At the age of five, Sonya Kate Childers knew she wanted to become a writer. Through a contest, her short stories were printed in the local newspaper. It wasn't until Sonya saw her first "by-line" in print she knew what her destiny would be.
Sonya met her husband Bert, when he was working as a part-time bouncer and she was an underage drinker trying to get into the club. When Bert asked for identification, she told him she'd lost it. Bert replied, "How about I let you in if you give me your phone number?" Sonya's response? "How about you let me in and I'll give you the rest of the evening to try and get my phone number?" Two weeks later the couple had their first date, and have now been married for seventeen years. Their relationship has survived financial hardship, debilitating illnesses, rough times and tragedy.
In Sonya's limited spare time, say the word, "beach" and she is there. She and her family frequent Galveston, Texas. Sonya's favorite charity is St. Jude's Children's Hospital. The Childers family is also active in SOS America. a nonprofit charity that supports American troops in Iraq and in military hospitals.
Rebecca Roberts hasn't been the same since her high school sweetheart and musical soul mate, Jason Engles, walked out of her life to follow the bright lights of Nashville. She's tried to move on — half-heartedly experiencing the dating scene and doing her best to live a life free of her mother's shadow — but it isn't until Jason returns to perform at a benefit concert and she's pulled up onto the brightly lit stage and into his arms that she truly comes alive again.
It should be a simple matter of happily ever after, but life has a few surprises for Rebecca and nothing is as easy as it seems. Falling back on the support of loved ones, her own blossoming songwriting career and some good ol' Texas grit, Rebecca and Jason do their best to survive the stormy tides that threaten to destroy their perfect dream.
Special Bonus Gift for purchasers of Tides of Time! Free CD of Steve Azar's new song, "Lay Your Heart Next To Mine". Details in book.