Florence Witkop's imagination is wide-ranging and takes readers from small towns to the depths of space and into the realm of fantasy, with stories that invoke and celebrate the wonder -- and the fun -- and the surprises -- of life and romance.
Florence has been an elementary teacher, an IT person, has owned (with her husband and 5 kids) a family-friendly resort in northern Minnesota, and at present is helping make and sell fudge and fudge-filled treats, a family business she joined after her husband passed that started with the family recipe for Christmas fudge.
Most of all, though, Florence is a writer and has been ever since driving through near-blizzard conditions to the school where she taught first grade while thinking how she’d always intended to become a writer. Being a sensible person, when the school year ended, she said goodbye to teaching, became a full-time, professional writer and has never looked back.
Since that fateful decision, she’s been a ghost writer, written confession stories, done editing, written advertising copy, written some non-fiction articles, written literary and science-fiction short stories, written both novellas and novels, and won the only literary contest she ever entered, becoming Minnesota’s Region 2 Literary Person of the Year.
When the bricks and mortar publishing industry went bankrupt and her paychecks went up in smoke, like many other writers she made the transition to electronic media, eventually ending up in the absolute best place of all, Winged Publications, where she writes for both Forget Me Not Romances and Take Me Away Books. In this clean and Christian-oriented market, she can write the romances she likes to read. Like Alfred Hitchcock, whose characters were intentionally normal, middle-class people, Florence’s characters, too, are happy and well-adjusted and not looking for love but somehow, love finds them anyway.
The Man From Yesterday:
When Cynthia Hickey of Forget Me Not Romances sent out a call for time-travel novellas, I couldn’t respond fast enough! The plot came quickly and easily. Then I sat down to write --- and discovered that if I wanted to write about life a hundred years ago, I’d have to actually know something about that time!
I was a history major and loved it but when I write I just want to hop in and tell the story. But I persevered and this is the result:
The Man From Yesterday is the kind of romance I like to write: two nice, normal people falling in love in spite of themselves, with the caveat that in this story they were born a hundred years apart.
It’s quick read novella with a surprise ending.
And incidentally, if you check out the cover and notice the golden glow suffusing everything, that’s not artistic license on the part of the cover artist. That glow presages the next hop through time and is part of that surprise ending.
The Man From Yesterday-
When Carey finds an unconscious man among the wildflowers on her farm, he awakens knowing only his name and what her farm was like a hundred years ago. He’s clearly suffering from amnesia so she offers him a place in her home, not dreaming how important he’ll become both to her business and her heart.
But, as his memory returns and they find themselves falling in love, they realize that he’s from the past. He traveled in time. And may do so again, at any moment and against his will, separating the new lovers forever. Unless they can stop it.
Can anyone stop time?
The Man From Time sounds like a wonderful read.
Thank you Florence for being on Monthly Smiles.
Readers, here is the buy link and social media links.
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LINKS TO MY BLOG, FACEBOOK AND TWITTER
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