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Do It Write: Where Jessica James writes @jessicajames #RLFblog #thrillerDon’t miss Presidential Advantage, the must-read 2020 Romantic Thriller by Jessica James. An unsuspecting First Lady depends on a Secret Service agent to help her survive life in the White House in a political thriller by Jessica James.

Jessica, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Before we talk about your office, please tell us about your latest book.

Presidential Advantage by Jessica James

Genre Romantic Political Thriller

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): G

An unsuspecting First Lady must rely on a Secret Service agent to discover who can be trusted–and who will do anything to keep control.

When a shy country girl from Virginia marries a prominent Georgetown attorney, her life is bound to change. But when that attorney is catapulted to the office of President of the United States, she is thrust into the role of First Lady–and uncovers a world of secrets and betrayals that alters everything she once knew.

After recovering from her initial missteps and negotiating the obstacles of her new public life, Elizabeth Collins begins to understand the nature of politics. But as another election approaches, turmoil in the White House intensifies. Leaks. Lies. Deceit. Deception. People the First Lady thought were friends desert her and the true character of people she thought she knew is revealed.

When the stakes become life and death, the First Lady uncovers the ultimate betrayal and is forced to come to terms with her own role in the political process. Only with the help of Secret Service Agent Clint Brody, can she hope to find her way out of danger–and uncover the identity of the real traitor in the White House.

How long have you been writing?

Pretty much forever, though not as a fiction writer. I have a degree in journalism, so started out in the newspaper business.

What was your first published book?

Shades of Gray, which is an epic historical fiction novel set during the Civil War. I never thought I’d write another book after finishing that one, and it’s still one of my bestselling books with almost 1,500 reviews.

Tell us about your writing space or home office.

Well, it’s pretty much the reason I bought my house twenty-five years ago. It’s the entire first floor of the original stone house (which is more two hundred years old). I had to build an addition so I would have a kitchen, living room and bathrooms.

Anything special about your space?

It’s old and has a lot of character. It’s a comfortable and welcoming space.Do It Write: Where Jessica James writes @jessicajames #RLFblog #thriller

What office equipment do you use most, other than your computer?

I bought an extra wide recliner with proceeds from winning a book contest. I do most of my writing in that.

What book or books about writing do you recommend for new authors?

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert. The writing process is kind of magical to me, and Elizabeth explains it in a way that is interesting and entertaining.

What do you like to read for relaxation?

I enjoy reading just about anything historical or military-related. I don’t read a lot of fiction, but Vince Flynn (Kyle Mills) novels are a definite exception.

Where to buy Presidential Advantage

Publisher https://www.jessicajamesbooks.com/presidential-advantage
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Jessica James believes in honor, duty, and true love–and that’s what she writes about in her award-winning novels that span the ages from the Revolutionary War to modern day.
She is a four-time winner of the John Esten Cooke Award for Southern Fiction, and has won more than a dozen other literary awards, including a Readers’ Favorite International Book Award and a Gold Medal from the Military Writers Society of America. Her novels have been used in schools and are available in hundreds of libraries including Harvard and the U.S. Naval Academy.
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Do It Write: Where Emerald writes @Emerald_theGLD #RLFblog #authorEmerald, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Before we talk about your office, please tell us about your latest book.

Initiative: Tales of Erotic Boldness by Emerald

Genre Erotic Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

From audacious proposals to first-time exploits to newfound inner confidence, taking initiative delves into the risqué in these thirteen smoldering tales. An accidental catalyst invokes a bold move in “Fulfillment,” while the brassiness in “Shift Change” belongs entirely to narrator Stacey. “Who’s on Top?” sees a meeting between fans of rival baseball teams turn into a game of chance and wits, and “The Beast Within” offers a present-day “Beauty and the Beast” rendition that puts a twist on ugliness, beauty, pain, and pleasure–and the surprising ways they can intertwine.

Sometimes brazen, sometimes subtle, the initiatives between these pages always showcase the erotic and how it can both inspire and evoke our most emboldened selves.

How long have you been writing?

Since I was about seven. My first project was an utterly scintillating, I’m sure, autobiographical account of life with my cat at the time.

Tell us about your writing space or home office.

