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Haunting Refrain, a paranormal romance by Mary Marvella, tells the love stores of Sarah and William who have been best friends since her birth. How will they handle learning they were married a one and a half centuries ago? Sometimes a love is so strong one lifetime isn’t enough.

Mary Marvella, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about Haunting Refrain.

Haunting Refrain by Mary Marvella

Genre Paranormal Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG

Haunting Refrain is about a love that lasts more than one lifetime. Sometimes one lifetime isn’t enough.

When Sarah Overby, a music professor, finds ghosts in her attic, she hesitates to tell her best friend, William McKeown. She doesn’t think he’ll understand. Telling him he lived a previous life as her husband would make him think she was crazy.

William, the psychology professor, has adored Sarah forever. He just doesn’t realize this isn’t the first time he loved her. His feelings for his best friend are changing, but he doesn’t believe in ghosts, reincarnation, or lasting romantic relationships. How can he handle the idea that he lived a previous life?

Sarah’s ghosts and an old trunk in her attic reveal secrets about the past and tell of a haunting refrain.

Love, Lust, and Sweet Tea.

Tell us about yourself as a person.

What is your personality type?

I love to learn new things. My curiosity knows few bounds. I am disorganized but not.

What was your favorite childhood game?

I was a “Let’s Pretend” child. I made up the games we played in our playhouse in our large back yard. Sometimes I even scared myself. I climbed trees and took my dolls with me.

What is your favorite subject to talk about?

I’ll talk about almost anything, but I LOVE to talk about writing and teaching.

What is your favorite meal?

I love hibachi salmon and shrimp. (The leftovers are amazing)

Tell us about yourself as a writer.

What made you want to be a writer?

I have always been a storyteller, so when I retired from teaching, I decided to write the stories my grandmamas told us. Then I discovered romance novels, and characters in my head insisted their stories must be told.

When you go to a convention, what kinds of things do you take along?

I pack everything I might need. I’m the person with the things others forgot. I take sensible shoes and one purse. Extra clothes are a must since I have been known to wear parts of my meals. No one could wear all the jewelry I take with me, but I LOVE my jewelry!

My laptop goes along, of course, and a rolling briefcase!

What’s your best advice for a new writer?

Write as much as you can. If all that comes to mind is crap, write it, and sort it out later. NEVER throw away anything you write. Keep a file of deleted material to revisit and repurpose.

What are your writing goals for the next year or so?

I hope to finish book one of a paranormal series and a paranormal novella I started. I have plenty of unfinished projects waiting.

Where to buy Haunting Refrain

Publisher M. Barfield Publishing
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0057033GG/
Barnes and Noble http://bit.ly/3boecze
Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/65206

Mary Marvella Social Media

Mary Marvella has been a storyteller for as long as she can remember. The arrival of the book mobile was as exciting as hearing the music of the ice cream truck. As a child of the South, she inherited the storytelling gene from her parents and writes with a southern flair.

Retired from teaching classic works of the masters, Mary plays let’s pretend with her characters. She has published 10 novels, 1 book on editing, and a collection of Christmas stories.
Mary tutors and coaches writers when she isn’t working on projects as a freelance editor. She has always been a grammar geek who loved soaking up new knowledge and reading everything, including labels on cereal boxes.
Mary has taught workshops for Georgia Romance Writers, Northeast Metro Atlanta Christian Writers, Savvy Authors, Hearts through History (RWA) and FF&P (RWA) and The Southern Pen Indie Conference. Mary loves teaching so much she published a book called Weeding of your Manuscript: What Editors Wish You Knew
Website www.MaryMarvella.com
Blog https://pinkfuzzyslippersauthors.wordpress.com/
Twitter https://twitter.com/mmarvellab
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Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Mary-Marvella/e/B008E1SJ32/
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Meet NJ Walters @njwaltersauthor Author of Burning Ash #RLFblog #PNRMeet NJ Walters, Bestselling Paranormal Author of the Forgotten Brotherhood series, Salvation Pack series, and Blood of the Drakon series.

NJ, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about Burning Ash.

