Lance Secretan

A Love Story

When Lance Secretan’s soul mate, Tricia, passed away, he was brokenhearted. During the darkest days of his grief, he wondered how he could draw a message of hope and joy for others from his own sadness. Everyone admired, and was inspired by, Lance and Tricia’s happiness together and frequently asked them to share their secrets. Lance felt the world needed to hear from behind the scenes about their remarkable union.

Over the 30 glorious years of their partnership, Lance had written many poems for Tricia. Lance is best known for his expertise in leadership and as an advisor to leaders, not as a poet, so he was hesitant about sharing this private part of his life. Lance describes the arc of his and Tricia’s lifelong romance by wrapping the story of their journey together around 25 never-before-published poems. The result: A Love Story: An Intensely Personal Memoir, was released December 2015.

It is a beautifully designed book, crafted in the old-fashioned way, and the reviews—loaded with glowing praise—have been extraordinary.

This is a book that will inspire you, and be a welcome gift for your friends, who, as the dedication states, yearn for true love, have found it, or who are rediscovering it.

Listen to Lance reading a chapter and a poem

Listen to Colette Baron-Reid, (who's endorsement of A Love Story appears on the back cover) sing, "Fire and Rain", as a tribute to the message in the book.


What a beautiful story! Lance Secretan’s A Love Story takes us deeply into his soulmate journey with his beloved Tricia. It’s written in a poetic way that moved me very much. Read this book and take its loving message to heart.

~ Gay Hendricks, Ph.D.
Author of The Big Leap and Conscious Loving Ever After

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An excerpt from A LOVE STORY

Wilderness Hiking

Can you see a puppy chasing a ball in the clouds above us?

“Tricia asks as we lie on our backs in a meadow, miles from humanity. Thus begins a game that we repeat a million times. As we both get better at this, our skill at solving increasingly complex cloud-puzzles increases: “Do you see the Capricorn zodiac sign above the unicorn’s head?”

The wilderness calls to us both as if we were avatars temporarily visiting a modern, urban world. We love the smells, the sounds—and the silence, the vistas, the night skies, the lakes and rivers, and, of course, all our breathing, sentient friends.

There is a sacred connection between us, at all times, but especially when we are in the wilderness.

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