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coffee mug 2Before I became a writer, I was a reader. To rephrase that: I’ve always been a writer, but didn’t always know I was a writer, so let’s go with that. However, I’m still a reader.

Opening a book for the first time and seeing a quote means something to me. When I began writing my first book, I wanted a quote too. At that early stage in my writing career, I didn’t know the rules for using quotes, so I skipped using a quote in my first two books.

As I learned more about writing, I realized I still wanted to use a quote in the beginning of my books. My first book with a quote was Howdy, Ma’am from the Bull Rider Series. It wasn’t like I searched and searched for a quote for this book, although on occasion I’d browse. When I came across one in particular, I knew it was the perfect quote for this book. Here it is, and thank you again, Robert.

You will not find a soulmate in the quiet of your room. You must go to a noisy place and look in the quiet corners.”
~ By Robert Brault

Well, come on now… Quiet corners? Bull Riding? Yes! Readers of the book will understand this. This quote is perfect for Howdy, Ma’am. Mr. Brault, how did you know?

A reviewer mentioned this quote in a review.

…The hero and heroine were both hurting, with scabs not scars, and they needed healing. I loved how they provided that for one another. The absolute best part was the emotional connection between Caulder and Velia. The quote the author used at the very beginning, said so much about the story – “You will not find a soulmate in the quiet of your room. You must go to a noisy place and look in the quiet corners. By Robert Brault” (This snippet is taken from Night Owl Reviews.)

As a writer, I have learned how important it is to ask questions whether it be for research purposes, or in this case, permission. Sometimes a writer even has to ask embarrassing questions. (That’s another story.) I asked for permission to use this quote in my book and permission was granted.

From The New Robert Brault Reader: Robert Brault is: “a free-lance writer who has contributed to magazines and newspapers in the USA for over 40 years.”  And he gave me permission! I’m so honored. I’ve since used his quotes in other books with his permission.

Today when I decided to use this particular quote for my Monday Inspiration for the Muse post, I visited Robert’s site. To my surprise I  found out Robert had a new book. I had already purchased his first book, so I clicked to Amazon to buy the second one. His wife has done the covers for his books.

I’ve been a fan for quite a few years now, so I’d love to introduce you to Robert Brault’s Website and also to his books.

Round Up the Usual Subjects

Thoughts on Just About Everything

[I love this book!]

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The Second Collection

Thoughts and Other Writings

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I hope you can take the time to visit Robert’s site and read some of his beautiful quotes and other work.

Thank you for stopping by today. Have a fabulous week.

Again, Thank you, Robert.