Burning Ash by NJ Walters

Genre PNR

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

No one is more surprised than Asher, one of the oldest vampires on Earth, that he’s attracted to vamp hunter Jo Radcliffe. She’s smart, a talented slayer, and she’s gorgeous. Something about her pulls at him, like no one ever has before. For a man whose name strikes fear in everyone––this is something new and intriguing. And quite possibly deadly, if she discovers his secret.

Jo has two things in common with the handsome Asher––they are both slayers and someone is messing with them in a very-much-trying-to-kill-them way. She’s not so happy about joining forces with a dude she doesn’t know. But he’s sexy as hell and really good at his job as one of the Forgotten Brotherhood, whose business it is to execute misbehaving paranormals.

She knows she’s bait in a larger plot to harm Asher and the Brotherhood. And there is nothing he won’t do, no line he won’t cross, to keep her safe––which may be the weakness that destroys them both.

Tell us about yourself as a person.

What is your personality type?

I’m an introvert. I’m quite happy spending time at home writing, reading, and watching TV. I love to go to the movies by myself or take myself out for breakfast or to a coffee shop. While I enjoy doing things with family and friends, I have no trouble going to events or shopping on my own.

What was your favorite childhood game?

That’s a tough one. I had all the usual childhood loves like jump rope, Barbies, tag, and such, but I used to love pretending to be a teacher or librarian. I’d spend hours at that.

What is your favorite meal?

I’m a very plain eater and can’t say I have a favorite meal, but I do have some favorite foods—bananas, bread, cheese, and chocolate.

Tell us about yourself as a writer.

What made you want to be a writer?

Like all writers, I started out as a reader. But other than poetry and a short story or two, I didn’t really think about writing until I was in my thirties. I was at a time in my life when I had some time and thought, “I could do that.” So, I did. I wrote two books that got rejected many times. I put them away and stopped writing for almost another decade before I started again. The book I wrote ended up being my first published book—Annabelle Lee (now available as Uncovering Annabelle) And the two books that were rejected? They were rewritten and were eventually published as Discovering Dani and The Way Home, the first two books of my contemporary romance Jamesville series.

What’s your best advice for a new writer?

Just write. It’s that simple. There’s no magic involved in writing, only hard work. It’s not an easy career, but it is a rewarding one. And don’t be afraid to grow and change. I began as a contemporary/contemporary erotic romance writer and ended up writing mostly paranormal romance. I’ve also written some sci-fi/fantasy books as well. Some writers find a niche and happily stay there. I find I need to switch it up now and again to keep the creativity flowing, which is why paranormal romance is so appealing. So many possibilities.

What are your writing goals for this year?

I admit that 2020 has been a rough year for me. For the first time since my career began in 2004, I didn’t want to write. My goal for the coming year is to block out the craziness of the world and get back to what I love doing best—telling stories.

Where to buy Burning Ash

Publisher https://entangledpublishing.com/burning-ash.html
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08FGV7C9Q/
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/burning-ash-n-j-walters/1137455950
iBooks https://books.apple.com/us/book/burning-ash/id1527096039
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/burning-ash

NJ Walters Social Media

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.
Website http://www.njwalters.com
Blog http://njwalters.blogspot.com
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Meet Tricia Schneider @TriciaSchneider Author of A Cursed All Hallows’ Eve #RLFblog #PNR #Halloween2020

A woman seeks the help of a ghost in Tricia Schneider’s new paranormal romance, The Ghost of Morley Manor featured in A Cursed All Hallows’ Eve: A Limited Edition Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy, and Reverse Harem Halloween Themed Collection. Can she save the soul of the charming ghost haunting her home?

Tricia, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about A Cursed All Hallows’ Eve.

The Ghost of Morley Manor featured in A Cursed All Hallows’ Eve by Tricia Schneider

Genre Paranormal Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

When Alice Worthington’s father dies, he leaves Morley Manor and all his debt to her and her younger brother. Desperate to find a way to pay the creditors, Alice performs a séance to contact the spirit of the last man to have seen the jewels rumored to be hidden within her home.

