Granbury is setting for romance book series by author Lori Wilde


Step into Twilight. Sounds like the beginning of a romantic song, or, maybe the feeling you get just before a drug assisted root canal.

In reality, Twilight is author Lori Wilde’s fictional town based on our real life town of Granbury, Texas.

“I had the good fortune to live on the outskirts of Granbury for eight years and the town is as a quaint and quirky as its fictional version of Twilight,” explained Wilde, a Texas writer.

On Valentine weekend, Feb. 15 and 16, everyone in Twilight (Granbury) can join Wilde as she celebrates her Twilight, Texas, romance series with a novella, “The Valentine’s Day Disaster,” written especially for this occasion.

A bit about this quick read: “Event planner Sesty Snow is no fan of hearts, flowers, or goo-goo eyes over dinner. She’s learned to be in control of her life and her emotions. Still, running Twilight’s annual Valentine’s Day bachelor auction is right up her alley – until her high school sweetheart zooms back into town. He’s still heart-stoppingly handsome, but it’s clear he hasn’t changed the daredevil ways that put the brakes on their first love.”

Wilde’s “…Disaster” is Kindle available, and can be digitally signed – check that out – during this love-packed weekend.

Back up a bit. Wilde authored her first short story at age 8, and completed her first novel four years later.

At 16, she submitted a story to Alfred Hitchcock Magazine. Wilde’s manuscript was rejected, but she did receive a handwritten note telling her to keep writing.

Wilde continued to write short stories through her stint as a nursing student at TCU. The rejections continued. Then, her writing teacher suggested she pen a novel.

After just four years, Wilde sold her second completed work to Silhouette Romance under the pseudonym Laura Anthony, the first of 11 under that name.

Not surprisingly, Wilde is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over 70 romance novels. “The First Love Cookie Club,” a Twilight, Texas novel, was on both lists in 2010 for five weeks.

Wilde will be here amongst us in Twilight, sharing her warmth toward Granbury, signing or digitally signing her books and appearing at special events.

During this love-filled weekend, you can also meet “hunks/heroes,” from the book, vote for your favorite “hero” and compete in a photographic scavenger hunt.

Toss your pennies and wishes into the Sweetheart Fountain; stroll the City Beach in the moonlight or relax in a horse-drawn carriage under a canopy of stars.

What better place than Twilight to celebrate with Lori Wilde and cupid’s magic.

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