HARD TO SAY I'M SORRY
A romance for all ages. A young mercenary seeks repentance for the wrongs he committed. In the process, he discovers the meaning of repentance, romance, and a renewed life.
“All Things Work Together for Good (Romans 8:28),”
I am Paul C. Markland. I use my father’s name, L. C. Markland, as a pen name. He passed away when I was a teenager. I use his name to remember his legacy. If truth be told, my mother, Lucy, inspired me to write. For years, she desired to write a novel. She failed to do so. She believed she lacked the education and experience. Had she only known her error. She was very articulate and well-versed. She passed away in 2003. She never fulfilled her goal to write a great novel. Both parents encouraged me to pursue an education. I graduated from Akron East High in 1983.
I attended the University of Akron where I earned a B.A. in Sociology, Criminology, and Victimology. My sights were set on law school, that is, until I was called into ministry. I acquired my M.A.from Malone College in Canton, OH. I faithfully served in my calling for twenty years. Health issues forced me to step down. It was then I decided to honor my father and mother through the stories I share. I am married to Judy Avon Erb Markland. We have two daughters, Ashley and Samantha, a son-in-law, Matthew Gibbons, and a grandson, Deacon Gibbons.