Author Marcia King-Gamble knows a few things about romance. After all, she’s been reading them since she was a child.
“I’ve been reading romances since I was six and hiding those books under my mattress,” said King-Gamble who recently re-released her novel Eden’s Dream. “Writing romance is cathartic for me and an escape from a stressful day job. It got me through some of the most challenging times of my life. I can’t think of another genre that I would rather be writing. More importantly I still believe in love.”
Eden’s Dream focuses on a subject King-Gamble knows all too well.
“Eden’s Dream is set in the world of the airline industry. Eden Sommers’ loses her fiancé in a mysterious plane crash. The airline believes it to be pilot error, Eden thinks not, and sets out to investigate the circumstances herself. She meets Noel Robinson, a man on a mission, and one who believes without a doubt, it’s pilot error.
“I spent many years in the travel industry. Since I have a crisis management background, it meant I was dispatched to some exotic and not-so-exotic ports whenever tragedy struck. I dealt with grieving families way before ‘terrorism,’ was a reality. The seed for this plot was planted before 9/11 in the days when flight attendants were expected to do bomb checks on board.”
King-Gamble knows it’s important to get away to recharge, and she encourages others to do the same.
“I have a busy, busy year ahead. After Eden’s Dream I have three books to deliver, and to replenish the well, I’ll be traveling to Europe this summer.
“Many people believe travel is expensive, but that’s simply not true. The key is to pick times of year when flights and hotels are not sky high and deals are yours for the picking. I read somewhere once that the average person spends $10 a day buying lunch. If that lunch is delivered, add another $2 for tip. This means you spend $60 on a work week—$60 x 4 = $240 per month. $240 x 6 months = $1440. Just think if you brought your dinner leftovers for lunch, then in six months you could have a pretty nice vacation. “