In early 2016, I bought my first single-family house. It’s a three-bedroom ranch style, so my office is in the room right across from the master bedroom. I’ve had the same desk for more than a decade because aesthetically, I really like it. Its one drawback is that it is just a surface with no drawers or storage space, but to be fair, that probably keeps me from accumulating a disorganized mess(es) in any drawers. I do have a two-drawer file cabinet in the vicinity.

Last year, I decided I would get a Balance Ball chair for my desk. Sigh…it was a noble idea, but I have to admit to its being a failed experiment. All it really resulted in was my avoiding sitting at my desk! It turns out I just feel too frequent of an urge to lean back, sit cross-legged (yes, I do this on chairs sometimes), sit with one foot underneath me, or pull my laptop onto my lap for the Balance Ball chair to really work for me. So I recently gave in and returned my regular office chair to the location behind my desk.

I also have a wonderful black upholstered chair and ottoman in another corner of my office where I work frequently (especially when the Balance Ball chair was still behind my desk!).

Anything special about your space?

The corner of my desk features a small plastic gumball machine my older sister gave me for my fifth birthday. Ever since I can remember, I’ve had a predilection for circles/roundness, and I love bright colors. So I’ve adored this delightfully spherical plastic gumball machine with bright, round gumballs since the first moment I saw it! So much so that I still have it more than thirty-five years later…. You can see it on my desk in the picture.

In addition, my office has fabulous silver wallpaper, a wall calendar I buy every year that has gorgeous and inspiring garden photographs (the Secret Garden series–I highly recommend it), and a stuffed Hello Kitty in a hot pink plaid dress I consider my “writing buddy.”

What do you love most about that area?

I love the two windows that look out the front of my house. There are bushes right outside that I especially love to see in the summer when they’re green and, in the case of the rosebush, in bloom, but one of them is also holly, so it’s green year-round. The room gets a lot of natural light in the morning since it faces east.

I also love how I have the room arranged–it took me a couple tries to get it the way I want it. I reconfigured the desk and file cabinet setup a year or so after I moved in, and I like it much better now. Some would say the furniture arrangement is not particularly convenient because I have to walk specifically around and behind my desk (which has an “L” shape) to sit in it, but I actually like this because it means that when I go back there, I am working. It’s not a place I just sit casually or dart in and out of while doing other things.

If money was no object, what would your home office look like?

My laptop, printer, software, and any other technological equipment would immediately be upgraded! I would love to have the best/fastest/most efficient of such without concern for how expensive it is.

What office equipment do you use most, other than your computer?

Do It Write: Where Emerald writes @Emerald_theGLD #RLFblog #authorMy corner chair…I suppose that isn’t really office equipment, but I frequently sit on the upholstered chair in the corner of my office and consider it integral to my work process.

I also use the printer a lot because I feel strongly oriented toward editing and proofreading on paper rather than electronically. Though I lament that it’s not environmental, I’ve usually printed multiple drafts of projects I’m working on. (I do at least recycle them.)

What do you think is a must have for an efficient office?

I personally like almost anything I’m going to need to be within reach. It seems just the way I concentrate, but if I have to actually get up to get or look for something, it tends to interrupt my concentration and momentum. I want pen, stapler, printer, highlighter, my water bottle, scratch paper/notebook, and I’m sure some other things I’m forgetting to be right there, easily within reach. I do have my desk and space set up that way.

I also feel it needs to be comfortable (back to the Balance Ball chair…). Since I’ve tended to like to work for hours at a time, I sometimes lean back in my chair and pull my laptop into my lap and put my feet on my desk. When I’m not doing this, I seem, for some reason, to find a foot rest positively necessary. I like my chair to be pretty high, and if my feet do not feel anchored on the floor (which they tend not to without a foot rest), I honestly feel I can’t concentrate well.

Are you a writing mom/dad?

Of non-human children: I have two cats and two dogs (known as “the puppies” even though they’re five now), all of whom tend to be in and out of my office whenever I’m in there. And of course the puppies have no qualms about unabashedly interrupting me when it’s time to go out. The cats frequent my office, and when I’m in the chair in the corner, they’ve been known to fail to recognize the relative inconvenience of making their way onto my lap. Or perhaps they just don’t care….

On that note, I actually had two iterations of the Balance Ball chair. The first one bit the dust when one cat chased the other up onto it, and she landed with her claws out. (It’s as though she knew something I didn’t at the time!)

