Category Archives: In My Opinion

Road Trip 2014 Inspires Future Stories

I attended my first RomCon this year in June in Denver, Colorado and I decided to take some time out and make it a road trip from our home in Florida.

As you know, I love to include little quirks in many of my books. One of my real life quirks is naming the technology in our vehicles. For readers of my Cosmos Gateway series, did you know that RITA first began life as my GPS unit; we even decorated RITA, lol.

And Walter from my Lords of Kassis series is also the name of our RV.

In our road trip we visited over 22 States and covered 8,000 miles. My hubby is a true champion as he drove Walter for the majority of the time.

Here are some of the top pics from my summer road trip:

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And now I am home in my beautiful home State of Florida and ready to start writing full time. As I traveled through cowboy country, I found myself snapping pictures of scenes and imagining the characters from my Spirit Pass series riding across the range. I was also inspired to write Touch of Frost which is set in New Mexico. There is nothing like visiting an area to become immersed in a story.

Summer is turning out pretty neat so far! lol

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Science Fiction Romance is unpopular?!

sci fi romance genre rejected by publishersIn a recent chat with another author,  I was somewhat startled to discover the misconception by publishers who believe readers don’t like Science Fiction Romance.

You would be shocked that traditional publishing houses don’t think of Science Fiction Romance as being a popular genre. I guess they don’t know what they are missing!

I am obviously a fan of sci-fi romance given I write about it and read the genre. What I love about science fiction romance is the possibilities! The chance to see worlds in a whole new way. The chance to discover what could be out there.

In some ways I see my writing a lot like Star Trek with each story being an episode. And each episode contributing to building my worlds. I write sci-fi romance with a combination of Sci-fi, fantasy, shape-shifter, action, adventure, romance, humor, etc. all in one story.  And perhaps this is the problem publishers have with me at least! They have a problem trying to ‘fit’ me into one of their boxes!

To read my full vent, check out my new post over at Starbound Lovers blog.  Maybe someone needs to talk to the publishing houses!

Here’s the link: http://starboundlovers.blogspot.com/

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