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Ruby Nickname:
Ruby Duchess

Bay Area, CA

old enough

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as a babe

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write, of course!

Blog Posts from Elisa


The Ruby Slippered Sisterhood just celebrated our TENTH blog birthday!! This coming Thursday, September 26, in keeping with Ruby tradition, we’ll be opening our 10th Annual MAKE IT GOLDEN CONTEST, and giving our not-yet-published writing friends a chance to shine (plus have a chance to earn prizes!!) The MAKE IT GOLDEN contest was originally designed […]

A Historic Night for the RITAs!!

This year’s RITA ceremony began with a distinct sense of unease: since the origin of RWA’s highest award in 1982, it had never been been won by an African-American writer. This was true despite the fact that the organization was co-founded by an African-American woman, romance editor Vivian Stevens, and despite the legendary careers of […]

Meet 2019 Golden Heart Finalist Alexis De Girolami!!

We’ve got another Omega on the blog today: 2019 Golden Heart Finalist Alexis De Girolami, whose manuscript PAGE SIX is nominated for Best Contemporary Romance! Alexis De Girolami is a video game developer by day and a romance writer by… later in the day. At night, she sleeps. She’s penned romance since writing some impressively […]

2019 Golden Heart Finalist Sheri Taylor-Emery on The Surprises That Come Along the Way

Hard to believe that RWA Nationals starts one week from today!! We’ve still got a few Omega guests left to introduce before we all gather in New York, and today we’ve got the lovely Sheri Taylor-Emery, a 2019 Golden Heart Finalist for Best Mainstream Fiction with a Central Romance with her book THE SODA FOUNTAIN […]

Meet 2019 Golden Heart Finalist Sharon M. Peterson!!!

Today we’re welcoming Sharon M. Peterson, another of the fabulous Omegas, whose book THE LEARNING CURVE has been nominated for a 2019 Golden Heart in the Mainstream Fiction with Romantic Elements category. Sharon M. Peterson grew up in Oregon, just a few minutes away from Multnomah Falls. (Google it and be awed.) As a child, […]

2019 Golden Heart Sara Whitney on What She’s Learned from Doing It Scared!!

Today’s Omega guest is Sara Whitney, a 2019 Golden Heart Finalist whose manuscript TEMPTING TALK is nominated in the category of Best Contemporary Romance! Sara Whitney writes witty, sexy contemporary romance novels packed with breezy charm, crackling dialogue, and want-to-root-for-them characters. Sara worked as a radio deejay, a newspaper reporter, and a film critic before […]

2019 Golden Heart Finalist Claire DeWolf on the Book That Surprised Her

Today we’re welcoming another Omega, Claire DeWolf, a 2019 Golden Heart Finalist whose book LOLITA’S MUSE is a finalist in the Mainstream with Romantic Elements category. Claire DeWolf (seen below in her role of Golden Heart Finalist and Hollywood wife) is a former actress turned editorial writer and community organizer. The mother of a grown […]

Meet 2019 Golden Heart Finalist A.Y. Chao!!

Today’s Omega guest is A.Y. Chao, a 2019 Golden Heart Finalist for Best Young Adult Romance with her manuscript SONG OF THE SOPHOS. A.Y. Chao (aka Alice) is a recovering lawyer, expat Canadian, adopted Londoner, lapsed knitter, runner, hobonichiplannerphile, procrasti-online-shopper, foodie, and coffee addict. Her Victorian terraced house in London, UK is chaotic HQ for […]

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