Do you fill your bookshelf completely with books, or do you keep some other things there, too, just for funzies? I like plants and drawings and these little wood blocks with sayings on them 😁 #bookshelfdecor#bookshelfenvy
What genre am I going to work in next? This is one of those questions that keeps me up at night. I have a sci-fi romance that's brewing, but I also have these contemporary romance outlines bouncing around in my computer...
I need to type as fast as my brain can think up stories.
Anyone have any requests? 😆😂
Less than 2 weeks until Summoned, the conclusion of the Siren Prophecy, releases. 🧜♀️
Here’s a sneak peek: “Lost. Myreen has never felt more lost than she did when she allowed Draven to pull her to the surface. The battle was lost. All hope was lost. And there seemed no chance or any of it being found again.”
Summoned releases April 2nd!
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Illustrated by Henry Gonzales
Sometimes, you just have to trust your steps.
Haikus for Internet series: “Patience,” #94 .
Confused, lost souls will
Not want you to go ahead.
Explain, but walk on.
Art by Dan Grinwis. To see more of Dan’s work, visit (the free and awesome) Unsplash: https://unsplash.com/@finding_dan
Please like and/or follow if you’re feeling this. Regardless, I appreciate your eye/brain/soul time! #poetry#haiku#art#photography#patience#dontstop#forward#move#growth#higherself
In 2002, I emailed the president of the @romancewriters organization (@shirleyhailstock) and asked her if RWA would make an exception to their rule of members being 18 years and older. I was 16 but “very mature” for my age. I also knew without a doubt that I was going to be a romance novelist and RWA was my home.
Shirley (who I saw for the first time this weekend, and didn’t make the connection until after I left the NJRW mtg) was so kind to me. She told me, and I’ll never forget this, that determination was half the battle, and to take the next two years of my life to hone my skills. She said she looked forward to seeing great things from me in the future.
I took Shirley’s advice to heart, and joined RWA as soon as I could. From that moment on, my life changed. I attended my first conference a few years later, and I knew that a RITA nom would be one of my biggest accomplishments if I could achieve it. The importance of RWA, as well as the symbolic nature of the award, has been a huge part of my end-game.
When @pintip_dunn called me, I started crying. I didn’t even cry the day I held my book for the first time. But I cried today because I got the nomination. The dreams of my sixteen year old self have been achieved, and for the first time since childhood, my world is on the right axis, my ambition isn’t craving more success, and I truely feel accepted. My heart is content. #ritagh#rwa19#romancelandia#authorsofig#yalit#bookish#bookstagram
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Samira Suarez’s grandmother died, bringing her home after five years. Surprisingly, grandma left her millions of dollars and the family got zero. Such a great way to warm her presence into everyone’s heart, right? Sam doesn’t care about the money except for the line in the will that reads if she dies within thirty days, the family would get the cash. Say what?
Riel Karven, wolf shifter, has been waiting five years for Sam to return. He’s been giving her the time she needs to explore the world, but that time is up. He knew she was his mate before she left. Now that she’s back, he’s keeping her. And he’s going to show her what five long years without the woman he wants does to a man. They might need a new bed after this.
I handed in my copyedits for THE SKY WEAVER yesterday! ⚓️⚔️🌊 Fun fact: my computer crashed roughly 30 seconds after I sent it to my editor, which I’m considering a miracle, because I definitely forgot to back it up. 🙃🙃🙃 Anyways! I love that day-after feeling of hitting your deadline and then suddenly realizing you can now do anything you want (until you remember all the things you’re behind on because of said deadline ...🙈) What should I do to celebrate? Binge-watch Star Wars? Work on a new project? Spend the day reading? Run around the house ten times? 😉 Also, yes, that IS the opening of Chapter One on my computer screen. And if you zoom in, you can read it. ⚓️⚔️🌊