Para sa tunay na Kendall at Dru. I’m still your love team’s biggest fan. Make it real 😀
Ever, Ever After
Sa palagay ni Drusilla, may sumpa ang pangalan niya. Dahil pinangalan siya sa ugly stepsister ni Cinderella, malamang walang napipintong happy ever after ang love story niya. Dumagdag na ebidensya na hindi pa siya nagkakanobyo sa edad niyang twenty-six. So what? I-e-enjoy na lang niya ang pagiging single at gagawa ng pagkakaabalahan. Bilang bahagi ng ‘Operation: Happiness’ niya, nagtungo siya sa Sanctuary Zoo at nag-volunteer doon.
Ngunit nalimutan niya ang sumpa sa sarili na hindi maghahanap ng lalaki nang makilala si Kendall, isang veterinarian. Naisip niyang masarap lang kiligin pero wala siyang expectations.
Single forever na nga siya, di ba? Hindi para sa kanya ang happy ever after….
- This story has been inspired by a visit to the Manila Zoo. Dr. Kendall was inspired by a pic I took of an unknown animal handler. I actually took the pic because I thought the Mr. Talikodgenic manong looks like Mac from behind.
- Kendall is based on a guy whose name starts with a D, and Dru is based on a girl whose name starts with a K 😀
- After I finished writing Ever, Ever After, I sent an e-mail to my friend, K who is the real Dru, and asked her for visual pegs for both hero and heroine. She gave me Shirota Yuu and Jessica Gomes who actually reminds me of her and her sister in real life 😀
- I’ve always wanted to write a story with a heroine named Drusilla. It’s a bit of a challenge to give someone with a name that doesn’t sound fairytale-ish a happily ever after.
- Doc Kendall is supposed to be the brother of one of my other characters, except they don’t seem to look anything alike. I’d still try to work on it but I’ll let you know if I went on with it. The other manuscript has been finished, submitted and accepted, and the two characters have the same surname, but I didn’t mention Kendall in that book. We’ll see.
- Obviously, this book’s title came from the song Ever, Ever After by Carrie Underwood from the Enchanted soundtrack.
- I actually enjoyed writing this book. It was so simple and… well, light. After a whole 12-book series where I had to plan terrorist attacks and rescues, writing something this simple was fun and relaxing. I’d definitely write for MSV Lite again.