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Check in from RWA 2017 Orlando

Welcome from RWA Nationals Conference in hot, sunny, hot Orlando, FL.  Here are some images to enjoy from Wednesday, the “pre-conference” day.   I attended the Day of YA, hosted by YA-RWA. Our keynote speaker was Jennifer L. Armentrout, who gave a lovely, moving, personal talk on how each author should define success her own […]

Are You At RWA National? This Contest Is For You.

Shhh. My sisters didn’t know I did this, but I thought if you’re at the RWA National conference you should know Rubies there too.  Find them. Take a selfie with them (ask permission first) and post it at https://www.facebook.com/RubySlipperedSisterhood/ and be entered into a contest for three digital Ruby books, your choice, from Amazon. (Sorry. […]

When did you know you wanted to be an author?

All authors have stories about receiving The Call. For some of us, that big, memorable call might have been about the Golden Hearts or the Ritas. Others may have a call story about getting their agent or first sale. Or maybe it’s the first time they hit a best-seller list. But The Call that we’ve all experienced […]

Saying Sayonara to a Series

Congratulations to the book winners: Crystal Kendle, Sheri Supena, and Barbara Marquart!  Have a great weekend everyone! *************************** Though fictional characters live primarily in our minds and on the pages we read or write, they find their way into our hearts as well. And when characters have spanned a long-running series, it can be especially hard […]

Meet 2017 Golden Heart Finalist Kari Cole!

I can hardly believe it, but we’ve reached the end of our series of guest blogs and interviews with the Rebelles, the 2017 Golden Heart Finalists!! Our final guest is the lovely Kari Cole, whose manuscript CONSTANT CRAVING has been nominated for Best Paranormal Romance two years in a row!! Kari is a two-time Romance […]

Let’s Get those Manuscripts Ready

Next week, many romance writers will be convening in Orlando for RWA’s annual conference.  Authors will be pitching their work to editors and agents, and a lucky few will be asked to submit full or partial manuscripts. And that’s when the panic hits. It’s a wonderful feeling to have an agent or editor request your […]

Meet 2017 Golden Heart Finalist Tracy Brody!

Today we’re welcoming the second-to-last of our Rebelle guests, 2017 Golden Heart Finalist Tracy Brody, whose manuscript SHOT DOWN is nominated for Best Romantic Suspense!! Tracy Brody lives in North Carolina where she and her husband are about to be semi-empty nesters. She has a daughter heading to college and a son who’s graduated and […]

WE ARE ONE

NOTE: This blog might seem like a me blog but there are important lessons to learn. If you would ask any of my elementary, junior high or high school classmates, or teachers for that matter, to describe in one word what I was like in school, you’d probably hear the words quiet, nice, shy, friendly, […]

Three Perspectives on Your Writing

Hello, everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve posted a blog on the RSS and I’m happy to be back. Late 2016/early 2017 was rough for me, but I made it. Right? That’s the perspective you must take sometimes when you drive through the rain. Hey, I’m going to talk about perspective today. This month […]

Meet 2017 Golden Heart Finalist Jennifer Camiccia!

It’s hard to believe, but the Golden Heart Awards Ceremony will be taking place at RWA Nationals just TWO WEEKS from today!!! And the Ruby blog has just three more Golden Heart Finalists guests before they all fly off to conference! Yay, Rebelles! Today we’re welcoming 2017 Golden Heart Finalist Jennifer Camiccia, whose manuscript BIRDY’S […]

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  • Elizabeth Langston: We’re sorry you missed it too. Hope to see you next year!
  • Elizabeth Langston: Thank you. Wednesday was a great day for a lot of reasons!
  • Darynda Jones: I’m so bummed I’m missing it!!! Thanks for sharing this, Beth. I love these little...
  • Bev Pettersen: Love hearing the news and seeing the pictures. You Rubies look great! Thanks for taking the time to...
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