Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Meet Harlequin Romance Author Donna Alward

Meet Donna Alward 

A busy wife and mother of three (2 daughters and the family dog), Donna Alward believes hers is the best job in the world: a combination of stay-at-home mom and romance novelist.  

An avid reader since childhood, Donna always made up her own stories. She completed her Arts Degree in English Literature in 1994, but it wasn’t until 2001 that she penned her first full-length novel, and found herself hooked on writing romance.  In 2006 she sold her first manuscript.
 
From her home office in Nova Scotia, Donna loves being back on the East Coast of Canada after nearly 12 years in Alberta where her Harlequin career began, writing about cowboys and the west. Donna’s debut Romance, Hired by the Cowboy, was awarded the Booksellers Best Award in 2008 for Best Traditional Romance. 

With the Atlantic Ocean only minutes from her doorstep, Donna has found a fresh take on life and promises even more great romances in the near future!

Donna loves to hear from readers; you can contact her through her website, visit her Facebook page, or through her publisher.  Twitter: @DonnaAlward



Book Description:

The cowboy…

After a hard day’s ranching, Wyatt Black wants to kick back with a cold beer.  But when he steps onto his porch he has unexpected company – his tiny abandoned baby niece! 

His doorstep baby…

Against her better judgment, his neighbour Elli Marchuk agrees to help Wyatt for a few days.
 
 And the girl next door!

Elli soon falls in love with baby Darcy, but it’s her grouchy, gorgeous protector who’s got her head over heels….


Welcome Donna Alward to Romance Author Buzz. Is there a back story to Proud Rancher, Precious Bundle?

Donna:   In a round about sense, yes.  I explore a bit about Post-Partum Depression in this story, which is a very personal issue as I was treated for it after the birth of my second child. At the same time, I watched friends of mine deal with the loss of their babies and how horribly devastating that is. It doesn’t seem like the two issues should go together, right? But it really works for my heroine. After such a loss, having to care for a baby is very bittersweet.

How long have you been writing and what was your call story?

Donna:   I’ve been writing seriously since 2001. It took 4 ½ years of writing and submitting and receiving rejections (lots of them!) before I got The Call. I sold two stories to Samhain Publishing in March and April of 2006, and a few months later I sold Hired By The Cowboy to Harlequin Romance. 2006 was a crazy, wonderful year.

When did you first know that you wanted to be a writer? Have you had other jobs along the way?

Donna:   After university I was busy working and kind of “forgot” about writing. Then we started a family and made the decision that I would stay home with the kids during their early years. So, I was a stay at home mom when I really started writing, which in a way was perfect as I never had to make the choice between income and what at the time seemed like indulgence. I fit it around my children’s waking hours and did a lot of writing in the early hours when my husband worked shift work and the kids weren’t up yet. It’s lovely and quiet at in the morning!

But, when my youngest started school and I still hadn’t sold, I had a chance to go back to work – at their school no less. I worked as a casual school assistant when they needed help for short term contracts, and I was a lunchroom supervisor. It doesn’t sound very glam, but it was wonderful. I knew my children’s friends and teachers. I had a fantastic work environment. I loved working with the kids and I could walk to work. I dabbled with the idea of going back to school so I could be certified, actually, but then… well, I started selling books and I never looked back.

Do you plot your stories or let your characters lead you?

Donna:   I am so not a plotter. My plot evolves from the characters and the situation they find themselves in. I usually have that firmly in my mind and I also usually have a few key scenes in my head – sometimes they don’t make it into the book, but most of the time they do. Other than that though, I write what needs to happen next and let what has happened lead me into the following scene. The structure kind of comes to me naturally now, so I worry a lot less about making my characters behave and try to fit them into a plotting box. Most of the time they hate that and make things a real mess for me. LOL

Of all of your characters, do you have a favorite you identify with and why?

Donna:   Oh, I definitely have favourites. I adore the hero from the book I just finished. He really grew on me and when I reached the end I was just…could you be any more lovely? I also have a huge soft spot for Noah, my hero from Her Lone Cowboy. And I’ve always loved Alexis, the heroine from my debut, Hired By The Cowboy.

What are you currently working on?

Donna:   I just handed in my latest, so right now I’m doing revisions on a novella for Samhain Publishing, and then it’s right into my next proposal for Harlequin Romance – and I have some ideas stewing that I think are going to be great. I do know it’s going to be a duet so I’m thinking about concept as well as the characters of the first book.