Sir Nicholas, a two-hundred-year-old roguish ghost, strikes a bargain with Alice. Find his earthly remains and bury them in consecrated ground. Only then will he reveal the location of the hidden jewels. Alice agrees not knowing when the time comes, she must decide between saving her home or saving the soul of the charming ghost who haunts Morley Manor.

The veil is thin. Darkness calls. Will you answer?

Halloween curses plague the daring heroes and spunky heroines in this spirited collection of tales. A Cursed All Hallows’ Eve brings you 20+ stories stuffed with everything from dark gods to brooding shifters, delivering hours of decadent, pleasure-filled reading from bestselling and award winning urban fantasy and paranormal romance authors.

If you can’t get enough of those supernatural creatures—vampires, ghosts, witches, demons, and fae—this limited edition collection will alternately thrill you with the spicy and tempt you with the sweet. Delve into these worlds where the living haunt the dead and the undead tempt the breathing.

Answer the call, because this Halloween, not all the costumes are disguises.

Tell us about yourself as a person.

What is your personality type?

I’m an introvert with extrovert tendencies. I know, it probably doesn’t make sense. When I was a kid, I was painfully shy with people. I was quiet and didn’t talk much. After I began working at Waldenbooks, I was forced into a situation where I had to talk to people to sell them books. I discovered the art of conversation and it’s a skill I’m grateful to have learned. Now, I can talk to anyone about anything, but I still prefer to keep to myself. I love to socialize, but I also love to be alone.

What was your favorite childhood game?

I spent many nights with my family playing boardgames and card games. Some of my favorites were Trivial Pursuit and Scrabble. Each of these games were difficult since I was no older than 11 years old, but I still loved them. They were challenging, and I love challenges. Also, Uno and Pokeno. My grandfather was fun to play any card game with as he always made me laugh myself silly.

What is your favorite subject to talk about?

I’m a mother of four children, so anything about kids is probably my easiest topic to talk about. Anyone with children can go on and on about their kids! But I love learning and sharing things I learned, so I have many interests such as books and literature, TV shows and movies, history, science, art, quantum physics, religion, and the supernatural. But not math. I don’t want to talk about math. Especially common core math. *shudders*

With Halloween right around the corner, my favorite topic at the moment is the supernatural! If you ever want to strike up a conversation with me, tell me your ghost stories! I love, love, love talking about the paranormal. Give me ghosts, cryptids, vampires, werewolves, witches and spells, aliens and UFO’s. Anything that has a mysterious supernatural element to it. I will talk about it all! I have my own interesting stories to share and I belong to a few paranormal groups with like-minded people. Too many strange and unexplainable things have happened during my life, so rest assured, I am a believer!

What is your favorite book?

Nope. Can’t narrow it down to just one. Skip!

What is your favorite meal?

Grilled salmon with rice and vegetables. Oh, it’s delicious! I could eat this every day. Don’t forget to follow that meal with dessert! A nice warm brownie covered with mocha ice cream, hot fudge, whipped cream and a cherry on top. Heaven!

Tell us about yourself as a writer

Meet Tricia Schneider @TriciaSchneider Author of A Cursed All Hallows’ Eve #RLFblog #PNR #Halloween2020

What made you want to be a writer?

I must have been born reading. I don’t ever remember not having books in my home. Even the pictures I drew when I was a child all had stories to tell. I never wanted to be a writer, I just am. It’s a part of me. I always wrote for fun. In a creative writing class during my senior year in high school, my teacher urged me to consider publication. He believed I had talent. It was the first time in my life that I thought of writing as a possible career choice.

What are your favorite books for writing advice?

I’ve got a couple of these which you can find if you check out my Goodreads bookshelf labeled writing-reference.

How I Write: Secrets of a Bestselling Author by Janet Evanovich

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King

The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers by Christopher Vogler

Complete Writer’s Guide to Heroes and Heroines: Sixteen Master Archetypes by Tami D. Cowden

GMC: Goal, Motivation and Conflict: The Building Blocks of Good Fiction by Debra Dixon

Any of Chris Fox’s Write Faster, Write Smarter series

Any of Joanna Penn’s books

What’s your best advice for a new writer?

