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Ruby Nickname:
Ruby Duchess

Bay Area, CA

old enough

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Completed Manuscript(s)


Started Writing:
as a babe

Day Job:

For Fun:
write, of course!

Blog Posts from Elisa

The September Hour-a-Day Challenge Starts Today!!

It’s here! It’s here! September is here! Most years, that hasn’t been good news for my writing productivity–I’m a teacher, and the start of each new school year is like falling down a well. (A good and noble well, to be sure, but one that swallows my time and energy whole.) For many of you, […]

Announcing the 2015 September Hour-a-Day Challenge!

Hard to believe, but another summer’s winding to a close. For many writers, summer’s a slow time, what with family vacations and bored, housebound kids chipping away at their focus. For me, though, summer’s by far the most productive time of the year…because I’m a teacher, and the second I step back into the classroom […]

Release Party: Kim Law’s MONTANA CHERRIES

Big congrats to Ruby Sister Kim Law for the release this week of MONTANA CHERRIES. I’m thrilled to see this book out on shelves: an earlier version of the book was nominated for the Golden Heart in 2012, and it’s a big, deep, romantic, heart-wrenching story. Reviews have been flat-out glowing, calling it FANTASTIC, AMAZING, […]

Meet 2015 Golden Heart Finalist Alexa Rowan!

It’s hard to believe, but we’re at the end of our hosting season for the new class of Golden Heart Finalists. (RWA Nationals starts in a week, so I guess I really shouldn’t be all that surprised….) Our final Dragonfly guest blogger is Alexa Rowan, whose book WINNING HER OVER is nominated for Short Contemporary […]

Meet 2015 Golden Heart Finalist Maria Powers!

Today we’re welcoming our second-to-last Dragonfly, 2015 Golden Heart Finalist Maria Powers, who’s nominated in the Paranormal Romance category for COYOTE WALKS. Maria grew up in Southern California. She graduated with a degree in English and promptly entered the Business world. By day she works in Affordable Housing wrangling contracts and agreements with several government […]

Meet 2015 Golden Heart Finalist Tosha Sumner!

Today we’re delighted to welcome another YA-writing Dragonfly: Tosha Sumner, 2015 Golden Heart finalist in Young Adult Romance for her manuscript THE CULLODEN IMMORTALS. Forever optimistic and easily amused, T.L. Sumner is the author of magical stories about strong, athletic heroines chasing their dreams on and off the playing field. She holds both a B.S. and M.S. in […]

Meet 2015 Golden Heart Finalist Diana Muñoz Stewart!

Welcome back from the holiday weekend, everyone! Today we’re delighted to welcome Diana Muñoz Stewart, 2015 Golden Heart Finalist in Young Adult Romance with her manuscript MIND TRAVELER. Diana Muñoz Stewart’s award-winning young adult and adult romantic fiction includes paranormal, science fiction, and contemporary stories. No matter the genre or whether her characters face death, […]

Meet 2015 Golden Heart Finalist Julie Glover!

Today we’re welcoming Julie Glover, 2015 Golden Heart finalist in the Young Adult category with her contemporary novel manuscript SHARING HUNTER. Julie Glover grew up reading Laura Ingalls Wilder, Judy Blume, and every Nancy Drew book she could get her hands on. Although she’d always dreamed of writing a novel, she didn’t write her first […]

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