What is the best thing about your job as an author? What is the hardest thing?

Donna:   The best thing is reader mail. I love hearing from readers, and the second best thing is when author copies come in the mail and I get to hold them in my hands. It truly never gets old.

The hardest thing?  Time management I think will be the hardest thing forever. And self-doubt. Rejections, revisions – these are parts of the business that you still have to worry about after you’re published. They can really be confidence killers if you’re not careful.

If Oprah invited you onto her show to talk about your book, what would the theme of the show be?

Donna:   The relevance of Category Romance novels in today’s world.
 
Describe a day in the life of Donna Alward.


Donna:   I get up at and spent the next 2 hours getting people ready for work/school, eating breakfast, checking e-mail, and walking the dog. Maybe putting in a load of laundry. Then I work until (taking a break for lunch) when my youngest gets home. She is a total chatterbox so any attempt to concentrate is blown – for at least 15 minutes it is catching up on her day. Her sister gets home (most days) an hour later and then the two of them have to catch up with each other…and an hour after that the Lord and Master is home. It does mean that unless truly pressed or on a roll, I do admin stuff after , because my mind is so frequently pulled out of the story.

4:30 is time to hit the home gym with The Mister (aka Lord and Master and Dearest Husband) and then dinner and minor housework and possibly playing chauffeur on sports days – both my girls are in different programs so we don’t run a lot, but there is a certain amount of transportation required. They go off to bed, I chillax for an hour with a book or fave tv show, and then it’s off to la la land.

What is something you definitely want readers to know about you?

Donna:   That I truly value them. Readers are the whole point, really. And I try with every book to tell a story that’s going to touch their heart and leave them with a smile at the end.

When the time comes for you to retire from writing, what would you like your readers to remember the most about you and your writing?

Donna:   RETIRE???????????? That’s so not on my radar… I can imagine slowing down, taking time to travel and hopefully enjoy grandbabies many years down the road. But I truly can’t imagine a world where I’m not working on SOMETHING.

Who is your favorite author?

Donna:   LaVyrle Spencer, hands down, no contest. I will heart her forever. She got me hooked on romance and I’ve read all her books so many times they are falling apart.

What are you currently reading?

It’s RITA season! Which means my current reads are a well-guarded secret. I can say that I’m enjoying them tons. I got GREAT books this year. 

Before I let you go is there anything I forgot to ask that you want the readers and fans to know?

Donna:   Yes, a couple of things, actually! At Try Harlequin, my debut Romance HIRED BY THE COWBOY is available for free download this year! And for more freebies, to celebrate the release of PROUD RANCHER, PRECIOUS BUNDLE this month, I have an online read beginning on Valentine’s Day at EHarlequin. It’s called REMEMBER ME, COWBOY and it’s my first ever amnesia story. It was so much fun to write!

And February’s a big month: my Samhain title SOLD TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER is out in print beginning February 1.

Donna, thank you so much for taking the time to do this interview with me!

 
Donna’s Website
Facebook Page Donna Alward, Romance Author
Twitter: @DonnaAlward
Donna’s Blog




I’ll give a copy of my new Romance release, Proud Rancher, Precious Bundle away! Just answer this question and send it to me at my email address:  donnaalward@hotmail.com

Why is baby Darcy crying? You can find the answer at my website.  Winner will be announced February 27th.

Monday, February 07, 2011

Romance Writers of Atlantic Canada

Halifax business networking takes a romantic twist at the upcoming “Nova Scotia Networking: A Romantic Affair,” which is co-sponsored by the Romance Writers of Atlantic Canada and Bconnected. The event is set to take place on Thursday, February 10, at the Argyle Fine Art Gallery.

The pre-Valentine’s celebration is sure to break the traditional rules of Halifax business networking as attendees are encouraged to bring their dates and their hearts along for the ride. The promotions are in jest, but the event is an earnest attempt to encourage the Halifax networking community to think outside the box with its relationship-building endeavors.

The event provides an opportunity for the many talented writers in Halifax to mingle with the elite of Halifax business people, and it will allow for the business community to glimpse into the world of romance writing in order to gain an increased respect and appreciation for the writers themselves. Business people and writers will have the opportunity to explore potential business relationships and to be inspired by the surrounding art and written word.

