Paige Christine Webb is the #1 Events Planner in North Texas.
Shelia Goss: I heard as a single woman, you have several rules you follow. Do you care to share it with the audience?
Paige: Sure. Rule number one: Date More Than One Man. Rule number two: Never Agree to an Exclusive Relationship. Rule number three: Run Like a Track Star at the First Sign of Love.
Shelia: Those are some rules. So how many men are you dating right now?
Paige: There’s Marvin. He’s a computer programmer. He’s a few years younger than I am, so I guess you can call me a cougar (smile). Now Alvin (fanning herself), I can’t get enough of Alvin. He’s older than I am, but you would never know it because he has more energy than the energizer bunny.
Shelia: Sounds like you have your hands full with those two. Anyone else?
Paige: Oh how could I forget Tyler. Tyler and I have been friends for a few years. We met during an event hosted by Antonio, my ex-fiance, events.
Shelia: Is your ex-fiance the reason why you don’t trust men?
Paige: I never said I didn’t trust men. I would rather play them before they play me.
Shelia: Can you elaborate?
Paige: Yes. As you can tell, meeting men is not an issue. My problem is with the “ever after.” I don’t think men really want a serious commitment. Take Antonio. He knew he was stringing me along but didn’t tell me he didn’t want to get married until the day of the wedding. How do you think that made me feel?
Shelia: I’m sure it must have hurt.
Paige: It hurt deep to the core (touching her heart). I felt humiliated and let down. I got depressed and vowed to never allow myself to be put in the position to fall in love again.
Shelia: Sorry to hear that. I know there are many of the audience who have gone through heartaches before. How do you find the time to juggle the men you mentioned?
Paige: I’m the owner of one of the fasting rising event planning companies in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. My organizational skills are superb. Managing three men is a piece of cake compared to my day to day business operations. (A one carat pear-shaped diamond ring sparkles when Paige moves her hand).
Shelia: That’s a nice ring. Did you buy it to ward off men?
Paige: Well, uh. No. (Averting eyes)
Shelia: Hmmm. Is there something you’re not telling me?
Paige: There is, but if you want to know more, read Paige’s Web. (Paige leaves a copy of the book on the desk).
More about Paige's Web:
The idea for Paige’s Web came to me out of the blue. I thought it would be interesting to show that men aren’t the only ones who have commitment phobias. People assume that it’s always the woman who wants to settle down; but in Paige Christine Webb’s case, it’s the men. She finds herself tangled in a web of lies as she works her way through her insecurities.
Paige was a fun character to write. Some of the situations she finds herself in are comical and will have readers laughing out loud.
Shelia M. Goss is also the author of My Invisible Husband, Roses are thorns, Violets are true and Double Platinum (coming Spring 2008). Visit her website for more information: www.sheliagoss.com.