I have always had a passion for learning and the need to create. From the time I was a little girl, I've written poems and stories, used the paint from paint-by-numbers kits to paint my own pictures and designed and drew my own creations for my paper dolls to wear.
As I grew older, I took life drawing classes in college, and later dabbled in tole and ceramic painting and decoupage. I also started painting in oils and acrylics.
Eventually, I began to look at the romance novels I'd read all my life and wondered if I could write like my favorite authors. So I took writing classes, discovered and joined Romance Writers of America and after a lot of struggle and study, finally finished my first novel. Since then, I've written close to 50 novels, 38 of them for Harlequin Intrigue.
Of all the creative endeavors I've tried, nothing has been as satisfying as writing. And although I continue to enjoy painting, drawing, designing and creating things like greeting cards, jewelry, decorative boxes and other pretty items, I still love writing the most.
I just finished a Christmas novella for Tule Publishing, which will be released October 22, 2015 and a chapter in a writing book, also published by Tule. The writing book was released in July. You can find it on Amazon and other electronic platforms, as well as on the Tule Publishing website. See the article entitled Writing The Bestseller II, below, to find out more about the writing book.
I'm working on a second Christmas novella which will be released in November. Stay tuned for more information about both of my new releases.
Writing these Christmas novellas has sparked my imagination and given me renewed inspiration for writing. There is nothing like an uplifting holiday story to stoke the fires of creativity.
I'll be making handmade greeting cards for the holidays this year and I'm looking forward to getting started on them. But I have to say I'm truly excited about several new writing projects I have planned for the new year.
I appreciate all of you who are traveling down this new, less-traveled writing road I'm on. I can't wait to share new writing projects with you.
Until next time....
keep on reading.
Writing the Bestseller II
Give yourself the gift of learning
|Have you ever considered dipping your pen in the writing waters? I am excited to be a part of this well-reviewed collaboration of best-selling authors. We have written this guide to help YOU become your best at writing romance or commercial fiction. Now out on Amazon! Buy it today!|
From Amazon: Writing romance and commercial fiction means knowing the rules, and this book will help you learn them and get there. If you're wondering where to start, what to do, what not to do, how to find your author brand... this book has it all and more. Just take it from the 12 bestselling authors who wrote it!
Experiencing all the ups and downs of the publishing industry isn't easy, so Writing the Bestseller II will help you not only handle the work involved, but handle it well. Learning from authors who have been in your shoes, who understand the market and genre, willingly share their tips, wisdom, and encouragement so you can also succeed.
What are you waiting for? Get started on your writing career today!
Her Secret Christmas Hero
I am so excited to announce the publication of my next book! Her Secret Christmas Hero, a Christmas Romance novella, will be available October 22nd from Tule Publishing. I am so excited to see the cover. I hope you are too. Keep watching for more information!
|I think you will enjoy this special give away! As I mentioned, I have always had a passion for learning. With school 'back in session', I thought it would be a good idea to reward two lucky 'pupils'!|
Two lucky winners will receive a copy of the recently released Writing The Bestseller II, along with a beautiful leatherbound journal for you to get started writing that bestselling novel. Stay tuned to my Facebook page for details!
The Journey Home at a special price!
|For a limited time, The Journey Home, an anthology about wounded warriors returning home after battle, which I co-authored with several best-selling authors, will be available at a special price! From September 18-27th the price will be 99 cents! If you love military heroes and wounded warriors, be sure to check it out!|