By Christie Walker Bos - 2007-10-12
In the new romantic novel, The Write Man for Her, the love interest is a reclusive wheelchair-bound professor who teaches classes virtually from a houseboat in Marina Del Rey. Placing her main character in a wheelchair meant extra research for writer Christie Walker Bos as to what her character could and couldn't do.
"I had a great resource in an online para chat room and one gentleman in particular, Roundfeet, was most helpful regarding the physical limitations of my character both in every day life situations and especially in the bedroom. After all, this is a romance and like any good romance there will be a bedroom scene eventually," explained Walker Bos.
Placing her character Professor Wilson on a houseboat was also something different. Trips to Marina Del Rey to check the feasibility of someone in a wheelchair being able to live on a houseboat uncovered a man who was doing just that. His houseboat had been modified and he lived in an area of the marina where wheelchair accessible ramps had been installed.
Writing the story was easier than finding a publisher. Many of the companies were leery about a romance with a disabled main character. Finally an E-book publisher called Cerridwen Press decided to take a chance and The Write Man For Her was published as an E-book in July of 2007. Print versions are due out 9 to 12 months later.
The Write Man for Her
"The Write Man for Her"
Creative writing professor Brant Wilson is intrigued by one of his online students, Jessica Singer. She seems more worldly than most of his students and has a penchant for arguing with him over just about everything, which he finds oddly enjoyable. But when she asks to meet with him in person to discuss her grades he immediately refuses. He never meets with his students face to face. Never.
Undeterred, Cath hatches a harebrained plan to find the reclusive professor. When the plan actually works, Jessica uncovers the "real" reason the professor doesn't meet with his students. Stunned by her discovery, Jessica must decide if she'll listen to her head or her heart when it comes to determining if Professor Brant Wilson is the right man for her.