Category Archives: Golden Heart

Celebrating with Candis Lynn Terry: Her First Sale!

A winner of several prestigious awards, Candis Lynn Terry began her romance-writing journey 22 years ago. She creates contemporary single title romances set in small towns with a dusting of the paranormal. In March 2011 she finally received The Call, … Continue reading

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Celebrating With My 2011 Golden Heart and RITA Finalist Friends

At long last March 25th is here! Like many of you, I spent hours glued to my computer screen hitting refresh every few seconds as I waited to see which of my many talented friends got The Call from a … Continue reading

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Saturday Special: C.J. Chase Sold!

A six-time Golden Heart® finalist, C.J. Chase headed to Orlando this past July to attend the Romance Writers of America® national conference, where she was named the winner in the inspirational category. She sold her winning story to Love Inspired … Continue reading

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Meet Novelist CJ Eernisse Chase

Award winning novelist CJ Eernisse Chase writes “Intrigue of the Past, Inspiration for the Present.” A six-time Golden Heart® finalist who was the 2010 winner in the inspirational category (!), she loves to set her romantic suspense stories in historical … Continue reading

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Meet Debut Novelist Rochelle Staab

Rochelle Staab did what many writers only dream of: she sold the first book she wrote. Hollywood Hoodoo, a current Golden Heart® finalist, will be released by Berkley Prime Crime in November 2011. Rochelle lives in Studio City, California, where … Continue reading

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Burning Down the Barriers: Earning an MFA Writing Romance

I was privileged to interview debut novelist Laura Navarre earlier this month. She’s sold two books in rapid succession. Her debut novel, The Devil’s Mistress, a dark Tudor romance, was released by Samhain on June 1. Dorchester purchased The Devil’s … Continue reading

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Meet Debut Novelist Laura Navarre

In her other life, Laura Navarre is a diplomat who’s lived in Russia and works on weapons of mass destruction issues. In the line of duty, she’s been trapped in an elevator in a nuclear power plant and has stalked … Continue reading

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