Well, retirement day for both of us finally arrived and we were beyond excited. I had talked of nothing but writing a book now that I would finally have the time and my husband, bless him, believed I could do anything I set my mind to. And he supported my efforts one hundred percent. However, again life got in the way and this time I let it.
We moved to Texas, a place I had grown to love on our many visits and which has given me the basis for probably ninety percent of my stories. David was a sixth generation Texan, a member of the Sons of the Republic of Texas, and was happy to be “home.” We built our dream house in six acres just outside a small (and I mean small) town in the Texas Hill Country. In fact, if you read my book, Target, the house where my hero lives is our house and the town I describe is that little town.
We moved into our new home and of course spent months decorating it and furnishing it and just enjoying being in Texas. We took a lot of day trips, which gave me background eventually for a lot of my stories. And just enjoyed being together and living life. Our children were all grown, mostly married and (Thank God) gainfully employed so for the first time we could really enjoy just being together.
I had a brand new computer and I fiddled around with it a lot. I was doing research on David’s genealogy a fascinating family story) and a bunch of other things and still saying, “I want to write a book.”
Finally, one day he looked at me and said, “Okay. There’s your chair. There’s your computer. You said you want to write, so write. I’ll give you any help I can.”
So I sat down and wrote.
Only tings didn’t turn out quite as I expected.
Tomorrow: Desiree Holt Day Five
Desiree Holt’s writing is flavored with the rich experiences of her life, including a long stretch in the music business representing every kind of artist from country singer to heavy metal rock bands. For several years she also ran her own public relations agency handling any client that interested her, many of whom might recognize themselves in the pages of her stories. She is twice a finalist for an EPIC E-Book Award, a nominee for a Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award, winner of the first 5 Heart Sweetheart of the Year Award at The Romance Studio as well as twice a CAPA Award for best BDSM book of the year, winner of two Holt Medallion Awards of Merit, multiple winner of the Whipped Cream Book of the Week Award and is published by five different houses. Romance Junkies said of her work: “Desiree Holt is the most amazing erotica author of our time and each story is more fulfilling then the last.”