Five Stars! If you…are a Humphrey Bogart/African Queen fan or an Indiana Jones/Raiders of the Lost Ark fan, you will love this book. ~ ~ ~ A. Burroughs on Amazon.
Parnell Stillman, ace pilot, is man to the bone in a lackadaisical kind of way. He has the ability to fly through anything except solid mountain. He lives alone because people are not to be trusted—especially women. Flying is his high road until one sleet-filled morning–it isn’t. Mischance forces his plane down in a frozen wilderness. He can survive, but his live cargo is another matter–an annoying social worker and five orphans–the most irksome freight he’s ever hauled in his life.
Rebecca Hollis is determined to force the obnoxious, disagreeable, self-centered pilot to do whatever is necessary to insure the survival and rescue of the orphans…Even if it means making the noble gesture of keeping her mouth shut—or other womanly things. But the pilot isn’t having it. No way. No how. No time. He’d rather dance with a grizzly or wrestle a puma than give his heart over to a sly, conniving, wily do-gooder. Heroics is not his thing. Rebecca Hollis has other ideas—lots of them! All artful and disingenuous—one of which is bound to work… She hopes.
Targeted Age Group: 18+
Book Price: $4.99
How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
I write happily ever after romance novels. More often than not my characters are mature men and women. I enjoy including generational family members, a mother, a grandmother or other elderly characters–because they have so much to offer–plus they can be eccentric and get away with escapades a heroine or hero cannot.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
My best advice is teach yourself the craft. If what you write works for your characters, don’t be swayed to change your voice. That does not mean a work does not need a beta reader or editing. Books I wrote twenty-five years ago and sold like mad, have to be edited again for today’s readers. To learn how to write fiction, I tore pages out of books and magazines and typed them. I learned grammar, structure, punctuation. Teaching myself gave me far more confidence than taking writing courses. Writing to publish is a whole world away from writing an essay in class. I always keep in mind that as humans in our daily lives when we’re talking we preface the punch line with a paragraph. We chatter away describing an exciting event, house on fire, the firemen and fire engines arriving and wrap with: They found a body in the house. A man died. When we write, we start: “A man died.” That’s the hook. Not the fire. But, I’m not certain there are any aspiring writers today–they all self-publish.
I’ve been writing romance novels romance novels off and on for thirty years. In between books, I’ve had the good fortune to travel to many interesting and exotic locales from London and Paris to Panama, Cuba and Costa Rica. I’ve sailed on a twenty-nine foot sloop in the Pacific, volunteered at a Sisters of Mercy Mission in Colon, canoed on the Big East River in the wilds of Canada and lived part of a winter with trappers in the Louisiana swamps—collecting memories, friends and experiences—which oft times make appearances in my novels. I once was married, but now I’m not. I began a university career at the age of sixty-two and was utterly fortunate to get accepted into a Study Abroad program my senior year—at Queens’ College London University. A fabulous experience and one I encourage every college student to consider.
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