Recently, our Harlequin Heartwarming editors held a round table and asked our authors to write more holiday-themed stories - and not just the usual Christmas and Valentine's Day. This got me to thinking about plot for this holiday - could I write a 4th of July romance? More importantly for this blog post, could you?
That's right. Here's a holiday writing challenge for you. Post a romance story idea with a 4th of July theme - it could be totally legit OR tongue in cheek OR pick one of the story ideas I've tossed out below as a favorite.
- A firework vendor falls for a summer day camp counselor, who doesn't notice him until disaster at a 4th of July picnic strikes.
- A veteran doesn't plan to march in the 4th of July parade until a widowed nurse and her disabled son revive his pride in service and thaw his once frozen heart.
- A blind date on the 4th of July looks like a total bust, until the hero and heroine find common ground in their families' histories of service.
Now it's your turn...post/comment below for your chance to win...
Commenters/posters who aren't current Heartwarming authors will be in the running for a Heartwarming book bag and an autographed copy of one of my Heartwarming romances (winner chosen by random.org on Friday, July 8).
Melinda Curtis is an award-winning, USA Today bestseller, who - if you hadn't guessed - likes to put a little fun in her romances. Her latest Harlequin Heartwarming release is A Man of Influence, which features a festival not held on the 4th of July.