How do you juggle writing and family?

I try to make sure everybody is fed and, in the case of the dogs, has gone out recently so that ideally they’ll leave me alone for a while. :)

Where to buy Initiative: Tales of Erotic Boldness

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B087C9955K/

Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/initiative-emerald/1136896418

Apple Books https://books.apple.com/us/book/initiative/id1510056262

Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/initiative-5

IndieBound https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781734599138

Emerald Social Media

Emerald is an erotic fiction author interested in elevating discussion of and attention to authentic sexual experience. Her short fiction has been featured in more than thirty multi-author anthologies in the genre, and her book Safe: A Collection of Erotic Stories won the bronze IPPY in the Erotica category of the 2016 Independent Publisher Book Awards. The author of three short story collections, she has also penned dozens of blog posts at her website, TheGreenLightDistrict.org, on topics ranging from sexuality and self-awareness to politics, sex work, and reproductive justice. The majority of her wardrobe incorporates glitter in some capacity.
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Do It Write: Where NJ Walters writes @njwaltersauthor #RLFblog #SciFiRomanceNJ Walters, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Before we talk about your office, please tell us about your latest book.

Unexpected Angel by NJ Walters

Genre Science Fiction Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Angelina Astoferus is on the run from her uncle, who wants to marry her off as part of a business deal. Her only hope is to find a spaceship to escape on–and a man willing to take her virginity, since her being pure is part of the deal. A desperate escape attempt leads her to the loading docks of the planet Oasis, where she spies Amos. Captivated by him, when the opportunity to sneak on board his ship arises, she takes it.
When Amos Marks discovers a stowaway on his ship, he knows she is big trouble. He and his brothers don’t need two dangerous enemies–her powerful uncle and the jilted warrior from Gravas–but Amos can’t turn his back on her. He decides to help her with her outlandish plan, but neither of them expects that the physical connection between them will lead to so much more.

How long have you been writing?

My first book was published October 27, 2004. Hard to believe it’s been almost 15 years. The industry, and my writing, has changed so much in that time.

What was your first published book?

My very first published book was Annabelle Lee with Ellora’s Cave. That was back when ebooks weren’t considered “real” books by the New York publishing houses and long before Amazon became a powerhouse in the industry. Amazing how much the world has changed since then.

I was so excited when they accepted my book. They wanted me to add about 10K to the story. I told them it was no problem. Then I panicked and went to work. It changed my life.

The book went out of publication for a couple of years after the publisher closed, but it has been released as Uncovering Annabelle.

Tell us about your writing space or home office.

I’ve written all but two of my books in a small 3′ by 6′ corner of my living room. I have a small desk, a desktop computer, and a small shelf. That’s my writing cave. The computer isn’t online. When I sit there, all I do is write.

What do you love most about that area?Do It Write: Where NJ Walters writes @njwaltersauthor #RLFblog #SciFiRomance

Oddly enough, I love how small it is. I like being cozy. I like that everything is close at hand. There’s wall on two sides of the space and a privacy screen around the front and part of other side. It really is a writing cave.

If money was no object, what would your home office look like?

Honestly, if money was no option I’d own a house, maybe something 800 to 1000 square feet. (Which is much bigger than my current apartment.) I’d love a small office with floor to ceiling bookshelves on at least two of the walls for my books and personal mementos. I’d have my desk beside a window overlooking a yard. I’d also have a cozy reading area in front of the shelves where I could relax or work on research and notes.

What office equipment do you use most, other than your computer?

I’m a bit of a technophobe, so I’m not big on electronics. Other than my desktop computer, I’d say I use my iPad mini the most. I use it mostly in the evenings when I’m curled up on the sofa for checking email or social media. I’ll even watch TV shows and YouTube videos on it.

What book or books about writing do you recommend for new authors?

There are so many great books on writing. Some are purely technical while others are more inspirational. I’d tell any new author to check out what’s in their local library and local bookstore to get a feel for what’s out there. Stephen King’s On Writing and Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird are both go-to books for most writers and a great starting point.

What do you like to read for relaxation?

I love to read romance, of course–historical, contemporary, romantic suspense, and paranormal. I also love to read nonfiction books. A lot of self help, personal growth types of books. I figure it’s good to balance things out.

