Some of My Favorite Places on the Web
Websites of Fellow Authors
Kira Sinclair One of my fellow Playfriends, author Kira Sinclair writes sexy contemporaries for Harlequin Blaze.
Kimberly Lang One of my fellow Playfriends, author Kimberly Lang is published with Harlequin Mills and Boon.
Andrea Laurence One of my fellow Playfriends, author Andrea Laurence is published with Harlequin Desire.
Linda Winstead Jones One of our beloved Mavens, author Linda Winstead Jones, widely published with Harlequin and Berkley.
Beverly Barton One of our beloved Mavens, the late author Beverly Barton.
Rhonda Nelson Dear friend Rhonda Nelson, who writes for Harlequin Blaze.
Lynn Raye Harris Dear friend Lynn Raye Harris, who writes for Harlequin Presents.
Heart of Dixie Romance Writers My local RWA chapter.
Some of My Favorite Authors
JR Ward Author of sexy, intense paranormals, including the Black Dagger Brotherhood series.
Kresley Cole Author of sexy paranormals of all kinds.
Kerrelyn Sparks Author of humorous paranormals, focused on vampires and shapeshifters.
Sherrilyn Kenyon Author of intense paranormals, contemporary and Young Adult.
Lara Adrian Author of sexy, intense vampire paranormals.
Larissa Ione Author of sexy paranormal romances featuring demons, angels, immortals, and all manner of fun things.
Beth Kery Author of contemporary erotic and Harlequin Special Editions.
Jami Alden Author of sexy romantic suspense featuring some of the hottest heroes around.
Sharon Sala Author of sexy suspense, contemporaries, and YA paranormal.
Lori Foster Author of sexy romantic suspense.
Barbara Vey Discussing current trends in the publication industry, romance books and reading, and authors.
Blaze Authors Blog Harlequin Blaze authors.
Ruby Slippered Sisterhood Group blog with my fellow 2009 Golden Heart Finalists.
Recommended Reads for Writers
The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity by Julia Cameron
On restoring creativity through times of blockage.
Self-Editing for Fiction Writers: How to Edit Yourself into Print by Renni Browne and Dave King
Must have for the revision process.
The Productive Writer: Tips and Tools to Help You Write More, Stress Less, and Create Success by Sage Cohen
From practical tips to food for thought on how to be more productive and focused as a writer in the midst of real life.
The Writer’s Digest Character Naming Sourcebook by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Great for creating character names according to nationality.
The Synonym Finder by J.I. Rodale
I love this even more than my thesaurus, which is saying a lot!
No Plot? No Problem!: A Low Stress, High Velocity Guide to Writing a Novel in 30 Days by Chris Baty
By the originator of National Novel Writing Month, this book offers lots of writing tips.
First Draft in 30 Days: A Novel Writer’s System for Building a Complete and Cohesive Manuscript by Karen S. Wiesner
For all you plotters out there, this is a comprehensive guide to keeping your plotting thorough and on track.
Writing a Romance Novel for Dummies by Leslie Wainger, Editor at Large for Harlequin Enterprises
Everything Romance from a master editor!
Goal, Motivation, and Conflict by Debra Dixon
Understanding true characterization and how it should affect your story. Only available through her website.
Writing From the Inside Out: Transforming Your Psychological Blocks to Release the Writer Within by Dennis Palumbo
An excellent resource for all the issues we face as writers, from rejection to blockage to fear of success.
Lisa Gardner’s Tricks of the Trade
Charlotte Dillon’s Resources for Writers