New Book – FOREVER

My new book “Forever” is almost ready to go to print.  Before I send it off I wanted to tell you a little bit about my two main characters who’ve become my friends. I’ve cried for them and hoped for them, lost sleep for them and prayed they could be happy.  What happened to them, no one should ever have to live through, but so often do.

Have you ever experienced, or had a friend or a relative who experienced love at first sight? Raven and Harrison did.  Raven walked into the room and there he stood.  Their eyes met and in that very moment she knew, she would love and want him forever.  The meeting had the same effect on Harrison. This is their story about love at first sight, a love destined to be one that lasted FOREVER.

Forever had more than a few bumps along the road of life. Due to circumstances caused by Harrison’s father the couple were torn apart for more than twenty years; trying to find each other proved futile and life went on. For over twenty years they lived their lives without each other.  One married and one didn’t. Raven had a daughter and Harrison, a son by his deceased wife.

So cruelly separated for over two decades what will happen when once again they meet?  I believe the following poem by Arthur L. Gillom tells exactly what Raven and James meant to each other and what will happen when once again they look into each other’s eyes.


I want you when the shades of eve are falling

And purpling shadows drift across the land;

When sleepy birds to loving mates are calling –

I want the soothing softness of your hand.

I want you when the stars shine up above me,

And Heaven’s flooded with the bright moonlight;

I want you with your arms and lips to love me

Throughout the wonder watches of the night.

I want you when in dreams I still remember

The ling’ring of your kiss—for old times’ sake—

With all your gentle ways, so sweetly tender,

I want you in the morning when I wake.

I want you when the day is at its noontime,

Sun-steeped and quiet, or drenched with sheets of rain;

I want you when the roses bloom in June-time;

I want you when the lilacs come again.

I want you when my soul is thrilled with passion;

I want you when I’m weary and depressed;

I want you when in lazy, slumberous fashion

My senses need the haven of your breast

I want you when through field and wood I’m roaming;

I want you when I’m standing on the shore;

I want you when the summer birds are homing—

And when they’ve flown—I want you more and more.

I want you dear, through every changing season;

I want you with a tear or with a smile;

I want you more than any rhyme or reason—

I want you, want you, want you—all the while.

           Arthur L. Gillom