Love And Life’s Hardships

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[National News]


Sometimes love happens when it's least expected.

And that’s just what happened for Stacy Evans. For her, it all started with a typical phone call from her dad. But, something about this phone call home was different. Stacy's dad informed her that her childhood friend, Andrew Fielding, was in jail, awaiting trial on kidnapping, conspiracy, and first-degree murder charges. A conviction would almost guarantee a life sentence.

Evans went with her gut instinct after hearing the news, penning Fielding a letter, including a class photo from grade school along with a recent photo. He responded, and the two rekindled their friendship. Eventually, that friendship blossomed into love.

A college student and California native, Evans was inspired to compile "Pen Pals: Letters from the Heart," (iUniverse, Inc. 2007) (http://bookpenpals.com) a collection of her and Fielding's letters, by her mother.  Evans and Fielding corresponded for more than a year and a half, falling in love with the idea of the other and finding comfort in a mutual understanding of each other.

"There are people who seem to be designed and destined for almost unexplainable chaos to surround them at all times. Andrew and I are those kinds of individuals, and through a series of letters to each other, we were able to bring that sort of chaos to life," Evans, who spent two years of her life in foster care, says.

While Fielding faces life in prison, Evans must deal with the pain of her past. Together, the two share their deepest thoughts and emotions as love begins to blossom.

"We fall in love under the undesirable circumstances of Andrew being incarcerated while possibly facing life in prison, and myself being suicidal on psychiatric medication with a history of incest and prostitution," says Evans.


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