The Ruby-Slippered Sisterhood Blog is here!

RubySlipperPinThe Ruby-Slippered Sisterhood (of which I am a proud member) unveils our blog today (9/21/2009)  in honor of the opening of Golden Heart® season.

For everyone considering the Golden Heart® contest or working on polishing their manuscripts, the Sisterhood is offering critiques and other giveaways for our inaugral month as well as tips and musings on our respective writing journeys. These women are some of the most amazing and inspiring people I’ve met and, as you can see from the blog, quite a fun group.

The Golden Heart® will always hold a special place in my heart. Before I was announced as a finalist, very few agents or editors would give my time period a chance. The GH® opened doors for me and in a span of three months I went from having a manuscript that was almost ready to be stuffed under the bed to signing an agent and selling!

My first blog for the RSS is this Friday in which I discuss why I finaled. I’m giving away a first chapter critique on that day and I hope that the GH® will open doors for many aspiring authors this year. Other Ruby Sisters are offering critiques as well, so come by and join the launch party all month.

Oh, and definitely ogle the beautiful site design from our own Elisabeth Bemis. She did an amazing job, didn’t she?


Interview at Romance Writers on the Journey


Keli hosts the "Romance Writers on the Journey" blog

My interview is featured today on Keli Gwyn’s “Romance Writers on the Journey” blog. The blog features unpublished and debut authors on the road to publication. I like to read the blog for inspiration and Keli caught me when I was hanging around to find out more about some of my fellow Ruby Slippered sisters from the Golden Heart® 09 tour.

I think she does a fabulous job researching these interviews. It’s all the dirty details on my contest warpath and the  roller coaster I’ve been on since March. (Never before revealed online…shhh!!!) To put things into perspective, when I volunteered to do the interview in June, I had received the GH@ nomination and was thinking the Call would never come.

Hop on over and take a look.