Hi Welcome to the features page!
There’s a little bit for every one, Booksellers, aspiring
writers, military wives and loves.
BOOKSELLERS: Are you a bookseller and want to
be on my Advance Reading Copy list (ARC)? Or would you like promotional
items for your store? Click here.
READERS: you can enter my next contest and win
these fabulous pamper me prizes and autographed books. Did you read
Naked Truth? Hit Hard is the next Dragon One story with Sam Wyatt
and Viva Fiori, read an excerpt
and click here to vote for the next D1 hero
to have his story told and win a prize. With over the top Max, Sebastian,
Logan or Riley, Who will be next? My Marine Son Nickolas will be
chosing the winner. Vote by June 1st!
For MILITARY WIVES AND LOVES here’s a link
to two authors who have written spectacular books that help military
spouses and families. I can’t recommend these books enough
and its been a long time coming. What I learned the hard way, through
trial and error and help from my mother, is in Shelly Vandervoote’s
by Duty, United in Love. Kathie Hightower and
Holly Scherer's book, Help!
I'm a Military Spouse: I Want a Life Too!, you
find steps to help you, ways to make a job while your stationed
over seas. And Advice on creating time and space that is yours alone.
And of course, there’s Chicken
Soup for the Military Wife’s Soul.
Stories that will inspire and warm your heart, each written by
military wives from world war II till now. I’ve got one
in there too, Sacrifices, and I wrote it when we were stationed
in Okinawa Japan. Its been printed before on navylifelines.com
and its in the front of the Key Volunteer handbook for Marine
Also for the civilians out there who read my books but find the
jargon confusing sometimes, this link
will bring you up to speed or just inform.
ASPIRING WRITERS: For those of you out there who
want to write a romance novel, your first stop should be Romance
wrtiters of America - ww.rwanational.org.
You can’t go wrong there. Joining will get you so much more
than a monthy magazine and RWA is the only writer organization that
has unpublished writers in its membership.
Now, there are a lot of How-To books out there and below I’ve
listed my personal favorites. Before you ask, yes, after 35 books
I still re-read them and use them constantly to refresh the basics.
Sure, there are lots more out there, but I consider these essential
to crafting a good story, no matter what genre.
- The Complete Writer's Guide to Heroes and Heroines,
16 Master archetypes, Tami D. Cowden, Caro LaFever, Sue Viders.
- Goal, Motivation, and Conflict, Debra
- 20 Master Plots, Ron Tobias, Writers
- 45 Master Characters: Mythic Models for Creating
Original Characters, Victoria Lynn Schmidt, Writers
- Fiction Writers Brainstormer, James
V. Smith, Writers Digest
- Writer's Brainstorming Kit, Pam McCutcheon,
Michael Waite www.gryphonbooksforwriters.com