Nov 282014
 

anne bartonJen: Today we welcome Anne Barton to Romancing the Book. Anne, will you share a short bio with us?
Anne: Anne Barton started swiping romances from her mom’s bookshelf as a teenager and decided historicals (with their balls, dukes, and gowns) were the best. So, when she had the chance to spend a semester in London she packed her bags—and promptly fell in love with the city, its history, and its pubs. She dreamed of writing romance, but somehow ended up a software analyst instead.

Fortunately, a few years and a few careers later, Anne found her way back to writing the stories she loves and won the Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart® for Regency Historical Romance. She lives in Maryland with her husband and three children, who try valiantly not to roll their eyes whenever she quotes Jane Austen. Her weaknesses include reality TV, cute-but-impractical shoes, and coffee. Lots and lots of coffee.

You can visit Anne on her website, Facebook page, and Twitter.

 

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Nov 262014
 

Jessica Scott1Jen:  Today we welcome Jessica Scott to Romancing the Book.  Jessica, will you share  short bio with us?
Jessica:  USA Today Bestselling author Jessica Scott is a career army officer, mother of two daughters, three cats and three dogs, wife to a career NCO and wrangler of all things stuffed and fluffy. She is a terrible cook and even worse housekeeper, but she’s a pretty good shot with her assigned weapon and someone liked some of the stuff she wrote. Somehow, her children are pretty well adjusted and her husband still loves her, despite burned water and a messy house.

She’s also written for the New York Times At War Blog, PBS Point of View Regarding War, IAVA and most recently, War on the Rocks. She deployed to Iraq in 2009 as part of OIF/New Dawn and has had the honor of serving as a company commander at Fort Hood, Texas twice.

She’s pursuing a graduate degree in Sociology in her spare time and most recently, she’s been featured as one of Esquire Magazine’s Americans of the Year for 2012.

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Nov 252014
 

Annette Drake (Color)Annette Drake is a multi-genre author whose work is character-driven and celebrates the law of unintended consequences.

A Year with Geno, her contemporary romance set in Eagle River, Alaska, was released on summer solstice, June 21st.

Annette’s second novel, Bone Girl, premiered in March from Baskethound Books and is available in ebook, print and audiobook. Her debut novel, Celebration House, was published last August by Tirgearr Publishing.

Now, Annette turns her attention to regaining her sanity and writing the two sequels to Celebration House. Both books are slated for publication in 2015.

She left high school after two years to obtain her GED and attend Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri, where she earned a degree in journalism. Annette worked as a reporter and editor for newspapers in Missouri and Kansas from 1987 to 1993. After earning a bachelor of science in nursing in 1994, she worked in hospitals in Missouri, Alaska and Washington before returning her focus to writing.

Annette makes her home in Spokane, Washington. A member of the Inland Northwest Writers Guild and Spokane Authors & Self Publishers, she loves libraries, basset hounds and bakeries. She does not camp. Much.

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Nov 242014
 

AdairSUGARISTWICEASSWEETMarinaJen: Today we welcome Marina Adair to Romancing the Book. Marina, will you share a short bio with us?
Marina: Marina Adair is a #1 National best-selling author of romance novels and holds a Master of Fine arts in creative writing. Along with the Sugar, Georgia series, she is also the author the St. Helena Vineyard series, and her upcoming Heroes of St Helena series. She currently lives with her husband, daughter, and two neurotic cats in Northern California.

As a writer, Marina is devoted to giving her readers contemporary romance where the towns are small, the personalities large, and the romance explosive. She also loves to interact with readers and you can catch her on Twitter and Facebook or visit her at www.MarinaAdair.com. Keep up with Marina by signing up for her newsletter at www.MarinaAdair.com/newsletter.

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Nov 202014
 

MLBuchmanM. L. Buchman has over 25 novels in print. His military romantic suspense books have been named Barnes & Noble and NPR “Top 5 of the year” and Booklist “Top 10 of the Year.” In addition to romance, he also writes contemporaries, thrillers, and fantasy and science fiction.

