Marching To Your Own Beat
It’s Tuesday, December 7, 2010. The carolers are singing and the weather is turning cool, but not in my debut novel, Come Back to Me. There it’s springtime on a cruise ship. The temperature’s up and the music blasting has nothing to do with the holidays.
Stretched out on a lounger wearing her black bikini is Erin Brady, heroine of Come Back to Me. Right now, she’s soaking up the hot sun’s rays but when not sailing around the picturesque blue-green Caribbean waters, Erin is a Labor and Delivery (L&D) nurse in Tidewater, VA.
Erin is smart, feisty and beautiful. She’s one woman who isn’t afraid to say what she thinks, even in the face of danger. Whether in a bikini or wearing hospital scrubs, Erin is the first to rush to someone’s aid. She often leaps head-long into dangerous situations simply because she cannot stand to see anyone hurting. Unfortunately, she’s also the last to ask for help. Oh and she has a big secret…but to find out what is, you’ll have to read the book.
Today, we’re talking about one of Erin’s favorite charities. The March of Dimes. Safe pregnancies are important to Erin. As a L&D nurse, she understands that despite our advances in science and medicine, there are some women who cannot get pregnant and others who cannot remain pregnant long enough to deliver a full-term baby. Did you know premature birth is the leading killer of newborns in the US?
It’s why Erin and I support the March of Dimes. To learn more information about this amazing organization, founded by Franklin D. Roosevelt go to http://www.marchofdimes.com/.
Have a wonderful day!