Monday, July 31, 2006

Wow! I'm Blogging!

This blog stuff is kind of mind-numbing. I just set up one of my very own called "Creative Adventures" with a profile and stuff. I know I should remember to post to it regularly, but we'll see. I own a yahoo group called Paranormal Mystery Writers and am more used to that. I love a good challenge though!

Whoops. Sorry for being rude and not even introducing myself. My name is Karen Duvall and I just signed a contract with The Wild Rose Press to publish my romantic suspense novel DESERT GUARDIAN. Man, was that a fun book to write! I had a blast. Though I adore my hero and heroine, I have to say my villainess is one awesomely wicked lady. Gotta love a good bad guy, uh, I mean bad girl.

I look forward to lots of fun discussions on this blog!


Monday, July 17, 2006

I am so Excited....

First Class Male and Love and Coffee To Go are now available for sale...I am so excited about the release of my new stories. Rhonda and RJ have been instrumental in helping me polish my stories.

Coffee and Love To Go - Dan is surprised to find out he is the topic of conversation on a women’s talk show about meaningful glances. For the last two weeks when he stops for his cup of coffee, he has noticed a beautiful woman with red hair and now she’s on the air asking the listeners if she should make the first move and talk to him.

First Class Male - Jenny decided to walk to the Post Office to pick up the package her co-workers claimed was waiting for her. However, when she got there the handsome clerk was unable to find the parcel, but he did find her heart.

New Release!

Ok, JOSIE is up and ready to buy!!!
So if you're looking for something to take your mind off these super hot days, download a copy, grab a bottle of flavored water, and lose yourself in the world of Josie...

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Sharing the latest news!

I'm so thrilled to announce my latest release with Wild Rose: JOSIE.
It's a little werewolf story about a lone female who must learn to trust if she hopes to survive.
I don't have a release date yet, but it shouldn't be too long now :)
Check out and for all the latest info!

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Two hats

As an editor at Wild Rose Press, I enjoy reading the submissions and giving helpful feedback to other writers. I wish at this point I had contracted someone, but so far all the submission, though engaging stories and characters have had issues in craft. I've ask all of the writers to work on those elements and resubmit, so I may be doling out contracts right and left in a few months.

As a writer for Wild Rose Press, I am trying to set up book signings and waiting for the release of my books. Reading the forums and seeing all the things other contracted writers are doing to promote, I wonder where they find the time! Any suggestions on the best ways to promote that takes the least amount of my time? I have postcards of my first book and trying to find a source to print magnets for the first and second book.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Summer fun at the races...

Hi WRP friends! I'm stopping by to say hi and this time I thought I'd share some of our family summer fun with you. We had another exciting night at the races last weekend. Ever wonder where a writer gets her inspiration? Here's a snippet...

Take care!

Summer at the racesJuly 10, 2006 by lee.
With all the summer fun comes Saturday night at the races too! The roar of the engines, the thrill of the speed, the racing pulse when a car slides out of the number three turn in a roll… (Luckily it wasn’t my nephew who rolled)
Yep, the races are in full swing right now. We spent last Saturday night cheering for my nephew, William Morrison III, willing him to finish first, feverishly chanting, “Go Willie!” from the stands.
As luck would have it, his radiator blew a hole from a hit he took just as he was about to finish the race and his engine lost power… oh the frustration. He’s having a great season this summer too. Despite the set back, he’s ranked third in points for the 2006 racing season currently and he’s looking stronger each race. Check out the stats here. Not a bad standing for last year’s Rookie of the Year.
Stay tuned… Willie is busy making repairs to his car this week and he’ll be back on the track next Saturday.
Good luck Willie! The fans are rootin’ for ya!
(Aunt) Lee

Friday, July 07, 2006

Hi everyone

Just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Judith Rochelle, and I just signed a contract with The Wild Rose Press. M uch celebrating in our house. The book is an inspirational that will be published in the White Rose Division, and was created for two reasons. I also write very steamy romances and I wanted to write something that our kids could read without needing therapy. And we are a famly strong in our faith, something I wanted to share with others. The idea for the plot came from our daughter's own "homecoming" and the book was a real labor of love. Jenna and Jake, my hero and heroine, became very real to me as I wrote their story.

I live in the Texas Hill Country about 45 minutes from downtown San Antonio. My husband isd a sixth generation Texan, and when we retired, he said he wanted to plant his boots in Texas soil and never leave. We live on six beautiful acres populated with a variety of wildlife, and now that our children are all grown and on their own, share our home we three adorable c ats we adopted almost two years ago.

I love to write, and spend about six hours a day at it, unless it's a day we're out doing fun stuff. I am already hard at work on a seocnd inspirational and anjoying it as much as COMING HOME.

I hope you will all introduce yourselves to me. Lisa and I met oin a Yahoo group and she was kind en ough to send me a great email conratulating me on my contract. I look forward to getting to know everyone in this garden.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

A quick hello

I hope everyone is recovered from the holiday weekend. I'm back at my desk with revisions and getting caught up on work.

Have you all been thinking of entering the Premiere Rose Bouquet Contest at The Wild Rose Press? I've got several different ideas I'm tossing around for some entries.

Just a fly by to say a quick hello today.

Take care!

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Celebrating with a Contest

To help me celebrate the release of my new story, The Theory of Love, I'm having a contest and will be picking TWO winners on July 18th, 2006.

The Contest: It can’t get much easier than this. Simply buy my story (available at and answer this simple question: What happened to Abbey’s hair?
E-mail the answer to me at and you will be entered into the prize draw. It’s that simple.

The Prizes: One winner will receive A Strawberry Daiquiri Pedicure Set including Foot Lotion, Emery Board, Daiquiri Toe Separators, and Terry-cloth Slippers all in its own zippered carrying case and a promo pack. The second winner will receive a Stationary Pack including pens, notebooks, stapler/pencil sharpener set, To-Do list, and a few other little goodies.

And while you are at The Wild Rose Press, take a look at all the new events blooming in the garden!

Monday, July 03, 2006


Reading Emma's blog hit home. I too have waited and worked a long time to get published. However, I've believed in my abilities and though there were a couple times I wanted to bag it - the characters always pulled me back to the computer. The first book I wrote - I still love the characters, but I can't believe I sent it to publishers thinking they would want it! I have grown over the years, and yes, blossomed as a writer. So what better place to finally get my stories published than The Wild Rose Press.

Being an editor and an author for WRP - I know the pain of getting a rejection letter that says " Love it, but..." If you send a submission to me at Cactus Rose, you will get the reason why I don't feel it is ready for publication yet, not just it isn't what I'm looking for, or doesn't fit my needs right now. You will get an answer. After all those years of form rejection letters and the "Loved it, but not right for us at this time", I don't want someone who has been rejected reading the letter and wondering why.

To all those who have been embraced into the WRP family "welcome" and to those who haven't yet made it - take the information you get in the rejection letters and hone your writing skills. It takes practice, and believing in yourself as a writer. Your day will come, and you will be published.

I'm new and learning

Hello! I’m very excited to be a part of The Wild Rose Press. Seems I’ve waited forever to see my book in print. I won’t tell you how many times I almost gave up. With a full time job, family, rejection letters and a home to take care of, you really have to be passionate about writing to get it done. Fortunately, I am passionate about writing and would never be happy if I gave it up.

I'm new and a little nervous. There's so much to do and learn. The WRP is a great site with a lot of great authors. Can’t wait to meet everyone!