In among his career as a corporate project manager he has: rebuilt and single-handed a fifty-foot sailboat, both flown and jumped out of airplanes, designed and built two houses, and bicycled solo around the world.

He is now a full-time writer, living on the Oregon Coast with his beloved wife. He is constantly amazed at what you can do with a degree in Geophysics.

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Nov 192014
 

Pippa Jay Author PicJen:  Today we welcome Pippa Jay to Romancing the Book.  Pippa, will you share a short bio with us?
Pippa:  After spending twelve years working as an Analytical Chemist in a Metals and Minerals laboratory, Pippa Jay is now a stay-at-home mum who writes scifi and the supernatural. Somewhere along the way a touch of romance crept into her work and refused to leave. In between torturing her plethora of characters, she spends the odd free moment playing guitar very badly, punishing herself with freestyle street dance, and studying the Dark Side of the Force. Although happily settled in the historical town of Colchester in the UK with her husband of 21 years and three little monsters, she continues to roam the rest of the Universe in her head.

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Nov 182014
 

Jen: Today we welcome Lauren Layne to Romancing the Book. Lauren, will you share a short bio with us?
Lauren: Lauren Layne used to work in e-commerce. She wore cute shoes and real-person clothes like an adult.

Then she was like, NOPE, changed into her pajamas and started writing romance novels. She believes in sarcasm, weekday happy hours, and happily ever after.

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Nov 172014
 

Music and the Muse! by Julie Ann Walker< Everyone who has ever read one of my Black Knights Inc. books knows that I have mad lurv for music. All music. Rock, pop, country, alternative, classical. You name it, I reference it, allude to it, include it, venerate it, eviscerate it, and just about any other combination you can think of. In fact, in my personal life I'm known to quote movie lines and song lyrics daily - and to the utmost annoyance of friends and family. LOL! My husband once mused, "Just think what you could have accomplished - the cure for cancer, manned interstellar space flight - if 90% of your brain wasn't taken up by song lyrics!"

My current title, FULL THROTTLE, is no different when it comes to the inclusion of musical references. And to get myself “in the mood” for penning a story about a hot hero, a second chance love, and a mad dash through the jungle, I composed the following playlist. Enjoy! I know I did!

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Nov 142014
 

Sue BookJen: Today we welcome Susan Mac Nicol to Romancing the Book. Susan, will you share a short bio with us?
Susan: Susan Mac Nicol is a self confessed bookaholic, an avid watcher of videos of sexy pole dancing men, self confessed geek and nerd and in love with her Smartphone. This little treasure is called ‘the boyfriend’ by her long suffering husband, who says if it vibrated, there’d be no need for him. Susan hasn’t had the heart to tell him there’s an app for that…

She is never happier than when sitting in the confines of her living room/study/on a cold station platform scribbling down words and making two men fall in love. She is a romantic at heart and believes that everything happens (for the most part) for a reason.  She likes to think of herself as a ‘half full’ kinda gal, although sometimes that philosophy is sorely tested.

Lover of walks in the forest, theatre productions, dabbling her toes in the cold North Sea and the vibrant city of London where you can experience all four seasons in a day , she is a hater of pantomime (so please don’t tar and feather her), duplicitous people, bigotry and self righteous idiots.

In an ideal world, Susan Mac Nicol would be Queen of England and banish all the bad people to the Never Never Lands of Wherever -Who Cares. As that’s never going to happen, she contents herself with writing her HEA stories and pretending, that just for a little while, good things happen to good people.

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Nov 132014
 

Jen: Today we welcome C.C. Gibbs to Romancing the Book. C.C., will you share a short bio with us?
C.C.: Years ago I read all of Georgette Heyer’s fabulous Regency romances. After that month long marathon of great stories that ended with only a kiss I said to myself “What the world needs is a Regency with sex! Since then I have written 50+ hot and steamy romances as Susan Johnson and recently chose the pen name C.C. Gibbs to distinguish my billionaire books. Researching the world of the superrich has been great fun. Watching characters develop in the petri dish of incalculable wealth has been fascinating. But when the hard ass ruthless men in these stories discover that love isn’t just a word on a Hallmark card it brings a smile to your face.

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