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Hope Ramsay was born in New York and grew up on Long Island, but every summer Momma would pack her off under the care of Aunt Aunt Annie to go visiting with relatives in the midlands of South Carolina. Her extended family includes its share of colorful aunts and uncles, as well as cousins by the dozens, who provide the fodder for the characters you'll find in Last Chance, South Carolina. She is a two-time Golden Heart finalist and is married to a good ol' Georgia boy who resembles every single one of her heroes. She has two grown children and a couple of demanding lap cats. She lives in Virginia where you can often find her on the back deck, picking on her thirty-five-year-old Martin guitar.

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Hope's Fun Facts

Hometown:
Great Neck, NY

Age:
61

GH Year(s)
2009 & 2010

Completed Manuscript(s)
Too many to count

Genre(s):
Romance and Fantasy

Started Writing:
In 2nd Grade

Day Job:
Consultant & Author

Blog Posts from Hope

Gravy! (And a Book Release)

Thanksgiving is almost upon us and I have a book release today with the appropriate title of Last Chance Family.  It’s got an orphaned girl, a confused gambler, a golden-hearted veterinarian, and lots and lots of cats.  You can’t go wrong with cats and orphans and vets when it comes to holiday books — let […]

Follow the Rubies at RWA National

Many of the ruby sisters will be attending the Romance Writers of America’s national conference in San Antonio this week. And we thought, instead of daily blogs about the event, it might be way more fun to post the live Twitter feed from the authors who are attending.  So here it is.  This feed will […]

The Seven Paragraph Synopsis – Redux

Way back in November, 2011,  I posted a blog here on writing a synopsis.  The post turned into a session at the 2013 RWA Nationals and to this day I continue to get people emailing me looking for more details on synopsis writing.  So, below you’ll find the original post in its entirety. In addition, […]

Check into the Inn at Last Chance

I have three brothers.  They taught me much as I grew up.  How to kick a soccer ball.  How to climb a tree.  How to bait a hook.  How to score a baseball game. They also handed down their books to me.  Books like: The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, by Robert Heinlein, and I, […]

Plotting with your Characters

I don’t know about you, but I find plotting to be the most difficult thing about writing fiction. But now that I write for a living, I’m required to submit a synopsis and/or detailed outline to my publisher well before I ever start a book.  And since my publisher pays me to do this, I […]

Where Do You Get Your Ideas?

This scenario should sound familiar.  You’re at a cocktail party with a group of people who are not your closest friends, and someone asks you what you do for a living.  You decide to say “author,” because your day-job is something boring like bookkeeping.  Saying author gets a much more positive response. When I tell […]

Ruby Release: Last Chance Knit & Stitch by Hope Ramsay

In celebration of the release date of Last Chance Knit & Stitch, I asked Ricki Wilson, a long time resident of Last Chance, South Carolina, and the day shift waitress at the Kountry Kitchen Café, to join me on the blog today.  Ricki knows more about what’s going on in Last Chance than just about […]

The Last Chance Charity Knit Along

The best thing about being a published author is having readers. This is an obvious statement.  But my appreciation for readers goes way beyond the fact that they consume the stories I write.  The truth is, I’ve gotten to know a few of my readers pretty well, and I’ve found that readers give back a […]

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