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Do Romance Novelists Make Money?

August 19, 2016 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

When discussing whether or not a romance novelist is successful, many people focus on how much money for romance novels sales the author makes. However, is that really the only piece that determines whether or not a romance author, or any author is successful.

The Alpha’s Edge – Chapter 2

June 21, 2016 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

This is the second excerpt from my latest short story, The Alpha’s Edge — a prologue to my new supernatural romance trilogy. You can read the first chapter here — and download the full novella by signing up to receive my blog posts via email, using the form on the right.... read more

The Alpha’s Edge – Chapter 1

June 14, 2016 9:00 am Published by 1 Comment

This is an excerpt from my latest short story, The Alpha’s Edge — a prologue to my new supernatural romance trilogy. You can download the full novella by signing up to receive my blog posts via email, using the form on the right. I hope you enjoy it!  -Julie I... read more

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How to Talk About Love and Sex

March 29, 2016 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

There are probably many disconnects in modern American public discourse. I’m not referring here to our polarized political discourse. (And on that score: Holy moly!) Rather, the disconnect I’m most interesting in talking about (and then seeking to heal) concerns our fractured public discussions on how to talk about love and... read more

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Fabio: Classic Cover Model Hunk

March 22, 2016 9:41 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Fabio. Just one name, and  1980s and 1990s romance novels come to mind. I first learned of him when I was at a book signing for my second medieval, The Viking’s Bride (1989) and someone exclaimed, “Oh, you got a Fabio cover!” I saw him once in the flesh at... read more

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Cameos: Writing Myself as a Character

February 26, 2016 1:42 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Alfred Hitchcock was famous, among other things, for his cameos in the films he directed. Cameos are, by definition, brief appearances in a work of the performing arts, and the people play themselves. The topic of this blog is the writing version of movie cameos, because I always write myself... read more