The Halifax business networking event is free to attend, and in addition to networking it offers a great opportunity for Haligonians to celebrate Valentine’s Day early with the ones they love. “Nova Scotia Networking: A Romantic Affair” will take place on Thursday, February 10 at the Argyle Fine Art Gallery (1559 Barrington Street, Suite 102) from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Business people and writers alike are encouraged to bring their loved ones and friends out for a night to mingle and celebrate the romantic side of Halifax. After all, there’s nothing better than a little romance in the air on Cupid’s big day.

To learn more about the Romance Writers of Atlantic Canada or the upcoming Halifax business networking event or the Romance Writers of Atlantic Canada visit http://www.romancewritersac.com.

Friday, February 04, 2011

Book Blogger Hop - Feb 4-7


To Win a Copy of Kelly Hunter’s Untameable Rogue, answer the question below.  Don't forget to checkout the other contests listed to the right on the sidebar.



Contest Question:  "What are you reading now and why are you reading it?"    Don't forget to leave your email address.  Contest is International!


My answer is I'm reading The Millionaire Meets His Match because I read the second book in the Duke Brother series first and loved it!


Other bloggers participating.......


Sorry, due to a family illness, I've had to end this contest today.  Thanks in advance for your understanding.  Please check back next week as I'll be offering a contest again.  Thanks so much.

Q&A With Author Molly Harper and Giveaway


 

Molly Harper worked for six years as a reporter and humor columnist for The Paducah Sun. Her reporting duties included covering courts, school board meetings, quilt shows, and once, the arrest of a Florida man who faked his suicide by shark attack and spent the next few months tossing pies at a local pizzeria. Molly lives in western Kentucky with her family.





Book Description:

Even in Grundy, Alaska, it’s unusual to find a naked guy with a bear trap clamped to his ankle on your porch. But when said guy turns into a wolf, recent southern transplant Mo Wenstein has no difficulty identifying the problem. Her surly neighbor Cooper Graham—who has been openly critical of Mo’s ability to adapt to life in Alaska—has trouble of his own. Werewolf trouble.

For Cooper, an Alpha in self-imposed exile from his dysfunctional pack, it’s love at first sniff when it comes to Mo. But Cooper has an even more pressing concern on his mind. Several people around Grundy have been the victims of wolf attacks, and since Cooper has no memory of what he gets up to while in werewolf form, he’s worried that he might be the violent canine in question.

If a wolf cries wolf, it makes sense to listen, yet Mo is convinced that Cooper is not the culprit. Except if he’s not responsible, then who is? And when a werewolf falls head over haunches in love with you, what are you supposed to do anyway? The rules of dating just got a whole lot more complicated. . . .

Welcome Molly to Romance Author Buzz. Is there a back story to How to Flirt With a Naked Werewolf?

Yes, I wrote a good bit of the initial notes for HOW TO FLIRT WITH A NAKED WEREWOLF during the January 2009 ice storm. Thousands of homes in Kentucky, including mine, lost power. With no light, heat or hot water, my family had to bunk at my inlaws’ house.  My husband is a police captain and was working twelve-hour emergency shifts. This left me with our six-month-old and five-year-old.  All day long.  With nothing to distract them except crayons and matchbox cars. And Darcy could not understand why the TV wouldn’t come on. It was either come up with a new book or just go straight-up crazy Jack Nicholson style.  By the time the power came on a week later, I had about 20 pages of notes.

How long have you been writing and what was your call story?


I’ve been writing ever since I was very young. My mom remembers an 8 year old me, setting up a “writing office” in the living room, complete with an old manual typewriter and a toy phone. Still, I never considered a writing career until a high school English teacher compared me to Erma Bombeck. I became more interested in column writing and journalism. I majored in print journalism at Western Kentucky University. After graduation, I got a job at my hometown newspaper, The Paducah Sun and married my high school sweetheart, David, a local police officer. After six years at the newspaper, I took a more family-friendly secretarial position at a local church office.

David worked nights and I was alone with our young daughter in the “The Apartment of Lost Souls,” where small appliances went to die. It was either go nuts or write a book. A big fan of vampire movies and TV shows, I decided to write a vampire romance novel. I wondered what would be the most humiliating way possible to be turned into a vampire—a story that a vampire would be embarrassed to share with their vampire buddies over a nice glass of Type O.

The story that emerged was that of Jane Jameson, a single, almost-30 librarian working in Half-Moon Hollow, Ky. Despite the fact that she’s pretty good at her job, she just got canned so her boss could replace her with someone who occasionally starts workplace fires. Jane drowns her sorrows at the local faux nostalgia-themed sports bar. On her way home, she’s mistaken for a deer and shot by a drunk hunter. And then she wakes up as a vampire.

