Resilience for the Win!

Authors’ Billboard Blog Traci Hall Sept 6 2021

I want to talk about how resilient we amazing human beings are—yeah, you! And you, and me, too!

In 2020/2021, there was a pandemic, there were riots, there was political unrest and yet we have adapted with masks, and vaccinations, and saying NO to injustice. Because of the voice of the people, there has been change in our world. Every small step matters. The Olympics, and the Paralympics, just prove how strong we are—even when we face mental or physical challenges. I am so proud of the people who spoke up—not only for themselves, but for others. The spirit of these athletes humbles me. It doesn’t matter what life threw, there was adaptation and courage.

Dancers perform during the closing ceremony for the 2020 Paralympics at the National Stadium in Tokyo, Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

This year in Tokyo was already hard because of Covid, and the athletes were unable to perform with an audience or family nearby—but they adapted and did their jobs. Mental health was put to the test, and the love that surrounded Simone Biles from all around the world for her choice to withdraw from an event that she knew could kill her if she did it wrong, despite the criticism, floored me. That is true victory—to know yourself and say NO. To stand up for what you believe is right.

As a writer I look for heroic traits to put in my characters—and it isn’t always about the physical strength, but the earnest inner work to be true to oneself that allows for growth as an individual as well as a couple.

Often, one of the characters is at a crossroads of change or growth—they’ve done the work, and that allows true love a chance. They have to be brave in order find happiness. In my By the Sea romances, I put my hero and heroine through the fire so that they can heal. They are resilient within themselves, which allows them to accept love, and commit to happily ever after.

There has been a lot of turmoil—but there’s also been beauty, and I choose to focus on that. Wherever you are in your journey, give yourself kudos for being an amazing human, doing your best in this craziness.



In Irresistible Christmas—Pets to the Rescue, all seven of these wonderful stories are about overcoming odds and finding happily ever after. My contribution is Snowy Seaside Christmas.

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About Traci Hall

With an impressive bibliography in an array of genres, USA Today bestselling author Traci Hall has garnered a notable fan base. She pens stories guaranteed to touch the heart while transporting the reader to another time and place. Her belief in happily ever after shines through, whether it's a romantic glimpse into history or a love affair for today.

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