Happy Holidays from local Romance Authors
Six years ago, I took shaky steps through the door of my 1st meeting, where I had to introduce myself to a packed room. No, I didn’t say, “I’m Jessie and I’m an alcoholic.” I said, “I’m Jessie and I want to write a romance novel. About vampires. Who don’t glitter.” With an addiction to happily ever after novels, my journey started by joining the national RWA and then my local chapter, the Rose City Romance Writers (RCRW).
I have two distinct memories from that meeting. First, it took me about ten seconds to spot Stephanie Rowe. From that point on, my internal thought, Holy Crap, I have all your books, drowned out the speaker’s presentation. Also, the first person to greet me was named Jessica, which I took as good sign. Today I have four of her books in my collection, after she dropped two of her letters to become the one and only Jessa Slade.
Personally, I have yet to be published but I have always considered myself lucky to be in such excellent company. So after many RCRW Holiday parties later, I have an entire bookshelf dedicated to my friends who achieved their publishing dream. And on behalf of this chapter, a mixture of authors you know and aspiring authors who are polishing their pages to be on your bookshelf someday soon, I want to wish you and your family Happy Holidays with this video carol. Youtube Video Clip Please don’t judge our novels based on our singing abilities.
2012 have been a great year for many members. If you get an Amazon gift card in your stocking, here are some suggestions to add to your shopping cart–
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New Releases from my RCRW Chapter Members with Unsanctioned Endorsements
Book Title: Bonds of Trust
Jessie: There is more to Erotica than 50 Shades of Grey.
Jessie: William might be off the market but Henry still likes to party.
Book Title: Caribbean Christmas
Jessie: Forget a white Christmas, I want to be the woman on this book cover.
Book Title: Blooming in the Wild
Jessie: Especially in this economy, reading her series is cheaper than going to Hawaii.
Book Title: THE BODYGUARD
Jessie: The bodyguard… worked for Heidi Klum.
Book Title: Expendable
Jessie: Not to be confused with the Expendables (movie), no aging action stars will appear on these pages.
Book Title: Dracula’s Secret
Jessie: Ha, Ha. I know the secret.
Book Title: The Doctor’s Defender
Jessie: Move over Meredith Grey.
Book Title: The Darkest Night (A Marked Souls Christmas Novella)
Jessie: Not your grandma’s kind of Christmas story, unless she was the kind of woman who never missed an episode of Dark Shadows.
Happy Holidays and Happy Reading!
From Jessie, the grown woman wearing the Santa hat