wives everywhere.