Read. Read. Read. There’s so much you can learn by simply reading the kinds of books that you want to write. Never stop reading. And don’t give up!

What are your writing goals for the next year or so?

I’ve recently joined a writer’s group on Facebook that has inspired me to push my writing abilities. In that group, I’ve joined several multi-author boxed sets. For 2021, I’m all about writing shifters and alien romances. Between my own series and the stories that I’m writing for the boxed sets, it’s going to be a busy, busy year! I’m looking forward to it!

Where to buy A Cursed All Hallows’ Eve

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08JM8DF3G

Tricia Schneider Social Media

Tricia Schneider is a multi-genre romance author. From werewolves, vampires and witches to wicked pirates and sexy aliens, she weaves sensual stories where happily-ever-after is a guarantee. She believes there is a book for everyone. A sentiment she gained after years of working as Assistant Manager and bookseller at Waldenbooks. After the store closed, she turned to writing full-time, publishing all kinds of romance such as paranormal, historical, fantasy, sci-fi and gothic romances.
Tricia lives in Pennsylvania with her four children and two rescued cats, Harley and Cassius. When she’s not typing away on her laptop, she’s riding shotgun in a ’67 Impala while keeping her eyes open for a madman in a Big Blue Box.
Website https://www.TriciaSchneider.com
Blog https://www.shadowsofromance.blogspot.com
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When her new online relationship heads south, a hopeful digital artist must confront her past in order to embrace the future. The Guy From The Internet is Birdie Song’s new sweet romance, coming 2 Nov 2020.

Birdie, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about The Guy From The Internet.

The Guy From The Internet by Birdie Song

Genre Sweet Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG-13

A sweet romance with a touch of family drama.

Holly Chee does not have her life together. She’s flip-flopped on uni courses and career choices, and somehow scared off her long-term fiancée-to-be, much to the chagrin of her immigrant parents.

But she does have her streaming channel, where she broadcasts her art from her one-bedroom Mount Lawley apartment. And she has that guy from France… assuming he’s even who he says he is.

“The Guy From The Internet” is a sweet #OwnVoices Asian-Australian romance novella, set in the world of Somerville Downs.

Tell us about yourself as a person.

What makes you different from other people?

Did you know the world’s population is a little over 7 billion? If I were a “one in a million” kind of person, there’d be enough people just like me to fill a medium-sized town. Imagine that! A whole town of people just like you. Anyway, I’ve been told I can be a bit odd sometimes…

What is your favorite subject to talk about?

I’m not much of a talker, but there are some things I could listen to others talk about for ages. Their creative process, for one. I love seeing how other creatives go about doing their work. Another is their garden. It’s amazing when you meet a passionate plant nerd who’s really into the science of it—their passion is contagious!

What is your favorite meal?

Right now, I’m obsessed with a burger place about 20 minutes from home. Their patties are juicy, the bread is fantastic, and they probably have the best chips out of any other burger place in town.

Tell us about yourself as a writer.

What made you want to be a writer?

I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember, starting with paper journals in my terrible juvenile handwriting, but I never thought I could have a career in it until later in life. Outside of my day job, fiction writing has been a way to explore ideas and empathise more with different kinds of people.

What’s your best advice for a new writer?

No matter how long I’ve been writing anything for, I still always feel like a new writer myself. It’s good in a way, helps to keep things fresh and interesting, and there’s always something new to learn about the craft. I’d probably tell them that — to hang onto that “newcomer enthusiasm” and try to keep learning new things.

What are your writing goals for the next year or so?

I’ve got two manuscripts in the works, one (or both!) of which I hope to release next year, but we’ll see how it goes. When I started writing the Somerville Downs stories, I vowed to keep this part of my life light and fun — especially off the back of this interesting year.

Where to buy The Guy From The Internet

Amazon https://books2read.com/u/3y7ljl

Birdie Song Social Media

Birdie Song is an Asian-Australian romantic who writes sweet stories about people falling in love. She believes love is more important than labels, integrity is our most attractive quality, and that no one should be judged for putting pineapple on a pizza.
Website https://birdiesong.weebly.com
Blog https://birdiesongauthor.blogspot.com
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Meet Shiela Stewart Author of Discovery in Passion #RLFblog #ParanormalRomance #PNRLiving in a small town may seem safe in Shiela Stewarts Paranormal Romance series Discover in Passion. Until the ghosts of the past demand justice.