Where to buy Unexpected Angel

Publisher https://www.evernightpublishing.com/unexpected-angel-by-n-j-walters/

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07S9VPXKH/

Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/unexpected-angel-n-j-walters/1131766415

Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/unexpected-angel-2

Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/941298

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NJ Walters is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who has always been a voracious reader, and now she spends her days writing novels of her own. Vampires, werewolves, dragons, time-travelers, seductive handymen, and next-door neighbors with smoldering good looks–all vie for her attention. It’s a tough life, but someone’s got to live it.
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Karen Cino, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Before we talk about your office, please tell us about your latest book.

New Beginnings Cookie Cutter Cozy Mystery by Karen Cino

Genre Cozy Mystery

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG 17

After a traumatic event in her life, Connie Acosta heads down to the Jersey Shore to stay with her friend, Sara Mazza, who lives in a fifty-five and over community. For Connie, this is a temporary stop until she figures out what she wants to do.

Connie and Sara have a brief discussion and decide to start the baking business they had spoken about decades before. But things take a dramatic turn when Sara gets Connie involved in a mysterious adventure at the clubhouse.

How long have you been writing?

I’ve been writing since I’m fourteen years old. I wrote my first short story when I was a freshman in high school. Since then, writing has been my whole life.

What was your first published book?

My first book published was Roses. Roses is a Women’s Fiction Contemporary Romance with Romantic Elements.

Tell us about your writing space or home office.

I recently finished my office adding lights. I bought two new book cases to make that eight bookcases in total. My parents bought me my desk and I put my apple desk top on it. I use it to edit because the screen is big but I write on my laptop.

Anything special about your space?

I can see out the side window and it’s the first office space that I’m completely happy with.

What do you love most about that area?

I love the fact that it has a french door, which I can close and block out the television coming from the other room.

What would like to change about your home office?

I’d like to have all my bookcases in the room with me. I also would love to have one chalk wall so I can make my notes all in one place.

If money was no object, what would your home office look like?

It would like like something out of HGTV. I’d probably hire the Property Brothers to make me a big space with my own wet bar and coffee station!

What office equipment do you use most, other than your computer?

I use my printer. I print out whatever a wrote for the day. When I do my edits I have to have a hard copy. I have two prints.

What do you think is a must have for an efficient office?

Most important feature of an efficient office is privacy. Once I get going, there can be a high school band playing behind me and it wouldn’t interrupt me. But I need quiet to start so I can focus.

Are you a writing mom/dad?

My kids are now on their own. But I was a writing mom when I wrote my first seven books.

How do you juggle writing and family?

I always made it a point to find an hour a day to write. I always put myself on a 1000 word a day schedule, which I still keep today. Some days I’ll write 1000 words and other days I can right up to 3000 words. But it essential to have a schedule.

What book or books about writing do you recommend for new authors?

I’d recommend any of the books the Writers Digest Books. Every one has been a fountain of information to me. I still refer to many of them when I’m stuck. Joining writers groups is another way to learn. I belong to Romance Writers of America, Women Fiction Writers Association and Liberty States Fiction Writers. There are so many groups. If your a mystery writer there’s Sisters in Crime. You can find multiple online genres through Romance Writers of America.

What do you like to read for relaxation?

I read women’s fiction, lots of cozy mysteries and you can never go wrong with a Stephen Kind novel.

Do you have an author newsletter?

Yes. If you would like to receive my quarterly newsletter you can sign up here: http://http://bit.ly/2V4OEQL

Where to buy New Beginnings

Publisher Mandolay Press

Amazon https://amzn.to/2GWtUlc

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Karen Cino is multi-published and has been writing since she was fourteen years old. She started her career by writing poetry, short stories and writing articles for her high school newspaper. Her daily walks down at the boardwalk are what gets her muse going. It clears her mind and helps her find realistic plot ideas and the characters boosting up her muse. Karen loves writing about local places that people can relate to.
Karen loves the summer, loves the beach. Her previous books were written and take place in various places across Staten Island. Karen relocated to Barnegat, New Jersey in 2015. She traded in the Staten Island Boardwalk for the shoreline in Long Beach Island. Her Camp Mirage Series takes place in Barnegat, NJ.
Karen is a member of Romance Writers of America, Women’s Fiction Writing Association and Liberty States Fiction Writers. She was Vice President of the New York City Chapter for four years and President for three.
Karen has two adult children, Michael Giordano who’s a singer, songwriter and producer and Nicole Giordano who works in Retail Management and is also a photographer. In 2014 Karen married John Gatti. Her husband is an actor, teacher and attorney.
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Do It Write: Where Taylor Hobbs writes @tayhobbit #RLFblog #timetravel #wanderlustTaylor Hobbs, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Before we talk about your office, please tell us about your latest book.

