Shannon here: Elizabeth Maddrey shares insight into her real life romance, plus a chance to win an e-book copy of her latest contemporary romance, Muffins & Moonbeams. Comment on this post to enter the drawing. Deadline: March 25th, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Elizabeth:
Keeping the Romance Alive by Elizabeth Maddrey:
My husband and I met in college in the early 1990s. Back then (I’m told by my kids that I have to phrase it this way to indicate the passage of a large amount of time 🙂 ) we used to spend a lot of time listening to CDs together while we studied. One of our favorites was Wide Eyed Wonder by The Choir. Over the years, music has continued to be something we enjoy sharing, though I’d like to think we’ve grown with the times. Sometimes I’ll text him a link to a YouTube video for a sappy and romantic song. He’ll often respond in kind. And we’ll go back and forth throughout the day sending little musical love notes that make me smile.
In January of this year, we were sitting in the basement together as we often do once the kids are in bed and he asked me if I had a password for a particular ticket website. I asked him what he was looking at and he just smiled and said he wanted to check something. So, okay, I looked up the password and gave it to him. And I really didn’t think much about it until the next day when I was checking my email and I saw a confirmation from that website in there. Given that he’d used my account, I didn’t have any qualm about opening it up before I forwarded it to him, and I have to say my heart did a little extra pitty pat when I saw what it was.
See, The Choir is going on tour this spring, and the album they’re touring is Wide Eyed Wonder. And hubby got us tickets to the small local venue they’ll be visiting. They’ve been a band I’ve always thought would be fun to see in concert, but never figured on that happening (I’ll be honest, as much as I loved them in college, I’d lost track of them in the intervening years and figured they weren’t around anymore.) But he remembered.
Now I think I’ll scoot and go find a song to send him on YouTube. Just because I love him.
About Elizabeth: Elizabeth Maddrey began writing stories as soon as she could form the letters properly and has never looked back. Though her practical nature and love of math and organization steered her into computer science for college and graduate school, she has always had one or more stories in progress to occupy her free time. When she isn’t writing, Elizabeth is a voracious consumer of books and has mastered the art of reading while undertaking just about any other activity. She loves to write about Christians who struggle through their lives, dealing with sin and receiving God’s grace.
Elizabeth lives in the suburbs of Washington D.C. with her husband and their two incredibly active little boys. She invites you to interact with her:
About the book – Muffins & Moonbeams: Malachi Baxter is happy to hide in the background and manage the business-end of the family bakery. He’d much rather live in the online world of computer games where he can explore the galaxy and no one has to know he’s deaf.
Ursula Franks designs websites during the day and spends her evenings battling alien races online where relationships are easy and uncomplicated. When she agrees to design a website for the local Community Supported Bakery, she has no idea that Malachi is the real man behind her online persona’s best friend and her own secret crush.
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Question for Readers: Are you a music lover? If so, what’s your favorite genre or who’s your favorite singer or band?