Shiela, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about Discovery in Passion.

Discovery in Passion by Shiela Stewart

Genre Paranormal Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Wanting to start fresh, Cassie Evans relocates to the small town of Passion where she moves into the home of her dreams, complete with dreamy next door neighbor, artist, and handyman Thomas Healy. The only problem is, the house she bought just might be haunted.

Thomas Healy lives a life of solitude and that suits him just fine. Then Cassie Evans moves in next door and begins to turn his peaceful life upside down. He tries to ignore her, but ignoring a woman as beautiful as Cassie isn’t so easy, especially when she shows up at your door, naked, begging for you to paint her. Thomas’ first mistake was to agree to it, his second was to take Cassie to bed, now she’s all he can think about.

When their blossoming love is overshadowed by a ghostly haunting, the curious Cassie launches an investigation into the life and death of her home’s previous owner, uncovering a mystery and attracting the attention of a killer. Where will Cassie’s discovery lead her, to the love of her life or to death itself?

Tell us about yourself as a person.

What makes you different from other people?

Well, I once lived in a haunted house. It wasn’t a malicious spirit. Completely opposite. The spirit of the woman who died in our farm house was very helpful in that she would bring my baby sister a bottle if she woke crying, opened the curtains in the morning to let the sun in and set cups on the table or morning coffee.

What is your favorite subject to talk about?

Anything paranormal. I’m fascinated in others experiences and thoughts of spirits who still remain around us.

What is your favorite meal?

I’m a meat and potatoes gal. I could eat roast chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy every day if I could.

Tell us about yourself as a writer.

What made you want to be a writer?

I’ve always been a storyteller. As far back as I can remember, I told stories to anyone who listened. As I grew, so did my collection of stories. After filling two boxes of manuscripts, my husband urged me to look into getting them published. It wasn’t easy, but I stuck with it, and to date, I have 15 books published.

When you go to a convention, what kinds of things do you take along?

A nice bright bouquet of flowers. Bookmarks for giveaways and merchandise with my books printed on them.

What’s your best advice for a new writer?

If it truly is your passion, stick to it. Don’t let rejections get you down or doubt yourself.

Where to buy Discovery in Passion

Publisher Club Lighthouse Publishing
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Shiela-Stewart/e/B002BLN95E
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/discovery-in-passion-shiela-stewart/1009025479

Shiela Stewart Social Media

Shiela Stewart is a paranormal suspense author with a writing history that stems back to her youth. Always a dreamer, wondering if her stories would ever reach an audience, she was finally published in 2006 and hasn’t stopped since. It is rare to find a stand-alone book as she prefers series stories. Her longest running series to date is her Darkness series, which is a vampire romance.
Her joy for scary suspense is evident in each of her books. She has had several accomplishments, including fighting for the top spot in the rankings with author Stephanie Myers, receiving glowing reviews as well as interviews on local television and reviews and interviews in The Romantic Times Magazine.
When not writing, Shiela spends her time with the love of her life, William, and their children and grandchildren. Her strong affection for animals is evident in the many cats she cares for.
Her favorite time of the day is at sunset.
Website https://www.shielastewart.com/
Twitter https://twitter.com/ShielaSue
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Meet Janet Lane Walters @JanetL717 Author of Tangled Dreams #RLFblog #ContemporaryRomanceLearn a bit about Janet Lane Walters and why she writes books in a number of genres. Her latest Tangled Dreams is a contemporary romance and she’s now working on Nilos, Moon Rising a fantasy.

Janet, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about Tangled Dreams

Tangled Dreams by Janet Lane Walters

Genre Contemporary romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): 3

Two reasons bring Cancer heroine Janine Rhodes to Fern Lake. The first is the Masters and Doctors program at the nearby university. The second is a letter from a dying woman.