It took me a year to write the book, but only three months to find an agent, Stephany. We signed a representation agreement and two weeks later, I was driving to the post office. The cell phone rang. It was Stephany and I asked if I should pull over. And it was a good thing she did because I started squealing like a five-year-old girl when she told me there was an offer. I hung up and the phone, and then immediately called back because I thought I hadn’t said thank you. She assured me that I had, several times, but calling back was a nice gesture.  And then I called my husband and burst into tears.

The Jane Jameson series–which includes Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs, Nice Girls Don’t Date Dead Men and Nice Girls Don’t Live Forever—was released in 2009, with a fourth installment to follow soon.

When did you first know that you wanted to be a writer? Have you had other jobs along the way?

My dream job has always been “writer.” I’ve had plenty of other jobs along the way, including a disastrous stint as a telemarketer and working in the Dippin’ Dots factory for a summer – the ONLY place Dippin’ Dots were manufactured at the time.  But my first official writing job was as a summer obituary clerk at the Paducah Sun. An entire summer, writing nothing but obituaries. Consider my dues paid.

Do you plot your stories or let your characters lead you?

I’m neither a plotter or pantser. I’m a shortster, a combination of the two. I write the first chapter and the last, then write everything in between. I have general idea of what will happen, but nothing is set in stone. And if I come up with a fun idea along the way, I’ll use it.

Of all of your characters, do you have a favorite you identify with and why?

Jane Jameson, my vampire librarian, is shamelessly similar to me, from our social ineptitude to our shared clumsiness.  I once went on vacation and was stung by a jellyfish, suffered a puncture wound from a wrought iron pineapple and was struck in the cleavage by a flying champagne cork all in the span of a day or two. I based Jane’s multiple humiliations on real life experiences… though I have never been mistaken for a deer and shot.

And she’ll always be my favorite, I think, because she was the first heroine I was able to bring to life.

What are you currently working on?

I am writing “spin off” of the Jane Jameson series.  I can’t reveal the plot, but I can tell you the characters live in Half-Moon Hollow and know Jane.

What is the best thing about your job as an author? What is the hardest thing?

I still have a hard time believing my books are out there on the shelves.  Every time I see a bookstore, no matter where we are, I want to go in and check the shelves to see if my books are there. My Dad found one at a bookstore in Singapore once, which was pretty crazy.

Finding enough hours in the day. I work full-time as an editorial asst for a medical society and then write at night. Between writing, work, raising two kids, being married and trying to keep the household going, I feel stretched pretty thin sometimes.

If Oprah invited you onto her show to talk about your book, what would the theme of the show be?

“It Could Happen to You.”  Really, I’m living proof that anyone who has an entertaining writing voice can be published. I’m not that special. I don’t have a degree in creative writing or special workshops under my belt. Before I started, I had no connections to the publishing industries.  It’s all about perseverance and finding the right people at the right time.
 
Describe a day in the life of Molly Harper:

I wake up around or whenever the two year old down the hall decides his pull-up is too wet to continue sleeping. I get the kids up and ready for school. I drive them to school and get to work by 8.  I work until 5, pick up my son from preschool. By the time I get home, my husband has picked our daughter up from his mom’s and started dinner. We do all the things that families do in the evening, dinner, bath time, homework, tricking the kids into bedtime. I spend a little time with my husband so he doesn’t feel totally abandoned.  Then I sit on the couch and write from nine to or so. I go to bed and start all over again the next morning.
 
When the time comes for you to retire from writing, what would you like your readers to remember the most about you and your writing?
I made them laugh and forget their troubles for a little while.

Who is your favorite author?

It’s wrong to make me choose!  Jane Austen, Stephen King, Nora Roberts, Teresa Medeiros, Olivia Goldsmith. I’m all over the place in terms of genre.

What are you currently reading?

Water for Elephants. I’m only a few pages in, but I’ve heard so many good things about it. I’m really excited.

 
Before I let you go is there anything I forgot to ask that you want the readers and fans to know?

If you like non-paranormal romance, I have an all-human romance that came out in July 2010- AND ONE LAST THING.  It’s the story of Lacey, who finds out her husband’s cheating on her, so she uses his business’ mailing list to send a mass email to all of their family, friends, and clients to announce their impending divorce. She retreats to a remote lakeside cabin and meets,
Monroe, a grumpy crime novelist with a low tolerance for personal drama. But with time, beer, and a screen door to the nose, a cautious friendship develops into something infinitely more satisfying.

