Marji Laine

I Love a Good Mystery!

First Dates: Dana Mentink

kiss silhouette tightThe love story blooming in my second book, Grime Wave, inspired me to explore some first dates by some of the best in Christian fiction romance and suspense. Before I put them on the spot, I shared one of my experiences HERE.

Today, Award-winning suspense author (and Suspense Sister) Dana Mentink will share the details of one of her first dates with us! And make sure you read about her newest book, Sailing in Style!

Dana’s Story

head shotFirst date? Let’s see if I can remember back that far. Ah, I know! It involved a fake rabbit and a ratty bathrobe in fetching shade of green. I first encountered my husband during rehearsals for a play, The Velveteen Rabbit, to be specific.

Our strange date? Sipping coffee, wearing our bathrobes, pretending to be husband and wife to a preteen boy we’d never met before! Weird, huh? Several years later, we actually were husband and wife, though to my knowledge we’ve never had a stuffed rabbit come to life, and we had two girls, nary a boy in sight.  Since we just celebrated our 20th anniversary, I am thinking these roles are going to stick. Isn’t that a strange way to meet your mate?
Sailing in Style

Don’t Miss Dana’s Latest!

In my newest book, Sailing in Style, there are also some theatrical shenanigans, when Piper Brindle, an actress aboard the River King steamboat, comes face to face with the  former love of her life, Cy Franco. Find out what silliness ensues, for our love-struck couple aboard an historic vessel with plenty secrets of its own.

Your Turn: I have to tell you, I’m loving Sailing in Style, and Dana’s story of pretend made me laugh! Here’s a question: Did you and a date ever pretend to be someone you weren’t? Oh, I hope at least one of you did! I want to hear about it!

Author: Marji Laine

Marji is a recently "graduated" homeschooling mom whose twin girls have blessed her by sticking around the nest for a little longer. She spends her days directing the children’s music program at her church and working with the authors of Write Integrity Press to put out the best possible version of their books. Raised in suburban Dallas, she got her first taste of writing through the stories of brilliant authors of their day, Mignon Eberhart and Phyllis A. Whitney, and through stage experience. After directing and acting in productions for decades, Marji started writing her own scripts. From that early beginning, she delved into creating scintillating suspense with a side of Texas sassy. She invites readers to unravel their inspiration, seeking a deeper knowledge of the Lord’s Great Mystery that invites us all.

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