Have You Ever Been in Love? Well, that’s a silly question, now isn’t it? Love is everywhere. We can’t walk down the street, read a magazine, or go get a bite to eat without falling in love with someone or something. (Why just yesterday I proclaimed that I loved the new television show “Nashville”. I love it times three.) But have you ever been in love with someone who just wouldn’t go away?
In my new novel Meet Me at the Pond, Missy Lawrence, the narrator experiences exactly those kinds of emotions. She loves her friends, she loves her jobs, she even loves the pretty boys who work at the local bar, but she also suffers because a man she loved years ago still lingers in her mind. She can’t seem to forget him or move on. In truth, she really doesn’t want to cut him out now because he’s become such a valuable friend—what’s a girl to do?
I’ve been in love like this before, and in some ways, I think that we all have. This overwhelming feeling was the inspiration for my work. As you read my novel, I hope that you consider your own life and the decisions that you’ve had to make in order to live it to the fullest. So grab a copy of Meet Me at the Pond, and take a chance by joining Missy and her gang of girlfriends as they explore this crazy little thing called love.
Excerpt from the novel:
A long time ago, I believed in magic. I believed that people could levitate a wooden box. I believed that magicians could read minds. I even believed that little white doves could and would actually fly out of a sleek black scarf.
I lost my appetite for magic the first time someone broke my heart. Naturally, it was not the first time that I had been heartbroken, but it was the first time that someone took my heart, tore it up, and danced on the little pieces. At that moment, I was no longer “Missy Lawrence: Believer of all things magical.” No, no, at that moment, I became “Missy Lawrence: Most likely to fall for it every time.”
Mindy Killgrove is known for writing humor and non-fiction short pieces. She has contributed short stories and poetry to Heidelberg College’s Morpheus Literary Magazine and their annual publication: Laughing through the Tears. Recently, she was published in the Foliate Oak Literary Magazine.
Killgrove’s other writing credits include working for the New London Record and the Heidelberg College Kilikilik newspaper staffs. Currently, she shares her love of writing with youth, serving as the adviser for the student newspaper at the local high school.
Mindy Killgrove attained a bachelor’s degree from Heidelberg College in 2004 and a master’s degree from Bowling Green State University in 2008. She currently lives in Ohio with her husband and two children.