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New Romance Series With Heart and Heat
Sunday, December 16, 2018
New Romance Series With Heart and Heat

It’s always exciting to release a new book, but even more so when it’s the first in a brand-new series. I’ve had the idea for the Love Grows series in the back of my mind for a few years now, and on January 8, 2019, I can finally share my vision with you.The Love Grows SeriesThe theme of this series ties in with my author tagline, which is, “Love Grows in Unexpected Places.” I love hearing how couples met, don’t you? Especially when there is some element of fate. Call me crazy, but I still believe in love that was meant to be.If you like stories with strong, protective heroes, feisty, independent heroines, plenty of emotion and a good dose of heat, then ...

How to Stay Organized While Writing a Series
Saturday, October 20, 2018
New Romance Series With Heart and Heat

Whether you begin writing with the idea for just one story or have the entire series of books pre-planned in your head, it’s best to be organized from the start. Keeping track of important details from the outset will pay dividends in the long run, saving you precious writing time and mental effort.I’ve written a three book series (the Higher Elevation Series), and am currently working on two other series (One is a Contemporary Romance, the other is Fantasy Romance). I’ve curated a method that works very well for me. While it is true that every writer must use the process that works best for them, some or all of what I describe here may be useful to you. There is no one ...

Why I Choose to Write Romance
Monday, August 20, 2018
New Romance Series With Heart and Heat

“So, you also write romance? Well, I guess you have to eat.”Condescending much?I regret that when another author made that comment to me, I let it slide. We met online and decided to swap newsletters, since our work had some themes in common. We exchanged several pleasant emails, did the newsletter swap, and then he disappeared. I don’t know why we stopped communicating, but his initial comment still bothered me several months later.Here We Go AgainThere have been countless articles and posts written about the unfair bias against the romance genre, so I won’t rehash any of those here. But yes, it ticked me off when another author implied that romance as a genre was ...

The Amazing Power of Readers- A Peek Behind The Curtain
Thursday, June 07, 2018
New Romance Series With Heart and Heat

As a reader, why should you care what goes on behind the scenes in book publishing? As long as you can find affordable books to suit your interest, things like book piracy, book stuffing and fake reviews won’t affect you. Right?It may not affect you personally, but those factors, and much more, have already had an effect on authors, especially indie authors. Scandals Galore2018 has been a year of upheaval for the publishing industry, and the romance genre in particular. Authors and others related to the industry have been deeply concerned about several issues and forces that, if not resolved, may mean many authors will simply quit writing, rather than continue the often uphill ...

The Amazing Resilience of Indie Authors
Thursday, May 10, 2018
New Romance Series With Heart and Heat

Just when you thought it was safe to finally self-publish your novel, a new challenge rears its’ ugly head to join the long list of problems facing authors today.Writing a book and having it published is quite an accomplishment, no matter how you get there. Accomplishing that and having a successful career as an Indie (Independent) Author, is a whole other ball game.Don’t Get CockyThe latest challenge which played out on the internet recently was over Trademarking. Just search the word, “Cockygate” and you’ll find dozens of posts and articles describing what happened. The issue may take some time to fully resolve, but the bottom line is this case has the ...