A native Oklahoman with two beautiful girls and a fantastic husband, her resume reflects her passion for new experiences. Since graduating with a Bachelors in Radio, Television, and Film at Oklahoma State, she’s racked up positions ranging from on-air radio talent, skip tracer, and promotions director, to real estate agent, project manager, and business analyst.
Like most women, she’s got obligations stacked tight from dusk to dawn. That’s where the romance comes in. Reading, or writing, romance has been her happy place since she cracked the spine on her first Christine Feehan book years ago. Nothing thrills her more than the fantasy of new, exciting worlds, and strong, intuitive men who’ll fight to keep the women they want.
Whether it’s contemporary, paranormal, or fantasy you’re after, Rhenna’s stories pack romantic escape for the women who need it.
What inspires you to write?
I’ve always been a bit of a daydreamer. Once I started reading romance, I wondered if I could actually put my stories on paper and do them justice. Once I started, I never stopped. If anything, the stories come faster now than ever before and it’s one of the most enjoyable aspects of my life.
Tell us about your writing process.
I’m definitely a plotter. I start with an idea, one usually found in some random moment while driving or out and about running errands. From there I write freeform, letting the ideas come to me as I type. After that, I add structure, ensuring I know where my plot is headed and that every scene I’ve planned for has merit. Of course, every now and then my characters send me on a detour.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I wouldn’t say I talk to my characters. I’d say I become my characters. Their thoughts and emotions flow through me as I put them on the page.
What advice would you give other writers?
Write every single day. The more you do the easier the words will come and the faster ideas will rush in behind them.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I’m a hybrid author with books published via publisher and independently. Frankly, I love both as each bring a unique business aspect to the table. For the traditional side, I have support and mentoring, but on the indie side, I’m able to explore and experiment with new ideas.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I suspect books will follow the way of music. Discovery of new authors by major publishers will take on a whole new path, most of which will be culled from indie publishing.
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: Contemporary, contemporary fantasy, and paranormal
What formats are your books in?: eBook, Print, Both eBook and Print
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