All About Jacie Floyd

Being a product of the Midwest, Jacie believes it is the best and most under-rated place to live, except for the crazy unpredictability of the weather. Feeling certain she was an island girl in a past life, she struggles with the bitter cold winters of Southwest Ohio.

From her first Nancy Drew mystery, she's been an avid reader and occasional writer. After marrying the man of her dreams and giving birth to the world’s two best children, she spent many years as a wife and mother with an interesting variety of nine-to-five jobs. Eventually, the desire to create her own stories took over.

As a member of the Romance Writers of America, she took the time to learn the craft and completed more than eight contemporary manuscripts. As an unpublished author, it was her great honor to be named a six-time Golden Heart™ Finalist and two-time Golden Heart™ winner by RWA.

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Jacqueline's Fun Facts

Ruby Nickname:
Ruby Pink

Cincinnati, Ohio

No way

GH Year(s)
2001 (2X!), 2004, 2008, 2009, 2013

Completed Manuscript(s)

Short/long/single title/contemporary

Started Writing:

Day Job:
Full time writer

For Fun:
Travel, reading, cooking, family outings

Blog Posts from Jacqueline

Golden Heart Finalist Gwynne Jackson: “Yet She Persisted!”

Today I’m delighted to introduce 2018 Golden Heart Finalist Gwynne Jackson, another of the fabulous Persisters. She’s been nominated in the Best Contemporary Romance Category for her manuscript DUET. I was first ‘introduced’ to Gwynne when I was named as her GH mentor through THE GOLDEN NETWORK, an RWA chapter of past Golden Heart finalists. […]

From Florida with Love!

How many states have you lived in? I’ve lived in five different states. In the first four (Indiana, Missouri, Iowa, and Ohio) my feet were firmly planted in the Midwest. The Midwest has many admirable qualities. It is vastly misunderstood by many and underrated by most, but one thing you can honestly say about it […]

Emotional Milestones

Like many of you, I wear my heart on my sleeve, unable to disguise my moments of joy or sorrow. I weep my way equally through births, deaths, weddings, graduations, pretty sunsets, rainbows, and Hallmark movies. You name the occasion, I’ve cried during it. And if I’m in a room with you and you are […]

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 […]

What Do Your Characters’ Jobs Reveal About Them?

Jobs are hard for writers. Not that employment is hard, or even writing, although they are, but deciding on jobs for characters is especially hard. A reader’s first impression of the hero and heroine might be provided by their occupations and go a long way toward establishing personality traits. If your blurb indicates that a hero […]


I wake up with dread, knowing I have an ironclad this-is-really-it deadline looming. I’ve delayed long enough. The book is written, but other tasks MUST be completed. Final edits. Uploading files. Newsletter draft. Create ads. Schedule a blog tour. Secure beta readers. Update website. On and on. These tasks are not my strong points, but […]

Heart, Heat, Hope, and Humor

No surprise here, but I have closets full of ‘keeper’ books that go back decades. Crisp contemporaries, crumbling high school favorites, bold and sweeping historicals, witty chick-lit, proper regencies, and romantic suspense. I love them all.               Early in my writing career, I studied my keepers to determine what—beyond plot—had me clinging to this particular […]

Superstitions: Find a Penny, Pick It Up

Hurray! Today is the book birthday of CURSED BY LOVE, the second book in my Good Riders Series. While writing this book, I studied long lists of good luck/bad luck superstitions. And believe me, there are some odd ones out there. In CURSED BY LOVE, the heroine, Molly Webber, is a superstitious schoolteacher who doesn’t […]

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