Does the romance genre have room for male writers? Definitely, and this month's author -- Jordan Riley Swan -- is proof of that. Swan is the alter ego of Bernie Miller, a self-proclaimed 'wild word hunter' who also writes with a crew to produce romance novels as well as epic fantasy tomes. In addition to running successful business concerns and writing, Swan has served as president of the Central Ohio Fiction Writers organization. His interview provides a delightful glimpse into his world that includes dropping [...]
Joining the Central Ohio Fiction Writers group has been a positive experience for me, a chance to meet and bond with other authors, learn from the monthly presentations, and expand my list of books to read. I also had the privilege of working on the COFW Ignite the Flame Contest with the lovely Marisa Dillon, whose marketing expertise coupled with her writing provided a new direction for my own work. Dillon's novels are historical romance fiction set in Scotland. Her interest in writing about faraway [...]
The absolute BEST prize for a writing contest is publication, and Central Ohio Fiction Writers have that. Sharpen your ideas, flex your fingers, and start writing! And pass the word to all your writing friends!
February has many celebratory events, but the most recognizable has to be Valentine's Day, and what could be more appropriate than inviting a romance author to visit this month? It's my pleasure to introduce Kimberly Beckett, who loves horses and infuses her romantic tales with a strong dose of equine healing. Beckett is a fellow member of the Central Ohio Fiction Writers organization, which supports all things romance as well as other writers in the Buckeye state. Janet Irvin: Welcome to my author's corner, [...]
It's a new day in a new year...welcome, 2022, and welcome, as well, to Maggie Blackbird, who writes romance novels set among Canada's indigenous people. About herself, Maggie is an Ojibway from Northwestern Ontario. She resides in the country with her husband and their fur babies, two beautiful Alaskan Malamutes, one of whom is pictured below. "When I'm not writing," Maggie says, "I can be found pulling weeds in the flower beds, mowing the huge lawn, walking the Mals deep in the bush, teeing up [...]
It's a new day in a new year and we are so ready to be uplifted and inspired. That's why I'm so excited to introduce you to Paulette Harper. Paulette reached out to me just when I was searching for an inspirational writer to give us that burst of energy and creativity we can use after such a difficult old year. I haven't met Paulette in person...yet...but after visiting her beautiful website, I asked her to tell me a bit about herself. She is "the [...]
Rochelle Bradley is a local Dayton area author whose novels combine humor with romantic encounters. She involves herself in community events, mentoring beginning writers and sharing her expertise with readers of all ages. I'm delighted to welcome her to the September author feature. One of my favorite things to read is an author's bio in their own words. Here's Rochelle's, and it is delightful! "Rochelle puts an artistic spin on everything she does but there are two things she fails at miserably:1. Cooking (seriously, she [...]
I must admit to a fascination with Kate Carlisle, our June author, especially her Bibliophile mysteries. After I read the first one, I was hooked, probably because protagonist Brooklyn Wainwright, a bookbinder by trade, loves books even more than I do. Plus, she has a really hunky love interest, which adds a lovely romance to the mix! But before we start talking to Kate, let me tell you a bit more about her. She is a New York Times bestselling author of two ongoing series: [...]