Totally on cloud nine right now! InD’Tale Magazine, a reputable and well known review magazine for romance novels, gave PRINCE OF SOLANA a 5-star review! Commence Happy-Dance! Check out the actual review here Not only did it receive such a glorious review, they also gave it the coveted Crowned Heart Award for Excellence! I … More Prince of Solana 5-Star Review from InD’Tale Magazine
It’s been over a week and this selfish kidney stone has decided to make a permanent residence in my system. Supposedly, there’s only 1, and supposedly, it’s small enough to pass on its own. But by the number of pain pills I’ve taken since last Wednesday, I’m doubting that information. Obviously, I can’t drive while … More Kidney Stones and Hydrocodone
I’m back from RWA in San Antonio, and I’m completely overwhelmed and inspired at the same time! Coincidentally, it’s AUDREY’S PROMISE‘s book birthday this week! 1 year ago a dream came true and my debut contemporary romance went live on Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble! So to celebrate, I’m giving away a free copy … More Book Birthday for AUDREY’S PROMISE
I received wonderful news from my publisher last week, announcing they are giving their authors more free e-copies of their novels to share with reviewers and bloggers! Guess what that means? OPEN CALL FOR REVIEWERS! I’m asking for anyone who is willing to read AUDREY’S PROMISE, and write a review (at least 150 words) to … More Open Call for Reviewers- FREE E-Book!
Time is flying by, even more so that I have a definitive timeline to get this manuscript finished. My deadline is BBDD. Before Baby Due Date. With that comes a massive priority struggle. Between my son’s schedule, gearing up for the baby (and picking out a name!), as well as finishing this manuscript and critiquing … More Time Flies and Priorities Change
*This article originally appeared in the GFWWriters June 2013 Newsletter* CoWritten by author C. A Szarek. So you want to attend a writer’s conference? First time? Even BETTER! There are so many great ones out there. Before you make any decisions, make sure you do your research, talk to others that have gone; listen to what … More How To Choose a Writer’s Conference
I started writing this story that planned to be more romance than suspense. As I’ve written further into it, it’s becoming more suspense than romance, but what concerns me the most is this has become darker than I anticipated. I realized my motivations for one of the major turning points wasn’t strong enough. But I … More Darker Side of Writing
I apologize for my silence over the last few weeks. 2013 isn’t starting off as promising as I’d hoped and we’re dealing with a not-so-pleasant situation, that I have no idea when will be resolved. But I know you all understand. Family and health come first. Sadly, this also means I haven’t been able to … More Apologies for Silence