From Rejection to Spectacular Success


Originally posted on Word by Word:
By Joanne Guidoccio While querying the Gilda Greco Mystery Series, I kept myself motivated by reading the success stories that started with stacks of rejection slips. Here is one of my favorite success stories: In 1992, teacher and motivational speaker Jack Canfield decided to compile all the stories he…

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The End of Summer #FreebieFriday #Romance


August is over, can you believe it? The seasons seem to slip past in the blink of an eye. Maybe it’s getting older, or maybe I just appreciate summer more, but I wish it could stick around for a while longer. How about you? Do you love those warm summer breezes, or are you more […]

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Series or Standalones- Does it Matter? #amwriting #Romance


Series or Standalones That was the question posed by a member of The Story Empire earlier last week. You can read his full thoughts here– well worth your time. I’ve read many great standalone books, (Cinderella anyone?) but have to admit I enjoy stories set in a series much more. There’s a deeper connection to a) the characters, […]

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Sneak Off and Read: Lines all about SENTENCE #RSsos #RomSuspense


Originally posted on Word by Word:
#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines all about SENTENCE Interested in reading more? Click on the book covers below for information about the novel and the author. In midsentence her pen halted, the air thickened and the oxygen whooshed from her lungs as the news anchor announced her friend Callie’s name…

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One Year Home by @MarieForce #Romance #BookReview


This book gave me the tingles! I hurt for John and Ava (though she’s trying to move on) and Julianne, thrust into the middle of an impossible situation falling for the one guy guaranteed to rip her family apart.

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Search & Destroy by @JulieRoweauthor #Suspense #Reading @authorspal


Meet the Author: Full-time author, freelance writer and workshop facilitator, Julie Rowe’s debut novel, Icebound, was released by Carina Press on Nov 14, 2011. Ten novels and eight anthologies have followed. Her most recent titles are the MEN OF ACTION boxed set and VIRAL JUSTICE book #3 of the Biological Response Team series. Julie’s articles […]

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A short Teaser from my upcoming #WomensFic #WIPWednesday


I’ve had heroes on my mind lately. From Dictionairy.com: noun, plural he·roes; for 5 also he·ros. a person noted for courageous acts or nobility of character: He became a local hero when he saved the drowning child. a person who, in the opinion of others, has special achievements, abilities, or personal qualities and is regarded as a role model or ideal: My older sister is my hero. Entrepreneurs are our modern heroes. the principal male character in a story, play, film, etc. Classical Mythology. a being of godlike prowess and beneficence who often came to be honored as a divinity. (in the Homeric period) a warrior-chieftain of special strength, courage, or ability. (in later antiquity) an immortal being; demigod. In my novels I try to create men/women who have many of the qualities above, along with vulnerabilities that create empathy in my readers. It’s a fine balance to […]

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