Shortly after my chance happening in the gymnasium, I found myself romantically involved with someone who was a member of the team. Though this occurred purely by coincidence, perhaps I'd willed it into being as the man I was then dating encouraged me to join the team as well. We competed in one competition together, and though we did get call-backs in a couple of dances, I soon decided that without formal training, (or any training, for that matter) I didn't possess the skills it took to make it in the world of dance, and so I locked my passion in a box and stuck it on the shelf. In fact, I didn't take it out again until years later, when I was writing the Rabourn Theater Series. Like myself, Victoria Morrow, heroine in A Sultry Performance, possesses a great passion for dancing. But unlike me, Victoria learns to dance at a very young age and through the hardships she endures during her very challenging life, dancing is the thing that keeps her grounded. The people around her may come from more privileged backgrounds, but Victoria knows who she is. Dancing plays a large part in that. Though she is forced to work as an exotic dancer to support herself, she also dances on the stage of Rabourn Theater, and through a tremendous amount of work and dedication, she makes her dreams come true.
Shortly after I completed A Sultry Performance, I found true love of my own. And irony to end all ironies, the man I fell in love with is a dancer as well! In his own words, Bill told me, "You dance so you can have someone to share it with." And that is exactly what we're doing!
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