Book Events/Festivals I’d Love to Go to Someday: #TopTenTuesday

Welcome back to #TopTenTuesday hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl! Today I will share which events and festivals I’d love to visit someday! RWA – This has been the number one event I’ve dreamed of going to. Romance Writers of America has been my go-to since I started writing back in early 2000’s. ACFW –…

Cover Reveal – Dear Maddie by G. Parker

I’m happy to have a fellow Anaiah Press author’s book at my blog today and it’s a beautiful cover reveal! Check it out! Isn’t it gorgeous! Here’s what the book’s about: “Dear Maddie – My boyfriend and I have been together for almost two years, but…”   Maddie never dreamed she’d be writing a newspaper column…

Top 15 Overused Words in a Manuscript #wordchoice #fillerwords #editing #amediting

Choosing Words that Make Your Writing a MasterpieceHow do you choose the best words for your writing? Do you write and then go back to edit the words? Are you one of those brilliant writers who has a dictionary/thesaurus embedded in your brain and the right word comes when summoned? As I work on my newest WIP, I can tell when I am having a bad day. I use and reuse the same words or phrases all the time. Here are my favorites this week: Come on! Why all my characters are saying this is beyond me! smiled  I promise…

Newbie Romance Writers Advice

I signed my first book contract in August 2012. This was a HUGE deal for me, as I had almost given up on publishing and just continued writing for myself. Without my husband’s push, I never would have made it. Since then, I published six other books, all in mainstream romance category, and then moved…

Welcome to Melony Teague, author of A Promise to Keep!

What is the first line in your novel? Describe how you decided to start your book with it. Only a promise to a dying man would make her attend her twenty-year high school reunion. As you might have guessed from the title, A Promise to Keep, promises have a big part to play in this story…

The Christmas Ranch Release Day!

The day is here! My book baby, The Christmas Ranch is out in the world! Megan Palmer, a T.V. journalist for True Faith Network, is assigned to report on Flying B Ranch, known for its Christmas lights and tree farm. When Megan meets owner Brody Blackstone, a single father and cowboy, she has to come…

#TopTenTuesday: Top 10 Christmas Gifts for Book Lovers

1. Book-Related Mugs: If you’re going to get a coffee mug (because you know you will), at least let it be book related. I love this one: 2. Book Scarves: I absolutely love scarves during the winter months. How about a book themed one? Here’s a scarf I found on Etsy that would be perfect. Click the photo and it also has a Jane Austen themed scarf! 3. Book Jewelry: Any type of jewelry with a book theme is fun! I love this “Book Worm” ring with a unique design and it’s only $10 on Amazon. 4. Book Ends: What…

#FirstLineFriday: The Christmas Ranch

We’re one week away from release day, so I thought I’d participate in this week’s #FirstLineFriday. In The Christmas Ranch, I wanted to get the message across that my heroine, Megan, is new to Texas. Here’s how the book starts: If Megan passed another “Don’t Mess with Texas” sign, she was going to scream. So,…