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Redefining Success

In 2013 – wow, four years ago! – my traditional publisher and I parted ways, and the career I thought I was going to have took an unexpected turn. My contract for an Underbelly Chronicles paranormal trilogy was cancelled after two books. My publisher loved my work, but with over a year elapsing between book […]

Meet 2017 Golden Heart Finalist C.R. Grissom!!

Today we’re welcoming our third Rebelle this week, 2017 Golden Heart Finalist C.R. Grissom, whose manuscript MOUTHFUL is nominated for Best Young Adult Romance. C.R. Grissom lives in San Jose, California—in the heart of Silicon Valley. She works for a high-tech company by day, and at night she writes sports romance featuring young adults as […]

Meet 2017 Golden Heart Finalist Suzanne Turner!!

Today we’re welcoming the second of our three Rebelle guests this week: 2017 Golden Heart Finalist Suzanne Turner, whose manuscript THE LOST CHORD is nominated for Best Historical Romance! With a degree in anthropology, Suzanne Turner inevitably ended up in law school, where she was voted Most Likely To Start a Cult without Knowing It. […]

Meet 2017 Golden Heart Finalist Christina Britton!!

It’s another big week with the Rebelles, with Rebelle guests today, tomorrow, and Thursday. Today we’re welcoming 2017 Golden Heart Finalist Christina Britton, whose manuscript WITH LOVE IN SIGHT is nominated for Best Historical Romance! Christina Britton developed a passion for writing romance novels shortly after buying her first at the tender age of thirteen. […]

How Do You Find Your Characters

Many years ago, I was like a shaky legged fawn stepping into the world of writing. I had written before, for myself and for my school newspapers, but this new world was totally different and scary as hell. I knew if I was going to survive I would need a strong man by my side […]

Meet 2017 Golden Heart Finalist Heather Leonard!!

Today we’re welcoming another Rebelle, 2017 Golden Heart Finalist Heather Leonard, whose wonderfully-titled manuscript, BLESS YOUR HEART AND OTHER SOUTHERN CURSES is nominated for Best Paranormal Romance. Heather Leonard is a civil rights employment lawyer/mediator who writes paranormal romance and urban fantasy in her ever so sparse free time. If she were a super-hero (and […]

Diversity & Working with a Sensitivity Reader

We live in a diverse world.  If you’re writing romance novels that take place in modern times, the odds are good that your entire cast of characters aren’t going to be carbon copies of one another when it comes to ethnicity and socio-economic background. Which means as a writer you are going to be writing […]

Meet 2017 Golden Heart Finalist Scarlett Peckham!!

Today we’re welcoming another Rebelle, Scarlett Peckham, 2017 Golden Heart Finalist in Historical Romance with her manuscript CONFESS, YOUR GRACE. Scarlett Peckham came to romance as a child upon finding her grandmother hiding on a porch, giggling over a beat-up copy of Whitney, My Love. She quickly stole it, and has never looked back. She […]

Perfect Pitch

With the RWA National conference just down the road, some of you may be quaking at the idea of pitching your manuscripts to agents or editors. But I say, no worries. Just follow the method I successfully used at over twenty national and regional conferences. With a nod of acknowledgement to the great Deb Dixon’s Goal, Motivation, and […]

Meet 2017 Golden Heart Finalist Janet Halpin!!

Today we’re welcoming another Rebelle, 2017 Golden Heart Finalist Janet Halpin, whose manuscript BERYL BLUE, TIME COP is nominated for Best Paranormal Romance! Janet Halpin identifies as a “kidder, complainer, tea-drinker, mom, reader, teller of hilarious and sometimes totally true tales, sock-folder, and author.” Inspired by the genre fiction that enthralled her as a kid, […]

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