“When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes.”
I recently had an experience that may be familiar to many of you. It is a moment we both look forward to and dread. When we get feedback and critiques back from contest judges, critique partners, beta readers, etc. I have entered a few contests recently, and while I didn’t place, I did receive feedback and comments from the judges. I have also sent the first few chapters to two friends of mine, both of whom are published authors, and got comments and feedback from them as well. But surely I can’t be the only one who has such mixed feelings about getting feedback on your writing right? Continue reading
“Writing is a lonely job. Having someone who believes in you makes a lot if difference. They don’t have to makes speeches. Just believing is usually enough.”
The best book, like the best speech, will do it all – make us laugh, think, cry and cheer – preferably in that order.
Casablanca is considered one of the most romantic movies in the history of film. Made during the glamorous golden age of Hollywood generations of viewers were transported and swept away by the story of Rick and Elsa, star-crossed lovers whose happy ending wasn’t meant to be. Continue reading
The books that help you most are those which make you think that most. The hardest way of learning is that of easy reading; but a great book that comes from a great thinker is a ship of thought, deep freighted with truth and beauty.
You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them. ~ Ray Bradbury
You know that feeling you get when you get when you discover something new and fall in love with it-to the point where you become obsessed with it and devour as much of it as you possibly can? That’s happened to me recently, and I thought I’d share them with you lovely folks so that I have someone else to share the madness with. Continue reading
It is my great pleasure to welcome Maya Rodale to Teatime Romance today! I first met Maya back in 2008 at the New Jersey Romance Writer’s Put Your Heart In A Book Conference. I had heard of Maya as an up and coming historical romance writer, but didn’t realize I was sitting with and talking to THE Maya Rodale at dinner that night. After meeting Maya, I quickly tracked down her books, and have been a fan ever since. Even better, I’ve gotten to know Maya, and not only is she a talented writer, she’s smart, has a sharp wit, and is a great advocate for romance.
Maya is here today to kick off her blog tour for her latest release, The Wicked Wallflower and sharing an exclusive excerpt! I am so excited about this latest series-how can you not like the idea of Wallflowers who decide to get a little wild and scandalous??!!
This is a progressive blog tour, meaning that readers will have to follow Maya from blog to blog to get the whole Wicked Wallflower excerpt.
So, without further ado, take it away Maya! Continue reading