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All About hramsay

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

So Who is Mr. Darcy?

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a blog called “Using Archetypes to Find Your Story” in which I talked about an archetype system developed by Caroline Myss, and a cool set of cards that I use for character development. I was a little stunned at how popular this particular blog became, not only among […]

Using Archetypes To Find Your Story

I write romance, and that means my stories are, by necessity, character driven.  That doesn’t mean I ignore plot or story — my books have plenty of plot, and storytelling is my favorite thing about writing.  But in a romance the story should grow out of the struggles of the characters.  More important, the love […]

A Visit From My Muse

‘Twas the night before deadline, and all through the placeThe dust bunnies were mating and taking up space.The dishes were stacked in the kitchen in piles,While crumpled up notes filled the circular file. My lovers were nestled all snug in the bed, With nary a conflict to mess with their heads. And the villain in […]

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 […]

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