Sharing Heartbreaks and Success

Denise Ann Stock
Denise Ann Stock Author Interview

Random Summer Storms follows the Conners family to Florida where they weather the storm of life together. What were some sources that informed this books development?

I looked up the history of the city of Jacksonville before I started to write this story. I also talked with different people and asked them to share some of the pivotal moments in their lives that made them strong or broke them down. Listening to people and sharing heartbreaks and successes inspired this book.

The relationship between Dee and Ian is an interesting one. What were some obstacles you felt were important to their development?

It is important to me that people relate to my characters, that they believe the character as real. I wanted them to seem perfect but not at the same time.

This was an interesting book that felt more like a memoir. Was there anything from your own life that you used in the novel?

My husband and I have kids and we did move from California to Florida. My style of writing is to narrate as if I am the character. People often ask me if I am Dee. We have had family drama over the years as most families do. Fortunately not at this level. I dedicated the book to my nephew who died of a drug overdose. I incorporated a fictional family to bring awareness to this crisis in America.

This is book three in your series. What can readers expect in book four?

Action and Adventure. I think the Connors need to Travel…

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Life can sometimes be a collection of random storms that we must weather, like ships at sea. Families maneuver these storms throughout their lives.
Ian and Dee Conner share the storms their family members experience in this third book of a series. The Conners are a close-knit family of five who live in a beach community, enjoying surfing, biking, and doing what most families do. Together they weather some tumultuous storms.
The couple tried to run from a big storm they created in California, moving to the east coast of Florida to start over and raise their family. They shut away the skeletons of their past, never telling anyone their secrets.
Other skeletons appear on both sides of Ian and Dee’s family trees, but often these skeletons (storms) are what bring families together.
Eventually, Ian and Dee realize that nothing can stop a raging storm: They must face the past to have a future. Their family and children must chart their own course in life. It may not always be what they hoped, but one day the storm will end, and the waters will calm. That is, until the next Random Summer Storms.

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