Historical and Contemporary Romance Author

Monthly Archives : January 2009

When the Pieces Fall Together

When I tell other authors that I write historical, one of the more common responses I get (assuming they don’t write historical themselves) is something along the lines of “Oh, I’ve always wanted to write a historical, but the all the research and the accuracy and the details are just too intimidating.” They prefer to write contemporaries, set in a…

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It’s Nailbiting Time Again!

Last week, I sent my option book proposal to my agent (the uber-fabulous Kevan Lyon) and sweated for what seemed like days on end. Would she like it? Would she like it but think it needed major revisions to be saleable? What if it was so bad, I had to start over from scratch? (Having already started over once, I…

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The Meaning of “Published”

If you’re a member of RWA (Romance Writers of America) or are at least tangentially interested in the organization, you’re probably aware that it sponsors two annual contests for writers: The Golden Heart: For completed, uncontracted manuscripts in one the romance/YA genres by authors who are not published in novella or novel-length fiction. The Rita: For published romance novels and…

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Since she FINALLY posted the announcement on the Mavens blog today, I can finally stop biting my tongue and tell you all that my dear friend and critique partner Erica Ridley sold her Regency-set gothic mystery/paranormal romance, TOUCHED, to Kensington Books in a two-book deal. Even better, we both have the same editor (John Scognamiglio). How awesome is that? And…

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