Interview with Milou Koenings about I Love You Three
- Why did you write I Love You Three?
Because the characters pretty much insisted!
As I was writing the first Green Pines Romance, Reclaiming Home, I found myself falling in love with Mac and Julie, a young couple who featured briefly in that story. I kept wondering how those two had met. Then I wrote another Green Pines Romance, and there they were again! So when I started hearing from readers how much they liked Julie and Mac as well, so I knew I had to write their story.
- So this is part of a series?
It’s the newest in my Green Pines Romance series, but chronologically, it happens before any of the others. If you want to read them in chronological order, it would be: I Love You Three, The Kampala Peppermint Twist, Reclaiming Home and Sweet Blizzard.
- Was there any one person who was your inspiration for either of the main characters?
I’m not saying! What I will say is Julie’s ex-mother-in-law is nothing like mine. I have an ex-mother-in-law, too, and she is still one of the most wonderful blessings in my life.
- In this book, you deal with post-traumatic stress disorder. What made you tackle this subject?
I grew up in a war zone, falling asleep to the sound of gunfire almost every night. I survived a terrorist attack. So PTSD is something I deal with every day. And I’m surrounded by ex-military men. So to me, it’s more like what took me so long to write about it?
- When do you write? Is it easier to write in the morning or at night?
I’m so busy with my family, I have to write any chance I get, no matter what time it is!