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Maggie Wells | A Sporty Backstory for Love Games
Author Guest / April 30, 2018

When people find out I’ve set my Love Games series in the world of college athletics, they often ask if I played myself. I wish. Like most jock-types, my dreams of glory started early but were met with adversity. I had a Dorothy Hamill haircut and a pink skating dress my big sister sewed for me, but our local ice rink closed just as I was getting my skates under me. My father covered our back yard in asphalt and installed a regulation goal for my five older brothers. I could (and still can) hit a backwards bucket shot from anywhere within the three-point arc. Even in my First Communion dress. Sadly, I topped out at 5′ 4″, which made me an easy mark for any player blessed with greater height. I can’t tell you how many times I swatted air when trying to get at a jump ball in seventh grade. And spiking over a volleyball net? Forget it. I can bump and set with the best of them, but this girl can’t jump. Despite being vertically challenged, my love of all things sporty has never abated. I live for college football season each year. I can bemoan the…

Maggie Wells | Pop Culture Obsession
Author Guest / February 13, 2018

I admit it, I am a pop culture binger. As an author, I’m pretty focused, so I don’t allow myself many distractions when I’m in work mode, but in between projects…watch out, I’m watching! There are a couple shows I do make time for during the week because I have to watch in real time. I can’t stand to be left out. This Is Us I have watched, and bawled, weekly since episode one. I love my hour with the Pearson family each week. I have a rather impatient relationship with Kevin. Most of the time, he aggravates me, but then…there are flashes of greatness. The pushmi-pullyu nature of Kate and Toby’s love affair hits me in all of the feels. Toby may even be creeping past Jack to compete for second billing in my affections. But no one can touch Sterling K. Brown as Randall, as far as I’m concerned. I love him and every one of his neuroses. I love how he loves Beth and the rest of his family. And I am so grateful that the show runners are still allowing us glimpses of William. *sigh* I just love that show. The Voice I keep waiting for…