In Praise of Wounded Hero Romance

I have a guest essay over at author Anne Holly’s blog!  I’m reading her book Strings Attached now. It’s quite good. There is a side character who uses a wheelchair and she’s told me that she’s considering writing a romance just for him! I hope she does. I’ll be ready to tell you guys all about it if that happens. Please stop by Anne’s blog and take a look at my essay, leave your comments, and enjoy! 😀 http://anneholly.blogspot.com An excerpt from the essay… No one seems to worry about the feelings of the men stereotyped in other genre romances. We read books with naked male torsos on the cover where you can’t even see the faces of these men. No one says that we’re being insensitive to these men. What makes...

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Romantic Friday Writers

Well, the Romantic Friday Writers challenges have changed, which makes me sad. It’s no longer being held every week, but just once a month. Also instead of a word as a theme, there will be pictures to respond to or first sentences to use. I’m not sure that I’ll keep doing it given the new form it’s taking.  Perhaps I will post excerpts of my own choosing on Fridays, though not having the theme to challenge myself with is a shame. For today, how about a sample of my NaNo novel? Here is a 400 word excerpt written this week.  Remember that this is quick writing without any editing, so it is very raw. Word count: 371 ### Talia squinted through the rain. She held one hand up over her eyes and peered again across the parking lot outside her...

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Interview: Actress Teal Sherer

Interview: Actress Teal Sherer

I am so thrilled by what I have to share with you today!  My guest today is my girl-crush, a woman I admire very much.  I’m honored she spoke with me and answered some questions for the website.  Ms. Teal Sherer is an actress who has been appearing almost every where I look lately. BIO Raised in Lenoir City, Tennessee, Teal Sherer is an actress, producer and an activist for performers with disabilities. Teal became a paraplegic at the age of fourteen when she was involved in a car accident. With the support of family and friends and a great rehabilitation program she became fully independent in her wheelchair. She went to college at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta where she caught the acting bug. While there, Teal was cast in her first film, HBO’s...

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CONTEST

CONTEST

I am thrilled to announce that I will be running a contest for fan art based on (W)hole!  I know lots of my friends are artists, and even those who are not should try their hand at a creation. *** The prize? An autographed paperback copy of Breath(e), the sequel to (W)hole, when it comes out in January and I will ship it completely free to anywhere in the world. *** How to Enter: I want to see your interpretations of the characters in (W)hole and how you interacted with the book. 1) Make an image or a video that portrays a character, a scene, or some other aspect of my book. 2) Post it at DeviantArt, Flickr, or YouTube with the tag or title “RuthMadisonContest” 3) I will draw a random winner (and I will show the drawing on video) on January 15th,...

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