Lacey has to make a decision about her long-term living arrangements, though. Should she take a job writing caustic divorce newsletters for paying clients, or move on with her own life, pursuing more literary aspirations? Can she find happiness with a man who tells her what he thinks and not what she wants to hear? And will she ever be able to resist saying one . . . last . . . thing?

The book is written in the same style and humor as my vampire books. But everybody’s breathing!

Molly, thank you so much for taking the time to do this interview with me!


Molly Harper's website
Twitter: www.twitter.com/mollyharperauth




Thanks to Simon and Schuster, you can win a copy of Molly’s HOW TO FLIRT WITH A NAKED WEREWOLF.  Stop over to Facebook and tell Molly what you thought of her interview or check out her blog and comment there. 

Contest is limited to US residents only and winner will be announced March 1st.


 
HOW TO FLIRT WITH A NAKED WEREWOLF has been named a TOP PICK! for this month by the Romantic Times with 4.5 stars.
 

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Author Janet Chapman, Dragon Warrior and a Giveaway

From the New York Times and USA Today best selling author of Moonlight Warrior…DRAGON WARRIOR by Janet Chapman


Book Description:

The steamy second book in Janet Chapman’s dazzling Midnight Bay series seduces readers with an enticing tale of a fiery independent woman and an irresistible immortal warrior with a dragon’s courageous heart
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Maddy Kimble has no time for a suitor—not with caring for her spunky nursing home patients, her shy nine-year-old daughter, her widowed mother, and her rebellious teenage brother. William Kilkenny’s stunning lack of modern dating protocol doesn’t help. The man is uncouth and outrageous—a towering, drop-dead, breathtakingly hot warrior. Who refuses to give up.

William is secretly a ninth-century Irish nobleman formerly trapped in a dragon’s body. All Maddy knows is that lately, she can hardly resist the urge to lose herself in his powerful arms. But as their uncontrollable passion grows, eerie occurrences in her small coastal Maine town begin to rouse Maddy’s suspicions about her lover. He begs her to trust him, but how can she surrender—body and soul—when she fears the danger he poses to her yearning heart?


Press Release:

The steamy second book in Janet Chapman’s dazzling Midnight Bay series, DRAGON WARRIOR (Pocket Star; January 25th, 2011, seduces readers with an enticing tale of a fiery independent woman and an irresistible immortal warrior with a dragon’s courageous heart.

Maddy Kimble has no time for a suitor—not with caring for her spunky nursing home patients, her shy nine-year-old daughter, her widowed mother, and her rebellious teenage brother.  William Kilkenny’s stunning lack of modern dating protocol doesn’t help. The man is uncouth and outrageous—a towering, drop-dead, breathtakingly hot warrior.  Who refuses to give up.

William is secretly a ninth-century Irish nobleman formerly trapped in a dragon’s body. All Maddy knows is that lately, she can hardly resist the urge to lose herself in his powerful arms.  But as their uncontrollable passion grows, eerie occurrences in her small coastal Maine town begin to rouse Maddy’s suspicions about her lover.  He begs her to trust him, but how can she surrender—body and soul—when she fears the danger he poses to her yearning heart?  DRAGON WARRIOR will keep readers up late into the night, eagerly following the story of Maddy and William.


“Chapman continues the Midnight Bay series with the charming romance of William Killkenny…Chapman infuses her story with great humor.” —Publishers Weekly

“…delightful romantic series with a paranormal twist...Chapman brings plenty of warmth and fun to the story by enlivening it with a rich cast of characters.  You can’t go wrong with a Chapman story!” —Romantic Times Book Review / Four Star Review


“If anyone can make me fall in love with a ninth-century warrior, who also spent several centuries as a dragon, it's Janet Chapman. I always love her secondary characters…—Fallen Angels Review / Five Angel Review

I love the humor that she injects [in Dragon Warrior].”  “The idea of a time-traveling warrior, who was once a dragon, courting a modern woman is steamy fun…[DRAGON WARRIOR] is as funny and steamy as can be expected from Chapman; the idea of a time-traveling warrior who used to be a dragon “courting” a modern woman is well-executed!”  - Fresh Fiction


“From exceptionally moving scenes to delightfully amusing moments, the originality of DRAGON WARRIOR keeps your total attention…DRAGON WARRIOR is creatively innovative with inventive plots and particularly appealing characters.”  —Singletitles.com




ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Janet Chapman is a native of rural central Maine, where she lives in a cozy log cabin on a lake with her husband. The winner of the Pearl Award for Best New Paranormal Author and a two-time finalist for the Romance Writers of America’s RITA Award, she is the author of the sexy new Midnight Bay paranormal series, including Moonlight Warrior and Mystical Warrior, coming soon from Pocket Books. 

