Characters in Real Life · Fun Friday · Love, Texas


Fun Friday is a day for … FUN!  I’ll post a variety of pictures, quotes, facts, etc., about characters and places – both real and fictional – that are in the novels I write.  I will then have you either guess something about what I posted, such as what is the name of this location or why do you think a character said this or that in a scene, or I may show pictures of “the real people” for some characters mentioned in my books, or … just whatever floats my boat that Friday!

Let the fun begin!

Whenever I read a book or watch a movie that is inspired by / based on a true story, I always want to know what the “real people” looked like, and compare them to the way characters looked in my mind when I was reading the novel, or the way the actors looked who were cast in the film.

My Christian contemporary romance novel Love, Texas – Population 2 is inspired by the true story of … moi!  It’s inspired by my life as a small-town newspaper reporter, my reunion with my high school sweetheart Gary Freeland, and my faith journey.

In the novel, my character is named Rebekah Stone and my sweetie’s character name is Joel Foster.  The pictures posted here were taken in 1989 of the “real person” Gary Freeland in his senior photo, and me on graduation day.



Once you read Love, Texas – Population 2, make sure and leave a reply and let me know if these images stayed in your mind of what Joel and Rebekah looked like during their teen years, or you pictured the couple on the book cover, or you pictured another couple entirely!

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