Sonder Village by Taylor Hobbs

Genre: Fantasy Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
Abandoned for over a hundred years, a small village in northern Spain enchants Remy into purchasing what could be the worst real estate investment of all time. It is located near the Camino de Santiago, a pilgrimage path renowned for miracles, and the disgraced painter waits for her own revelation while rebuilding the ruins of her village and her life. But this property holds dangerous secrets dating back to a Galician military coup in 1846 that refuse to stay buried.
Bieito is a local fisherman married to the sea, but he becomes enamored with the newly-arrived American artist. His decision to pursue Remy—when he can find her—upsets history’s delicate balance and endangers his family.
Engulfed in a past that no one else can see, Remy must find who—or what—is really in control of her fate, and if she can survive being torn between two worlds.
What was your first published book?
Cloaked was my first published book, also a fantasy romance novel available through The Wild Rose Press. It is about Charlotte, a criminal-in-training, who yearns to crack her mentor’s guarded façade but is unprepared to confront his dark past. As her sense of right and wrong blurs, she discovers just how far she will go for him and the sacrifices he requires. If you want to know more, here is the link: https://www.thewildrosepress.com/books/cloaked
Tell us about your writing space or home office.
I’m so excited to share a peek into our quirky liveaboard lifestyle with you all today. This is my writing space! I live on a 38-ft sailboat. All I need is my computer up in the cockpit and I can write. I’ll let you in on a secret: the key is to not be too comfortable when writing. The bench cushions are kind of hard, and sometimes the weather is challenging, but when I am here I guarantee that I’m using my time efficiently. In an air-conditioned office, I would find a million excuses not to draft my 1,000 words for the day. Plus, I have incredible views to inspire me.
Anything special about your space?
Do It Write: Where Taylor Hobbs writes @tayhobbit #RLFblog #timetravel #wanderlustThe beautiful thing about writing on a sailboat is that my view can change. No matter where I go in the world, my cockpit writing space will remain the same, but there will always be a new and exciting adventure whenever I look up. Having this flexibility helps me be more creative with my ideas and characters. I am more willing to think outside the box when both my mind and body can wander freely.
What would like to change about your home office?
Currently, our home base is in North Carolina, but someday soon I hope to write a novel while looking out over crystal clear Caribbean waters, or under the moonlight while on watch during an Atlantic Ocean crossing. Every time my view from my writing space changes, I will have grown as a person and as a writer. “Thought is the wind, knowledge the sail, and mankind the vessel.” –Augustus Hare.
Are you a writing mom/dad?
I am a writing mom! I have a beautiful daughter who is about a year and a half old. I finished the first draft of Sonder Village three weeks before I went into labor. I knew if I didn’t finish it before she got here, it would be too hard to come back to.
How do you juggle writing and family?
I’m still working that one out! I’m a stay-at-home mom, so I can only write when my toddler is asleep. I’m sure it will get easier as she gets older and more independent, but right now I am squeezing the productive minutes in whenever I can. It helps that my husband is incredibly supportive and encouraging. He knows writing time is sacred!
What’s the last book about writing that you read?
It was called Scratch: Writers, Money, and the Art of Making a Living by Manjula Martin. It is a series of interviews and essays from established and rising authors about how creative people make money. Some big-name contributors include Cheryl Strayed, Nick Hornby, and Jennifer Weiner. It was very eye-opening and showed that everyone’s journey and definition of success is unique!
Do you have an author newsletter?
Not yet but I will be starting one soon! Check out the blog and my Instagram for updates.