She is also the author of six contemporary romance novels, including Tempt Me If You Can, and the enchanting Highlander time-travel series, set in Maine.  She welcomes readers to visit her website.

For more information Simon and Schuster.


From Janet’s Website:



I know. I know. It’s been a very long wait for William and Maddy’s story, and you have all been so very patient. Thank you for that. But due to scheduling problems, Dragon Warrior’s release date has been pushed back a wee bit to January 25, 2011. (Yes, I know; that seems like forever, but I promise it will be worth the wait! I don’t think I’ve ever had so much fun with two people. William is … well, William. And Maddy is just the woman to match him, in allways … if you catch my drift.

Then, come the end of June 2011, Mystical Warrior comes out. In book three of my Midnight Bay Series you’ll get to meet Trace Huntsman and Fiona Gregor (Matt and Kenzie’s 11th century sister, not baby Fiona from A Highlander Christmas). And you will also meet Maximilian Oceanus, a brand new magic-maker. Oh boy, are you going to love Mac; only instead of being a dr├╣idh, the man is one big, scary, powerful wizard!


USA Residents ONLY – For a chance to win a copy of Dragon Warrior tell us here why you would like to win a copy of the book.  Don’t forget to leave your email address.  Winner will be announced March 1st.





Fall in Love Like a Romance Writer

Book Description:

Such are the pearls of insight generously dispensed with wisdom, wit, and emotional resonance from the bestselling authors who write all about it in Fall in Love Like a Romance Writer: The Secret Keys to a Long and Lasting Love.

Award-winning novelist Amelia Grey takes us on a journey with more than sixty-five of the romance world's most beloved storytellers whose personal experiences with that old black magic reveal a wealth of knowledge about the language of love and what makes it work—or not.

At turns entertaining, thought-provoking, poignant, and unexpected, Fall in Love Like a Romance Writer is far more than a collection of essays. It is a collection of secrets that contain the keys to a love that will endure.

As critically acclaimed author Jean Brashear advises, 'A long love affair needs a special, private, safe place to grow and blossom. Creating that space is, I believe with all my heart, both the joy and the most sacred duty of a marriage.'
Fall in love and bloom.

Unveil the Secrets to Real Romance from the Masters of the Fictional World - Just in Time for Valentine's Day

According to Romance Writers of America, romance fiction tops the publishing charts with $1.37 billion annual sales* - Now that's sexy. Clearly, romance is alive and well in the world of publishing. Readers can't get enough, which is why the timing is ripe to unleash a book that goes beyond the fictional bedroom doors…between the story-filled satin sheets…to uncover the intimate secrets behind the real romantic relationships of more than 65 beloved, bestselling romance novelists.

Linda Lael Miller, Mariah Stewart, Robyn Carr, Heather Graham, Joan Johnston, Kat Martin, Pamela Morsi, Sabrina Jeffries, Eloisa James, Rachel Gibson, and many others share what has made their own true romances loving and lasting. At the heart of Fall in Love Like a Romance Writer (HCI Books -- $14.95) is the author--bestselling romance writer Amelia Grey. Together these ladies of luscious language tell secrets about their own true loves.

Readers will enjoy glimpsing into the exclusive and private world of their favorite romance writers. Humorous, poignant, and entertaining from beginning to end, Fall in Love Like a Romance Writer reveals what it takes to have your own happily ever after, just like the ones your beloved writers are creating…and living.

Amelia Grey is a pseudonym for Gloria Skinner, the author of more than 20 books and winner of the Booksellers Best Award and Aspen Gold Award for writing as Amelia Grey. Writing as Gloria Dale Skinner, she has won the Romantic Times Award for Love and Laughter, the Maggie Award, and the Affaire de Coeur Award for best historicals. Her books have been featured in Doubleday and Rhapsody Book Clubs and have sold to many countries in Europe, Russia, Indonesia, and China. She grew up in a small town in the Florida Panhandle, and has been happily married to her high school sweetheart for more than 35 years. Learn more about the author at: www.ameliagrey.com.
Source:  The Hellenic News of America

 

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