Here’s the link to Amazon. Just in case.
Thinking about Jobs’ advice today. Making a radical change to your life feels like jumping out of a plane… without a parachute.
I decided to take a day off the internet. Started re-reading C.S. Lewis’ Narnia book, The Silver Chair. Just got to the point where the characters are trapped underground and all the lights went out.
Do you enjoy Christian Romantic Suspense? Want to win a copy of Dangerous Deception?
If you’re looking for something new to read, here’s a giveaway of over 50 books. There are some really great authors participating in this, so check it out!
News update! My debut Love Inspired Suspense book, Dangerous Deception, is coming out November 1st.
Here is the cover!
I am amazed at all the little details the Harlequin Art Department was able to include in this cover. Does it look mysterious? Are you intrigued? I hope so!
This was a post that I wrote last year, but it needs updating. Some links are no longer relevant, and some new links have been added. (My thanks to Amelia and Barbara for sending a link!)
How much can I make writing romance novels?*
- Brenda Hiatt – Show Me the Money
- Jane Friedman – The Lure of Romance Writing (and Earnings) for the literary set
Where can I go to learn more about writing romance?
- Romance Writers of America
- Rose City Romance Writers (Local chapter of the RWA)
- Harlequin Writing Community (Facebook)
- Romance Divas Forum (registration required)
- The Lit Forum (registration required)
- Writing Careers: The Business Behind Becoming an Author
Recommended books on the craft of writing
- Liz Fielding, Liz Fieldings’s Little Book of Writing Romance
- Stephen King, On Writing
- Donald Maass, The Emotional Craft of Fiction
- Dwight V. Swain, Techniques of the Selling Writer
- Phyllis Whitney, Guide to Fiction Writing
Podcasts about writing in general
YouTube videos about writing
- Novel Q&A with Ellen Brock
- How to Write Romance Beats with Gwen Hayes
- Mastering the Craft of Writing with Historical Romance Novelist Deanne Gist
*Because that’s invariably the first question I’m asked.
I love libraries. I have to confess, having one of my books in a library makes it feel like a real book in a way that having a book up on Amazon never does. So when I heard about the Multnomah County’s Library Writer’s Project, I was excited.
This program looks for independently published books written by authors in the Portland area, and since The English Lieutenant’s Lady is written about early Oregon history, it seemed like a good fit. The library agreed!
I’ve put up a post on the Craftie Ladies of Romance website talking about my experience with my local police department’s Citizen’s Academy. I was handcuffed! Sat in the back of a police car! Shot a Glock! Y’know, the usual things a writer does.