Meet Ren Morello!
January 25, 2018
This was originally published a few years ago, but I thought I would share it again.
Today I wanted to feature the hero from my first ever released book Grace Under Pressure. Ren is the local sheriff of a small Texas town with a wicked sense of humor and a bone-deep goodness that makes a girl all gooey, especially our heroine Grace. He meets me in Cannon’s busiest restaurant, the Wagon Wheel. He is wearing snug fitting jeans and a blue denim shirt. He’s a tall man, most of it leg, with chocolate brown eyes and short, military cut black hair.
Mel: Thanks for taking time off today. I know being a small town sheriff keeps you hopping.
REN: smiles Yeah, I thought it would be easy to step into the job, easy work. But, when you are the head cop in a small town, everyone knows your name. And, unfortunately, your phone number.
Mel: It must have been a big change after working with big city crime.
REN: Yeah. I pretty much know everyone’s name here, so not much happens I don’t know about. Of course, that is a pro and con all wrapped up into one thing.
Mel: How so?
REN: The pro is that I recognize a stranger, someone out of place. When I lived in the city, everyone was a stranger. But then, that can be good in certain areas. Here, they know where I live, know my cell, and I know entirely too much about their personal lives.
Mel: Personal lives?
REN: You cannot be the sherriff and not know who is doing whom, if you get my drift.
Mel: I laugh Believe me, I understand that completely. So, what has been going on with you and Grace since you got married.
REN: Not much. Grace’s book about the whole situation that brought us together was a USA Today best seller for nonfiction. And, we are expecting our first kiddo, due in August.
REN: nodding Yeah, I got read the riot act on that one. August, hot and right when school starts. But, I don’t think she really cares. She is a fat and happy pregnant woman.
Mel: Oh, you just called her fat.
REN: She’s pregnant.
Mel: I cross my arms and smirk. You think she will care.
REN: Damn. I bet you’re right. I’ll just make sure she doesn’t read this.
Mel: Really, you think you can keep her from getting online?
REN: Smiles and winks at me. I have my ways of distracting her, believe me.
Mel: I laugh Well, I will let you get back to work, I can imagine you have a lot to do.
REN: Nods Yep, and soon Mrs Janey will be calling I’m sure.
Mel: Thanks for meeting with me.
REN: Anytime, darling.