Where to buy Sonder Village

Publisher https://www.thewildrosepress.com/books/sonder-village
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07QPL4B1W?tag=thewildrosepr-20
Scribd https://www.scribd.com/book/409963335/Sonder-Village
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/sonder-village-taylor-hobbs/1131303004
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/sonder-village

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I live aboard a 38-ft sailboat named Story Time with my husband, baby girl, and dog. We are a military family and love to travel by sea or air. When I’m not writing, I enjoy doing yoga and planning our next adventure. My debut novel Cloaked is also available through The Wild Rose Press. You can keep up with our crazy life at cannonstocruising.com
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Do It Write: Where Ruth A Casie writes @RuthACasie #RLFblog #MedievalromanceRuth A Casie, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Before we talk about your office, please tell us about your latest book.

The Pirate’s Jewel by Ruth A Casie

Genre Medieval Romance, Pirate Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG-13
Deception and family honor are at stake – so is her heart.
Wesley Reynolds will do anything to avenge his family’s banishment from Dundhragon Castle even throw in with the notorious pirate, MacAlpin. His plan, ruin Lord Ewan’s trading network. He has a more devious plan for his father’s ‘best friend,’ the man who abandoned them at the eleventh hour. He’ll ruin the man’s most precious jewel, his daughter Darla. Wesley’s so close to ruining the trade network and succeeding he can almost taste it, but revenge is not nearly as sweet as Darla’s kisses.
Darla Maxwell, beloved by her parents has no prospects of marriage. Her father and Lord Ewan search to find her the right husband. Darla’s special gifts are frightening to many. She has visions that often come true. The murky image of a man haunts her, she’s sure it’s Lord Ewan’s soon-to-be son-in-law, but the vision morphs when she meets Wesley. The meaning couldn’t be any clearer to her, her destiny lies with Wesley.
When revelations surface indicating Wesley has been deceived and his revenge misplaced. Will he find the truth of what really happened to his family in time to stop the pirates? Will Darla ever forgive him? Will he ever forgive himself?
Deception and family honor are at stake – so is her heart.

What was your first published book?
Knight of Runes was the first book I published in 2011.
Tell us about your writing space or home office.Do It Write: Where Ruth A Casie writes @RuthACasie #RLFblog #Medievalromance
I’m fortunate. I have two writing spaces. With all my children on their own, I took over my younger daughter’s room and made it my executive office. It has everything I want except I feel a bit isolated.
Last year, I put a library table in the living room and set up my laptop. It’s easier to get to the kitchen.
Anything special about your space?
I get a HUGE cup of tea, put on my writing playlist, and start up the fireplace. I’m in heaven.
What do you love most about that area?
I love my office. I love the red wall paper, the Berber carpet, the bookcases. I love everything about that room. I’ve written some of my best stories there.
I also love my space in the living room. The fireplace most of all.
What would like to change about your home office?
I don’t think I would change much in my office, although I would like to put more bookcases in and organize the room more.
If money was no object, what would your home office look like?
I would make my office look more like a library. I would raise the ceiling and put bookcases up the wall with rolling ladders to get to the top.
What’s the last book about writing that you read?
Verbalize by Damon Suede was the last book about writing that I read.
What do you like to read for relaxation?
I like to read adventure and mystery books in addition to romance.
Do you have an author newsletter?
I have a monthly newsletter that lets my subscribers know what I doing, writing and where I will be. I also highlight other authors whenever I can.

Where to buy The Pirate’s Jewel

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07M81Y7HM/

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Hi – I’m Ruth A Casie and I write historical and contemporary romance. You might be wondering what I’m about. Sit back and let me tell you.
I’m happiest when I’m telling stories either chatting in a group or writing them down. I love to put my hero and heroine in tough situations and dare them to work it out—together, always together. They haven’t disappointed. Oh, they complain but in the end their love and relationships are stronger than ever.
Here are five things you probably don’t know about me.
1. I filled my passport up in one year.
2. I have three series. The Druid Knight stories are a historical time travel series. The Stelton Legacy is historical fantasy about the seven sons of a seventh son. Havenport Romances are stories set in a small coast Rhode Island town. I also write stories in the connected world the Pirates of Britannia.
3. I did a rap to “How Many Trucks Can a Tow Truck Tow If a Tow Truck Could Tow Trucks.”
4. When I cook I dance.
5. My Sudoku book is in the bathroom. I’m not saying anything else about that.
My stories feature strong women and the men who deserve them, endearing flaws and all. Their stories will keep you turning the pages until the end. I hope my stories become your favorite adventures.
I’m a USA Today bestselling author.
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