The Right Way To Start Your Romance Novel


Spoiler Alert: There is no right way to begin a story. There are just too many variables that come into play for there to be one right way. In the end it’s up to you to decide what works best with the story you’ve created in the genre you think it fits best under. BelowContinue reading “The Right Way To Start Your Romance Novel”

The 2016 Golden Heart Finalists


Ever since I heard about Romance Writers of America I knew it was where I needed to be if I wanted to be serious about my writing career and so I joined as soon as I could. When I learned about the Golden Heart contest I felt that if I won a Golden Heart awardContinue reading “The 2016 Golden Heart Finalists”

The Best Romance Audio Books


The best audiobook I ever listened to happened to be my first and only (to date) romance audiobook. Dreamfever by Karen Marie Moning (Book #4 in the Fever Series) Narrated by Natalie Ross and Phil Gigante I had just finished reading Faefever and was dying to know what happened next. Luckily, I was new toContinue reading “The Best Romance Audio Books”

What Are The Most Popular Sub Genres in Romance & How Do They Compare?


Most people who have not been lucky enough to read a romance book think that all romance books are the same. Of course, those of us who actually read and enjoy romance know that this genre is vast and varied. Romance is a literary genre that has many sub genres. Even some of the subContinue reading “What Are The Most Popular Sub Genres in Romance & How Do They Compare?”

Who The Heck Fills These Things Out?


Hello everyone, I thought I would give you a sneak peek into” Love in Sioux Falls”¬†(my current WIP) . Let’s get to know Kristen. She is our sassy curvy New Yorker who happens to be the heroine of the story. But don’t tell her that. She thinks love is a myth that people force themselvesContinue reading “Who The Heck Fills These Things Out?”

Is it Happily ever After or not??


I’m stuck in revision process #1 because I have a story that I wanted to write but it isn’t quite following the guidelines of what a Contemporary Romance novel should be. Basically, I need to have a Happy Ending and, with this story and these characters, I don’t feel like they are at the point,Continue reading “Is it Happily ever After or not??”

2014 RITA Finalists


Congratulations to all the ladies who have become finalists in the 2014 RITA competition! I love following the RITA awards. I feel it is always a great representation of current¬†trends in the romance genre and it helps us see which authors, editors and publishers are in the thick of it all. Hopefully, one day myContinue reading “2014 RITA Finalists”

The Ultimate List of Romance Blogs on WordPress


I love connecting with fellow authors, writers, readers, and industry leaders in my genre. I’ve learned so much from those I have found, that I’m always on the look out for more people to connect with. If you are new to WordPress you might be wondering; How do I find the blogs I’m interested in?Continue reading “The Ultimate List of Romance Blogs on WordPress”

2013 RITA Winners


After reading through countless articles and books on how to be a successful writer, I noticed that many had the same tip: Read everything you can get your hands on. Read books in your genre, read books outside of your genre. Read bestsellers and emerging authors. Read the classics. Read ANYTHING that talks about orContinue reading “2013 RITA Winners”

7 Questions You Should Ask About Your Genre


Question #1: What do I want to write? After that fateful night where I filled out that character development worksheet and realized what I wanted to do for the rest of my current existence, I knew what kind of book I wanted to write. Not only because it was one of my favorite types ofContinue reading “7 Questions You Should Ask About Your Genre”