When Virgo Nate Quinn learns about his son’s medical condition, he can barely hold on. Just a year ago, he lost his wife to cancer. His adopted son has become his entire family. When the doctor asks him about the child’s birth parents, he has no idea. He agreed to the adoption but only signed papers and took no other part in the process. Now he needs to locate two people.

Tell us about yourself as a person.

What makes you different from other people?

I’m not sure I’m much different from most people though for most of my life I’ve been a book worm. I was married for sixty plus years to the same man who considered my passion for writing as an obsession. He was a psychiatrist so he might have been right. I have an eclectic family. Three children by birth and one a biracial child by adoption. I have four black grandchildren and three Chinese. Guess that might be a bit different. I’ve lived in anumber of states and fell in love with the Hudson Valley of New York. Many of my stories are sited here. I kind of dabble writing mysteries, contemporary romance, fantasy romances and a fantasy series for young people. As well, I’ve written paranormal stories with history in the background. There are also several non-fiction books, two written when I was ghost writing for doctors and one on writing fiction with a good friend. I’m into Astrology and once earned enough money to make a trip to Ireland doing charts for others. I’ve composed music with several being played at the church I attended. So that’s my very almost ordinary life. I’ve been published since 1968 with time out to return to work as a nurse to help children through college. I also have a BA in English and a BS in Nursing.

What is your personality type?

I’m rather kind of mixed in personality. There are times when I’ m an introvert and bury myself in words, mine and others. I can also be an extrovert enjoying interacting with people. Lately with the Corono virus, I’ve been more introvert.

What was your favorite childhood game?

As a child during WW II, the games we played were all about planning for an invasion. We ranged the hill in front of our house and dug hidden pits in the ground. We also spent time spotting planes. We became adept with Morse Code. There were also the usual childhood games. Telling ghost stories at night and putting on plays for the neighbors. On the street where I lived, there were 2 girls and eight boys of the same ages. Needless to say things were geared to boys.

Tell us about yourself as a writer.

What made you want to be a writer?

Pneumonia is the culprit. I had been married for a few months and during a regular check-up at the hospital where I worked, they found pneumonia. Back then antibiotics were rare and I was allergic to penicillin so the search went on. On my way home, I stopped at the library and took out a heap of books. My aunt brought some more and my sister-in-law sent a shopping bag. Many of hers were medical romances. After reading a half dozen of them, I tossed the books aside and decided I could do better. They knew nothing about nurses, doctors and hospitals. I remember some of the premises even today and shudder. That’s when the quest began and I started reading books about writing. A few years later, I published my first short story and then went on to writing novel lengths.

What’s your best advice for a new writer?

Finish the book. Don’t keep rewriting the first chapter or chapters over and over until you lose sight of what you want to write. Yes, there are things you know aren’t right and things you may have left out but continue to the end. The end almost always makes you realize when you are finished how much the story and the characters have grown. Then it’s time to start revising. As you continue to write, you will find a system that works for you but this comfort doesn’t start the moment when you first begin writing. You will learn by doing and by trial and error.

What are your writing goals for the next year or so?

Goals are a great thing to have. For the next while I’ll be concentrating on two series to finish both. One is a contemporary Romance Moon Child series and there are seven out of twelve finished. They are books in the 40,000 to 50,000 length. I am also concentrating on a fantasy series Moon Rising that will have six books in total. I’m on the third. These are longer books.

Where to buy Tangled Dreams

Publisher https://bookswelove.net/walters-janet-lane/

Janet Lane Walters Social Media

Janet Lane-Walters has been writing and having her books published since the days of the typewriter. She has more than 40 novels and dozens of novellas plus four non-fiction books published. Janet lives in the scenic Hudson River valley with her husband, a psychiatrist who has no desire to cure her obsession with writing.
She is the mother of four and the grandmother of five with two children expected to arrive soon from China. Janet writes in a number of genres – Romance from sweet to sensual and from contemporary to fantasy and paranormal. She has published cozy mysteries and medical suspense. She also has a number of YA fantasies published.
Website https://bookswelove.net/walters-janet-lane/
Blog https://wwwelecticwriter.blogspot.com
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Janet-Lane-Walters/e/B0034P79H0/

 

 
 
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