Today we are featuring Author Stan Crowe as a part of a virtual tour of his new book Love Spell
he is Here with us and we will be having a lot of chit-chat but first let me introduce you to him
Four years later, Brigham Young University awarded him with a Bachelors of Science in civil and environmental engineering. He then he spent several years designing homes, prescribing work for bridges, and even exploring the mortgage industry.
In the midst of all this, he produced two science fiction anthologies in 2006 and 2007. In 2012, Breezy Reads Publishing picked up his romantic comedy The Cinderella Project. And thus he transformed himself from Captain Kirk into Don Juan.
Stan lives with his wife, children (final count to be determined) and two cats in Utah.
I’m still getting used to the idea of being a published author. I first determined I wanted to be published back in 2006, but I sat on the idea until 2011 before finally completing the manuscript for my first novel, The Cinderella Project. That story was published a year later. Love Spell is my second book, hence the fact that this is still new to me.
I find that I very much enjoy it.
Love Spell was an almost accidental evolution of several ideas. It started with the idea of “guy who can’t get a date,” becoming “the King Midas of love.” Nothing super unique, but it got personal when it became clear that something from my youth would make for a good plot.
So it was that the high school relationship of Clint and Lindsay came into being, based heavily on my own interactions with a girl I had known during my senior year. I hadn’t been as kind to her as I should have been.
Books mean a great deal to me for several reasons. Human beings are both social creatures, and creatures of tradition and history. Books are a time-honored method of both transmitting traditions to future generations, and entertaining others.
Telling stories is what we do. Stories are built around a central conflict and show how the characters resolve it. Everyone has problems, and we find value in learning from others who have solved their issues (or at least confronted those issues). Even comedic tales, such as this one, can be teaching tools.
Books are important because they and their messages can become immortal. How many of great classics live on long after those who penned them have been laid to rest? How much of ourselves have we seen in stories that may have been written before our great grandparents had been born? Books guard the tales that deserve to last, and often do it better than our poor memories.
The written word, I think, is vital to culture around the world.
My publisher approached me about rolling my first three books—all stand-alone works—into a single brand. Considering that I weave heavy elements of comedy into my romances, the phrase “Comedy of Love” made perfect sense, not to mention being easy for readers to remember. It also has a bit of a Shakespearean ring to it which I think is nice.
And let’s face it—sometimes love is funny. When people ask me for marital/relationship advice I don’t tend to give much. But what I do give almost always includes finding a spouse with a complementary sense of humor. My ability to laugh with my wife has sustained our marriage through some difficult times.